One Of The Greatest Players To Ever Wear A Dallas Cowboys Uniform. Three-time Super Bowl Champion, Former Dallas Cowboy, ESPN Analyst, Entrepreneur, Speaker
Companies that want to reach beyond the average could use a keynote address from three-time Super Bowl champion Darren Woodson.
Woodson, recognized as one of the greatest players to dress out in a Dallas Cowboys uniform, is also a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He retired in 2004 as the team’s All-time Leading Tackler with 1,350 career stops. Darren registered career totals of 11 sacks and 23 interceptions.
Yet, what defined him throughout his NFL career was his dependability, aggressiveness, and athleticism that assisted the team to securing three Super Bowl Championships.
Darren was inducted into the Cowboys’ “Ring of Honor” in 2015 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. He previously was named to the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
His post-retirement career was as an NFL analyst on ESPN. He also was on NFL Live and SportsCenter as well as joining the network’s coverage of the Super Bowl, the NFL Draft and the training camp specials. He retired from those pursuits in 2019 to focus on his signature presentation Creating Cultures of Excellence.
The idea is to understand how culture affects outcomes and understanding how cultural differences can produce either mediocre or winning teams in both sports and business.
Creating Cultures of Excellence
What are the cultural differences between mediocre teams and winning teams, whether they are in sports or business? In this speech, Darren Woodson (5 time Pro Bowl safety and 3 time NFL Super Bowl Champion with the Dallas Cowboys) describes what leaders must embrace in order to build a culture of excellence with their teams. Learn how to embrace change, competition, and confrontation within your organization.
Cultures of excellence embrace:
- (hard) change
- (honest) confrontation
- (healthy) competition
- and… individuals with (heartfelt) character
“Darren was terrific. In fact, I just received a phone call from a senior executive telling me that Darren was one of the best speakers he had ever heard. He brought energy, empathy, humor and insight to all, even those without a love of the game (or the Cowboys!). He engaged in a friendly banter with our leader, agreed to throw footballs into the audience, recognized one of our employees for her work with Diversity & Inclusion, and stayed after making sure he got to every last person waiting for a photo, autograph and wanting to tell their story. He even did a video for someone who requested it!”
SAP Digital Business Services
“We had a wonderful event. I had many comments that Darren’s speech was right on the mark, and they are already asking when he can come back. Thank you!
Hilltop Securities Inc.
“He was an awesome speaker with a great message.”
“Darren really hit home the message of cultural differences between mediocre teams and winning teams. He truly left the room compelled to do more, give more, be more. Thank you, Darren, for an excellent keynote last night. The standing ovation was extremely deserved!”