Episode 052: Bobby Carpenter – Self-Awareness, Tom Brady, & A Career In Politics?

I’ve been fortunate to know Bobby for the last 15 years… We met when he was a teammate with my younger brother AJ at Ohio State.  I’ve always know Bobby to be an incredibly interesting person.  He tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to share his true feelings.  During our conversation for this podcast, Bobby didn’t mince words and was not scared to voice his feelings about great leaders as well as people who he disagrees with.  I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Bobby!  I promise you will learn a lot from listening to it…

Bobby Carpenter is a former NFL Linebacker. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college football at Ohio State. Bobby also played for the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and New England Patriots.  He currently is the Co-Host of Carpenter & Rothman on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio.  He is a two time graduate of The Ohio State University (undergrad and MBA).

Episode 052: Bobby Carpenter – Self-Awareness, Tom Brady, & A Career In Politics?

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“World class performers embrace who they are…  They own it.  They are genuine.  They have great self-awareness” – Bobby Carpenter

Some Questions I Ask:

  • When have you failed? What did you learn from those failures?
  • What qualities do world class performers all share?
  • You spoke on Fox News with Hannity about politics while you were a current NFL player. What prompted you to do that?
  • Would you consider a career in politics?
  • How can you relate to someone who was raised in a single parent household and wasn’t provided for like you were?
  • What do you think about the “everyone gets a trophy” debate?
  • What are your thoughts on Hillary Clinton?
  • What is your goal-setting process?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of self-awareness
  • Discussion on the James Harrison “participation trophy” debate
  • The current political landscape from Bobby’s perspective
  • Why Bobby went on Fox News as a current player to discuss politics
  • “Bad news doesn’t get better with age”
  • The many different ways to lead

“They chose this as their mountain to die on… and they’ve been purely reactionary.  That is not the mark of a great leader.” – In reaction to how Troy Vincent and Roger Goodell have handled the Tom Brady DeflateGate situation.

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

This episode was absolutely jam packed with great information on a variety of topics.  I love how open Bobby is.  I can promise we will be recording another episode together at some point.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell


Bio from 971thefan.com  

Job Title: Co-Host, Carpenter & Rothman

Hometown: Born in Houston; grew up in Lancaster, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous Places of Play: Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions

Favorite Teams: Reds, Cavs, and Mavs

Favorite Sports Quote: “You play to win the game” Herm Edwards

Favorite Sports Moment: 2002 OSU National Championship

Favorite Video Game: Contra (I’m waiting for the Xbox 360 release)

Favorite App: Jumbline

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