Football legend Bart Starr's designation of Most Valuable Player describes more than his legendary performance on the football field - it describes him as a man. Playing for the legendary Vince Lombardi, Starr learned the fundamentals of leadership and success.
Author of "Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World's Most Creative Corporate Playground" and "The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company"
Bob Schieffer has received virtually every award in broadcast journalism, but the greatest honor was bestowed upon him in March 2005 when his alma mater, Texas Christian University, created the Schieffer School of Journalism.
Boomer Esiason is the veteran NFL quarterback who led the Cincinnati Bengals to the 1989 Super Bowl. A left-handed quarterback, Esiason starred at the University of Maryland and was chosen by the Bengals in the second round of the 1984 college draft. He became the team's starter in 1985.
Brian France was appointed chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of NASCAR on September 13th, 2003. Strict, resourceful, ambitious and superbly experienced, France brings fresh ideas to this mature and very popular sport.
Founder and CEO of Work Her Way; Businesswoman and Career Coach; Author of the NY Times Best-seller "Carolyn 101"; Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Trump Golf, The Trump Organization
Charles Handy was, for many years, a professor at the London Business School. He is now an independent writer and broadcaster. He describes himself, these days, as a social philosopher.
ESPN's Chris Berman is one of sports television's brightest and most recognizable personalities. Twice the versatile Berman has been selected the National Sportscaster of the Year (1989-1990) by the members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Dan Dierdorf, a 1996 inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a former all-pro tackle in the National Football League with the St. Louis Cardinals has distinguished himself nationally as one of the top football announcers in the industry.
Fouts was named the American Football Conference player of the year by The Sporting News and United Press International in 1979 and by UPI in 1982, when he was selected as the NFL player of the year by the Professional Football Writers Association.
Dan Gable, the 2000 USA Olympic wrestling coach, enters his fifth season as the color analyst on Iowa Public Television's College Wrestling Series. Gable won the National Wrestling Media Association's "Broadcaster of the Year" award his first year on the air.
Dan Marino has always played every football game like it might be his last. He learned the sport growing up on a playground in Pittsburgh that now bears his name and went on to lead the Pitt Panthers to three consecutive 11-1 seasons and become the most prolific NFL passer of all-time.
A native of Americus, Georgia, Dan Reeves began his pro career as a free agent running back for the Dallas Cowboys in 1965, finishing his playing career as the Cowboy's fifth all-time leading rusher in 1972. Reeves stellar coaching career began when he joined the Dallas coaching staff in 1970, taking on a dual role as player/coach for two seasons.
Darrell Green is a seven-time All-Pro defensive back with the Washington Redskins and a four-time winner of the NFL Fastest Man Competition. He has played in three Super Bowls: His first as a rookie cornerback in 1984, when the Raiders beat the Redskins, and in the 1988 and 1992 Super Bowls, both victories over the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills, respectively.
former NFL head coach for 19 years with the Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. Louis Rams (1997-2000) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001-2005); Won the Super Bowl as the head coach with the Rams in 2000; former football analyst for ABC Sports and CBS Sports; Resides in Kansas City.
Examples from the game of football are often used to illustrate determination, overcoming adversity and long odds, competition, and success; and our everyday language is filled with gridiron metaphors and memorable quotes. It is only natural that Don Shula, the coach with more wins in professional football than any other, speaks about inspiring others to win. Using examples from the football field he reveals his secrets of successful coaching and how they apply to any leadership position, as well as personal success.
For over 22 years, Doug Flutie's name has been synonymous with excellence in college and professional football. Named College Football Player of the Year in 1984, Doug set NCAA career records for passing yards and total offense.
Dr. Gary Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change.
Dr. Gerald D. Bell has taught at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School for thirty-some years, with a visiting professorship at Harvard Business School and teachings at Cornell, Stanford, McGill, and the London School of Business.
An acclaimed explorer with a Ph.D. in anthropology, Jeff Salz has traversed most of the remaining blank spots on the globe, living with the Turkestani Khazaks of Central Asia, riding with the Gauchos of Argentina and searching for Shangri La among the lost valleys of the Himalayas.
Internationally Respected Expert on Corporate Issues and Agent of Change; Named by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of North America's top 100 Thought Leaders: Author of "Awakening Corporate Soul", "The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die" and the upcoming "Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything" (January 2012)
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