Recruiting the Culture

Yesterday was a big day for a lot of high school athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent to play at the collegiate level. The recruiting process is so intense and at times overwhelming—I’m sure it’s a relief for them to finally sign on the dotted line! For you coaches, recruiting is a constant …

Nature or Nurture?

You’ve probably heard someone (or maybe yourself) described as a “born leader”. What’s your take on that? It’s an age-old debate…are leadership qualities in our DNA or developed with time, effort and training?

Lady Lion Leadership

As you may know, I’ve recently taken a job with the Penn State women’s basketball team to assist with community outreach and leadership development. One of the main reasons I accepted the job was the chance to work under head coach, Coquese Washington’s leadership. I still have my business on the side, but this opportunity …

3 Questions with Texas A&M’s Bob Starkey

After 22 seasons at LSU (13 as part of the women’s basketball coaching staff) and a season at UCF, Bob Starkey begins his first season with the Texas A&M Aggies. Bob helped guide LSU to four SEC Championships, 12 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, eight Sweet 16s, seven Elite Eights and five consecutive trips to the Final …

Maximize Your Opportunity to Lead

Last weekend at the A Step Up symposium, Big East Associate Commissioner Danielle Donehew spoke to the Director of Operations group about using their transferrable skills to transition to the next level of administration. She did such a great job that symposium founder Felicia Hall Allen asked her to make the same presentation to all the coaches. Lots of helpful information! Some snippets from my notes:

Want Loyal Followers? Try This.

One of the biggest misnomers in leadership centers around the concept of humility. The same folks who believe that humble leaders are weak and walked on also think that puffed-chested, over-confident, power-hungry leadership wins the day. Fortunately, nothing could be farther from the truth.