Its something we all want. In our leaders, our children, and for ourselves.
But what is character and how do we go about developing it?
My guest today tried to find the answers to those questions and the result is his bookForces of Character.His name is Chad Hennings. Many of you might know him from his days playing defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys when they were winning Super Bowls left and right. But what you might not know about Chad is that hes also a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Since hanging up his football cleats, Chad has spent his time helping men become better leaders, husbands, and fathers through speaking engagements and book writing.
InForces of Character, Chad shares interviews he did with a wide ranging group of people from Roger Staubach to a woman who survived Auschwitz on what it means to live a life of character.Today on the podcast, Chad I discuss some of the insights about character hes gained from talking to these folks. This is a great podcast to listen to with your children.
Show HighlightsWhy character is kineticThe lessons on character Chad got from playing football as a kidWhy training your character is similar to training your bodyWhat all the people Chad interviewed in his book have in common when it comes to characterHowgrowing up on a farm builds character and resilienceWhat Roger Staubach can teach us about duty and consistencyHow a homeless recovery center in Dallas has a 25 times higher success rate getting folks off the street than other organizationsWhat an Auschwitz survivor can teach you about the importance of humor in developing characterHow Gregg Poppovich created a team first ethos at the San Antonio Spurs (and how thats caused him to pass on some of the most talented players in basketball)What men can do to teacher character to the next generationAnd much more!Resources/Studies/People Mentioned in Podcast
Forces of Characteris a quick read, but full of great insights about living a life from character from prominent individuals from all walks of life. My favorite interviews were with Roger Staubach, Tom Henricks, Gregg Popovich, and Edith Edger. For more information about Chad and his book, visit chadhennings.com
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