The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently [NOOK Book]

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“Your only job is to help your players be better.” That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. Now, a storied career and a Super Bowl victory later, Tony Dungy is sharing his unique leadership philosophy with you. In The Mentor Leader, Tony reveals what propelled him to the top of his profession and shows how you can apply the same approach to ...
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The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently

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Overview

“Your only job is to help your players be better.” That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. Now, a storied career and a Super Bowl victory later, Tony Dungy is sharing his unique leadership philosophy with you. In The Mentor Leader, Tony reveals what propelled him to the top of his profession and shows how you can apply the same approach to virtually any area of your life. In the process, you’ll learn the seven keys of mentoring leadership—and why they’re so effective; why mentor leadership brings out the best in people; how a mentor leader recovers from mistakes and handles team discipline; and the secret to getting people to follow you and do their best for you without intimidation tactics. As a son, a football player, and a winning coach, Tony has always learned from others on his path to success. Now you can learn to succeed for your team, family, or organization while living out your values—by becoming a mentor leader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414346120
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 101,750
  • File size: 474 KB

Meet the Author

Tony Dungy
Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life, New York Times best-seller Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory in 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of six children. They live in Tampa, Florida.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Jim Caldwell vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 The Mandate of a Mentor Leader: Focus on Significance 1

Chapter 2 The Mind-Set of a Mentor Leader: "It's Not about Me" 19

Chapter 3 The Maturity of a Mentor Leader: A Look Within 45

Chapter 4 The Marks of a Mentor Leader: Characteristics That Matter 67

Chapter 5 The Moments of a Mentor Leader: Influence and Impact 99

Chapter 6 The Model of a Mentor Leader: Living the Message 123

Chapter 7 The Means of a Mentor Leader: Maximizing Team Performance 139

Chapter 8 The Methods of a Mentor Leader: The Seven E's of Enhancing Potential 165

Chapter 9 The Measure of a Mentor Leader: Building Other Lives of Impact 193

Q & A with Tony Dungy 205

About the Authors 229

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    The Mentor Leader, by Tony Dungy, is the coach’s third boo

    The Mentor Leader, by Tony Dungy, is the coach’s third book he has written, but only the first of which I have read. From the onset, it is clear that this book covers a topic which unfortunately doesn’t get implemented by individuals in leadership positions to the extent which it should. Coach Dungy masterfully explains how an individual in a leadership role influences others, and by virtue of that fact, essentially leaves a legacy to those underneath them so that they can become peers. That is in contrast to a more secular interpretation of a leader being one who is in control of others. Coach Dungy provides examples of how to allow individuals to become good influences on others, for the purpose of making them better, no matter what they do. The impact that a leader can have on an individual is tremendous. It is refreshing and worthwhile to see Coach Dungy’s approach as a leader in an avenue which is too often full of leaders who are out for their own goals and achievements. The mentor leader seeks to better others and build them up to make them leaders as well. A definite worthwhile read for someone who is seeking to gain insight from someone who is truly a gentleman and a great positive influence. “It’s not about me” sums up Coach Dungy’s mentor attitude, but also servant attitude as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Secrets to building people and teams that win consistently. Supe

    Secrets to building people and teams that win consistently. Super Bowl winning Tony Dungy is author of two previous books, Uncommon and Quiet Strength along with Nathan Whitaker. There is a list of action steps, practical ways to put the ideas presented into practice, along with a Q and A on each chapter. The author states "Relationships are ultimately what matter - our relationship with God and with other people." and when it comes down to it that is all that really matters. Tony mentions many who have mentored him through his playing and coaching career, especially Chuck Noll and his father.
    This book is a very enjoyable and readable 9 chapters with titles such as The Mind-set, The Methods, The Maturity and The Measure of a Mentor Leader. These outline what is needed and expected from a mentor leader.
    I have a lot of respect for men like Tony Dungy that are in the public spotlight and so outspoken about their faith. I enjoy his take on involvement. He states, " It's impossible to lead from a distance. Without engagement, you can not lead effectively."
    Whether you lead a family, company, or Super Bowl winning football team, you will find practical ideas on being an effective leader.
    I would recommend this book to those unfamiliar with the author's background, and anyone interested in becoming a leader the right way.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    The Mentor Leader

    A pep talk from the author of Quiet Strength, Tony Dungee. Want to have an impact on your family, on your team, on the next generation for Christ. Focus on building a life of significance. I assume Mr. Dungee wrote this as a book for leaders within organizations, but I saw this idea develop as a reference for parents. I loved Mr. Dungee's use of the story from Joshua to call out leaders and point out the messiness of the journey and the blessings at the end of the road. I dog-earred many pages and highlighted large amounts of texts. Nuggets of wisdom.

    Mr. Dungee leads readers to count the cost referring to Jesus's parable. Make priorities and let decisions fit those priorities. Thank you, Mr. Dungee, for focusing on servanthood, leadership, and the coupling of the two. Humbling ourselves, submitting to the Father, and desiring to be the servant turns the world's ideals upside down drawing others to Jesus Christ. Thank you for translating God's design for leadership into the lives of laymen like myself. Evaluate focus, influence, and audience praying for His direction.

    I also enjoyed the reference to C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings to add emphasis to points. Throughout the book, Dungee reminds leaders to be confident and have character: integrity and inner-security. Leadership means to inspire. Commit to grow. Recognize God's gifts and the order of importance on relationships. Do not lose sight of the ultimate goal; do not lose faith.

    Chapter 7 on was particularly well written. Dungee shares references from Acts 1 reminding readers to reach beyond boundaries. He also reveals wisdom found in Proverbs 25. This book empowers readers to empower others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Incredible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Awesome Book!! A Must Read.

    Gets to the heart of a person, not just for leaders. Helps instruct how to relate to people and how to encourage and guide people with purpose.
    It's all done by love and compassion.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    A must for experienced and inexperienced leaders

    I related the principals in this book to my business leader. I would love for him to read it and apply some of these principals to make our business team better. When you have a color Nook one of the options is that you can share quotes from the book to people you put in your contacts. I shared a few key quotes with my boss as a subtle way to tell him what the team is looking for. Sometimes you need to lead up..... Tony Dungy is a leadership genius but he had good teachers, his parents!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2010

    Fantastic

    Tony Dungy has written another wonderful book! Fantastic!!

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  • Posted August 17, 2010

    Another hit for Coach Dungy

    I just finished reading Tony Dungy's The Mentor Leader, I don't go around recommending books often but I do recommend this one. Anyone who is looking to better their lives through helping others, by being a mentor should read this book. This was a great read. Coach Dungy does it again with another hit!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    learning fine life principles

    "the mentor leader" is tony dungys newest book and offers some new and inspirational life principles that can be followed up from his other 2 books quiet strength and uncommon. with many peoples jobs and relationships and frienships hurting this new read will offer everyone some great avenues to pursue in their everyday lifes which will offer better courage and wisdom to take the high road and this will have some better examples to show how these princles of coach dungys have worked and how they can be applied to your own life and make a better difference. great gift idea for a friend or family member.

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