Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tony Dungy's Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life

From the Inside Flap
What does it take to be a modern-day hero?
"I really wanted to show people you can win all kinds of ways. . . . For your faith to be more important than your job, for your family to be more important than that job . . . we all know that's the way it should be. . . . I'm not afraid to say it.”—Tony Dungy


People of all ages crave heroes. But it’s rare to find someone—especially someone in the media spotlight like Tony Dungy—whose life and work reflect positive, value-driven precepts.


In Coach Dungy, many have found a role model. Sports fans admire the way he intensely pursues success without sacrificing his team members’ well-being. Parents point to his example when teaching their children about the importance of hard work, persistence, and graciousness whether they win or lose. Even his fiercest competitors acknowledge that Coach Dungy is a class act who knows how to get the job done and who keeps his priorities intact while he’s doing it.


To all these people and more, Tony Dungy is a real-life hero—one who teaches us about the importance of quiet strength, fierce determination, and a humble heart.
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