Uncommon Manhood: Secrets to What It Means to Be a Man

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Too often we define a man’s success by what he has rather than who he is. But Super Bowl–winning coach and bestselling author Tony Dungy knows there’s a better way. His deluxe gift book Uncommon Manhood will help you to celebrate the men in your life who have character, integrity, and courage. Men with both confidence and humility. Men who know the value of family and faith. Men who are truly uncommon. Adapted from Tony Dungy’s New York Times bestseller Uncommon, this book is the perfect gift for dads, sports ...
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Overview

Too often we define a man’s success by what he has rather than who he is. But Super Bowl–winning coach and bestselling author Tony Dungy knows there’s a better way. His deluxe gift book Uncommon Manhood will help you to celebrate the men in your life who have character, integrity, and courage. Men with both confidence and humility. Men who know the value of family and faith. Men who are truly uncommon. Adapted from Tony Dungy’s New York Times bestseller Uncommon, this book is the perfect gift for dads, sports fans, young men, and anyone ready to embark on a life of uncommon significance. Tyndale House Publishers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414367071
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 142,108
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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UN COMMON MANHOOD

SECRETS TO WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN
By TONY DUNGY NATHAN WHITAKER

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2012 Tony Dungy
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4143-6707-1


Chapter One

character

What are the values that guide the decisions you make? Is the fact that you are moving up more important to you than the way you move up? Does it matter if you follow the rules or break them, just as long as you come out on top? Are you someone who says, "Since everyone is doing it, if I want to have a legitimate chance to compete, I have to do it too"?

I realize this is not necessarily the common approach today, but what you do is not as important as how you do it. Those are the words that keep coming back to me when I am tempted to choose what is expedient over what is right. People who bend the rules to get ahead usually get caught in the long run ... and always know how they made it to the top as frauds.

The other problem is that, at some point, somebody who does care how the game is played—a boss, a board of directors—may find out. For me as an employer, how you do your job has always been more important than what you do. Can you be counted on to do things the right way, or will you cut corners and hope it turns out all right? Your character will determine the answer.

Character begins with the little things in life. We must show that we can be trusted with each and every thing, no matter how trivial it may seem. Over time, we create ourselves and build our character through the little acts we do.

Character is tested, revealed, and further developed by the decisions we make in the most challenging times. We have to know what is right, and we have to choose to do it. That is how character is developed—by facing those decisions and choosing the right way over and over until it becomes second nature. It's just how you do things.

Outwardly, character reflects an inner life committed to honor and uncompromising integrity.

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Excerpted from UN COMMON MANHOOD by TONY DUNGY NATHAN WHITAKER Copyright © 2012 by Tony Dungy. Excerpted by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

What Does It Really Mean to Be a Man? 6

Part 1 Develop Your Core

Character 12

Honesty and Integrity 15

Humility and Stewardship 18

Courage 22

Part 2 Love Your Family

How to Treat a Woman 28

Fatherhood 32

Respect Authority 35

Part 3 Lift Your Friends and Others

Friendship 40

Take Counsel 44

The Power of Influence 47

Mentoring 50

Part 4 Your Full Potential

Powerful Thoughts 56

Education and Athletics 60

Career, Work, and Money 63

Goals and Risk 66

Alcohol and Drugs 70

Failure 72

Part 5 Establish a Mission That Matters

Style versus Substance 78

Priorities 82

Being versus Doing 85

Following Your Dreams 88

Creating Balance 92

Part 6 Choose Influence over Image

Respect for Yourself and Others 98

Sexual Integrity 102

Platforms 104

Role Model 107

Part 7 Live Your Faith

Eternal Self-Esteem 112

Relationship with Christ 116

Faith 119

Purpose 122

Significance 125

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  • Posted November 19, 2014

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    This little book is filled with some great wisdom and advice fro

    This little book is filled with some great wisdom and advice from Tony Dungy to men. It highlights matters such as: character, courage, how to treat women, faith, money, career, and more.

    Each section is not long but packed with insight and a mentor-like feel that makes this book an easy read but dynamite impression.

    Don't wait until Father's Day to get this book. Get it now and give it to the men in your life. You'll be glad you did.

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    Posted April 28, 2012

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    "uncommon manhood" is a very hard to put down book!!!!

    "uncommon manhood" is a very hard to put down book!!!!!!!! there are many challenges that face a man or teen and tony dungy has once again put together a great collection of encouraging thoughts scripture and ways you can take the high road to make a difference in your life. the best thing about this book is it is a very easy read and it is inexpensive and it is small enought o fit in your pocket and it would make a great gift for someone special matter of fact there is a place in front of the book for you to write their name and event and date so you can make it special for that person in your life

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