One Question That Will Change Your Culture

The big buzz word lately is “culture”. Everyone is talking about how to create it, improve it, maintain it. It’s not rocket science, but it’s a challenge nonetheless. In a recent podcast, Andy Stanley shared how team culture is hugely impacted by leaders who leverage their authority for the benefit of those under their authority. Leaders face …

Colonel Steele on Leadership

Colonel Gary Steele gave a keynote address to the Penn State Athletic Director’s Leadership Institute (ADLI) recently, sharing some insights on leadership. Col. Steele is the first African American to earn a varsity letter in football at West Point and went on to a successful career in both the military and corporate America. Some thoughts …

Three Keys to Pete Carroll’s Success

Without a strong allegiance to either team, I just wanted Super Bowl XLVIII to be a close, fun game to watch. It wasn’t, but during the media maelstrom I’ve learned more about Pete Carroll and his journey to becoming a Super Bowl Champion. In reading a number of different articles, three keys stood out to …

Wisdom from the Penn State Coaches Panel

Last week the Athletic Director’s Leadership Institute (ADLI) here at Penn State hosted a coaches panel with four Penn State head coaches: Rob Cooper (baseball)—first year at Penn State; seven 30-win seasons at Wright State and the USA Baseball Coach of the Year Russ Rose (women’s volleyball)—winner of 5 of the last 7 National Championships …

Powerful Delegation

Most leaders feel like there’s just not time enough in the day to get it all done. Yet, many have capable people around them who could help share the load! The challenge for those of us who like being in control is properly delegating responsibilities to others.