PofE 061: Tony Dungy - Team Building Principles

Building A Super Bowl Caliber Team Team-Building-and-Coaching Flow

"Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity." By Vince Lombardi

Background and Challenges:

  • Tony Dungy started his football career as a quarterback at the University of Minnesota and was later signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive back.
  • His contributions helped lead to the implementation of the Rooney Rule, requiring teams to interview minority coaches. Many of the coaches who worked under him have gone on to coach their own teams, including Lovie Smith, whom his Colts defeated in Super Bowl XLI.

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PofE 055: Dave Thomas Built a Fast Food Restaurant That's Building a Legacy Supporting Adoption

 

Mom hugging her adopted boy."No legacy is so rich as honesty." By William Shakespeare

 

Background and Challenges:

  • Born on July 2, 1932, Dave Thomas was born an orphan in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He never learned the identity of his mother.
  • Rex and Auleva Thomas adopted him at the age of six weeks. His adopted mother passed away when Dave was five.
  • His father sought support from his parents to help raise Dave as he moved frequently looking for work. 

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PofE 030: How To Choose Your Team Like James Cameron

  TeamSelection

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. by Vince Lombardi


 James Cameron is one of the most world-renowned producers in the film industry. With dozens of Academy Award nominations for his films, he has become very successful. He wasn’t always the successful filmmaker you see before you, however. In fact, when he wrote Terminator, he was living out of his car.

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PofE 019: What Everybody Ought to Know About Building a High Power Team?

Team-Building

“No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”  By Harry Emerson Fosdick

His Background

  • Both his parents were computer science professors
  • Attended Okemos Montessori School (1975-79) and graduated from East Lansing High School in 1991
  • Was attracted to computers at age 6

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