HST122 Pat Williams – Character Carved in Stone

 

Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, co-founder of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. Also one of America’s top motivational and inspirational corporate speakers, Pat has addressed employees from many of the Fortune 500 companies. Pat is also the author of over 100 books, his most recent title highlighting the leadership secrets of the United States Military Academy at West Point in CHARACTER CARVED IN STONE.

Pat has been the general manager with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. In 2012, Pat received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Pat was diagnosed in February of 2011 with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable form of cancer. However, after several rounds of chemo, Pat’s doctors have told him that they are unable to detect any myeloma in his body and have given him a clean bill of health.

Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. Additionally, Pat has been blessed with 17 grandchildren. Pat and his family have been featured on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and Mike and Mike as well as in such diverse publications as Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, and Focus on the Family.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Learning life-long values while in the military
  • The genesis of the idea behind the book
  • Importance of values in leadership
  • The Twelve Virtues
  • Value of Compassion – Ulysses S. Grant
  • Leadership is about People
  • Value of Loyalty – Matt Ridgeway
  • Value of Responsibility – Mike Krzyewksi
  • Value of Integrity – Eisenhower
  • Values preparing us for the time we are called to serve
  • Studying leadership – “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers” – Harry S. Truman
  • Reading what interests you
  • Preparing a back up plan for the second half of your life
  • Value of Determination – Maggie Dixon
  • Peter Wang – Heroism On Display
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