In May of 2008, I recognized the leadership of Indianapolis football coach, Tony Dungy, in a post, Quiet Strength, Quiet Leader, Quiet Winner where I nominated Coach Dungy for the Lead Quietly Hall of Fame.
Yesterday, columnist Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote a column on Coach Dungy's retirement as a football coach where the headline read, "Tony Dungy: Uncommon Decency. "
The headline generated two thoughts in my "lead quietly" way of thinking:
- It's a highly unusual label for a sports celebrity.
- Will anyone describe my work or life using the phrase "Uncommon Decency?"