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The Pamela Positive: \”A Good Leader Remembers Who the True Leader Is.\” – Tony Dungy

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\”…a good leader remembers who the true leader is.\”

-Tony Dungy, football player and coach


A good leader remembers that their capabilities only take them so far.  A really good leader realizes their capabilities comes from both a divine source, and numerous people\’s positive influence.

None of us are spectacular in our own right.

We possess qualities of intellect, goodness, judgment, kindness which are from a much more divine source, a source that cannot be contained in one person. No person holds ownership on all these qualities. We get it from something – and something much greater.

Then, there are all the positive people in our lives. They shaped us, modeled their lives for us. They listened to us, encouraged us, and allowed us to reach our own, new level of excellence.

\”A good leader remembers who the true leader is.\”   When we do this, our leadership rises to an entirely new level, as if we have plugged into a higher power source. We indeed have. Thank you, Tony Dungy, for your life of leadership which you have given to us all.

Tony Dungy played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants.  He has been head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts.  In 2007, he became the first black American head coach to win the Super Bowl.  Since retiring from coaching in 2009, he has become a football analyst for NBC.  He has been a member for the President\’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, as well as an advisor on fatherhood for the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.