Episode 9: Humbleness vs. Ego – Why Personality Ethics Matter with Marques Ogden
September 23, 2020
In this episode of Leaders who Learn, hear Marques Ogden talk about his journey from NFL athlete, to an ego-centric toxic leader, to a humbled and bankrupt business owner, to reenergized and effective coach, author, speaker, and mentor. This incredible story of loss, self-awareness, and leadership is absolutely inspiring. Marques also talks about why Race in America is a "life" thing and not a "race" thing. Want to hear more?
Growing up in a single parent home with a father that inspired perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals. Ogden attended Howard University from 1998-2002 where he played Division I football. He then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps, eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. Overall, he played for 5 years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars. Even during the off season, Ogden helped train football players in Europe, both physically and mentally.
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