Coach he was getting a solid education which important

Coach Dungy is the first African-American head coach to win the
Super Bowl in

 

2007.  Coach Dungy is a native from Jackson,
Michigan.  His player career in college
was

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at
the University of Minnesota.  He
also had the opportunity to play in the NFL for three

 

seasons, then
Coach Dungy went on to become the head coach for the Tampa Bay

 

Buccaneers and
Indianapolis Colts.  In 2007 he led the
Colts to win the Super Bowl. 

 

Coach Dungy was
had parents that was both educators for their profession which he

 

was brought up in
the home where he was getting a solid education which important in

 

their
household.  In his younger years Coach
Dungy was an outstanding student and

 

athlete.  He displayed a leadership skill in high
school where he was the student body

 

president and
captain of the athletic teams.  Coach
Dungy was the starting quarterback

 

in college for
the University of Minnesota.  Coach Dungy
and his wife are parents of six

 

children.  When Coach Dungy stepped down as the Colts
head coach he became an

 

analyst for NBC
Sports “Football Night in America.” 
Coach dungy is a committed

 

Christian and
participates in several charity events. 

 

              In the book it talks about the
leadership style and the dictation of how effective

 

a person could
be.  I think the mentor leaders seek to
have a direct, intentional, and

 

positive impact
on those they lead.  I have learned that
mentoring is all about building

 

character into
the lives of others, modeling and teaching attitudes and behaviors, and

 

creating a
constructive legacy to be passed along to future generations of leaders.  The

 

book discusses
about the mentor leadership that can be taught and learned; but in

 

order to be
absorbed, it must be practiced/focused on developing strengths of

 

individuals that
demonstrates genuine concern for development and success. 

 

            In Coach Dungy first five years with the Indianapolis Colts, he
has accomplished the

 

remarkable feat of directing his
team to both five straight seasons of 10 or more wins and five

 

straight playoff appearances.  Coach Dungy is very popular in the NFL for
his “soft-spoken style,

 

ever steady leadership and
commitment to balancing family with football.” 
He is also known

 

for being deeply spiritual man and
a dedicated father, and he was of course both shocked at

 

saddened by the death of his
oldest son who committed suicide in 2005. 
Coach Dungy started a

 

ministry called Campus Crusade for
Christ that was founded to “build on society’s great love of

 

sports and utilize the platform
given to the athletes to reach the world for Jesus Christ.”  In

 

some of his public speeches about
his oldest son committing suicide “eloquently and steadily,

 

speaking of lessons learned and of
the positives taken from experience.”

 

            One of my leadership principles is self-motivation because I want
to achieve above and

 

beyond expectations.  I feel with my career in coaching and
education that I am very

 

passionate, pride, and desire to
become better and the motivation to do things better than

 

everyone else.  My second leadership principle is having
standards to hold myself and people

 

around them to a higher standard
than most, both on a personal and professional level.  As a

 

leader you must understand that in
order to achieve higher standards, they need to have strong

 

values, hold themselves
accountable for their words and actions and never make excuses.  My

 

third leadership principle is
confidence because it’s one of the things you either have or don’t

 

have, but I think that it can be
practiced and learned.  I feel that
confidence has to do with your

 

inner perception of your ability
to fulfill a particular role and is built through your experiences

 

and dealings during your
life.  In order to build your confidence,
you need to be open to new

 

experiences and be willing to fail
or you’ll never grow and find the strength needed to push the

 

limits of what you’re capable of.