In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Jimmy Dykes, sportscaster and author of The Film Doesn’t Lie. They discuss how leadership in the sports world applies to all other kinds of leadership and how our words and actions truly reflect God’s impact in our lives.
“From a sports analogy – with coaches and players the real change, the real truth, the real evaluation process begins when they watch a film. I take that same scenario that’s used in the sports world and I take us on a spiritual journey throughout the book.”
“Our walk with God goes to a whole other level when our obedience goes to another level.”
“I am so blessed to be a part of the ESPN family and that puts me in front of a lot of different people. A lot of coaches are mentors in my life.”
“If you are a head coach, you have immediate impact – hour to hour – with everyone on your staff, the student athletes you coach, and the actions you lead with speak volumes.”
“I have a huge platform because of those 4 letters – ESPN – they open a lot of doors for me and because of that I know God has given me a chance to be consistent in who I say He is.”
“Praying with my wife and daughter is a non-negotiable in my life.”
“My own quiet time alone with God is crucial right now and letting God speak to my heart about what He wants me to have growth in.”
“If you are a leader right now in any form, the higher you get the less likely people are to be brutally honest with you at times and the best leaders make sure they have those people around them.”
“Real lasting change occurs when it comes from the power of God’s written Word in our life and letting Him change our heart.”
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