On this episode of the Wise Counsel Project Gary Martin Hays interviews Coach Tony Dungy, former football player and Super Bowl winning NFL head coach. The interview held at All Pro Dad Live began with Gary asking Tony to read Proverbs 13:20 ‘Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm’. Tony revealed how his parents had instructed him at an early age to be aware of that very concept. He spoke about choosing friends who are good people who value God vs. non-spiritual people who are reckless and foolish. The two talk about how Tony is extremely intentional about who he brings onto the team. He is very aware of how players influence one another. As their leader, Tony’s desire is to shield the team from any player who might take them away from the goals they are trying to accomplish. Tony talks about how he studies a player’s character and integrity before considering him for the draft. Finally Gary and Tony examine the definition of success.Tony Dungy – Episode 8 Wise Counsel Project with Gary Martin Hays from Gary Martin Hays on Vimeo.This interview was conducted at All Pro Dad Live
On this episode of the Wise Counsel Project, Gary Martin Hays concludes his interview with Coach Tony Dungy. Gary inquires about a quote from ‘The Mentor Leader’, one of the many books Tony has written. The two talk about the characteristics and importance of being a mentor leader. Based on his study of biblical principles, Tony believes the significance of being a mentor leader lies in serving and putting others before self. When asked “Why All Pro dad?”, Tony describes the impact of his father’s influence which led to Tony’s desire to offer counsel those who have need. He relays that very few of his players grew up with a dad or even had someone to counsel them along the way. One of his greatest desires if for those who play on his teams to be well thought of in the community. From this interview it is evident that Tony is a warm-hearted individual. His legacy, as he is now, will be treasured.
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