Episode 045: Tony Dungy: The Secret Behind A Great Team
The best coaches in professional sports win championships by taking a group of talented individuals and molding them into a cohesive team. How do the great coaches build that kind of team dynamic? What leadership practices do they employ? Coach Tony Dungy rose to prominence in the NFL, known for his humble leadership style that turned around two teams and won the Super Bowl in 2007. In this episode, Coach Dungy discusses his insights from his new book, The Soul of a Team, with Brad Lomenick—unlocking the secret for leaders to create the right environment for great teams to flourish.
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Tony Dungy is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon, The Menthor Leader and The Soul of a Team. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for 10 consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. He has also held multiple assistant coaching positions. Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro-Dad. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, have been married for 36 years and are the parents of 10 children.