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 …

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.

Creating Cooperation

Some coaches create a culture of competition where players with similar skills battle it out each day to get better. Other coaches (like the one I work for) recruit complementary parts instead, where each player brings a unique skill set to perform a role that complements those of her teammates. I like this philosophy because …

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:

Wisdom from the Sportsman of the Year

Last week, I shared a few takeaways from Sports Illustrated’s article about 2011 SportsWoman of the Year, Pat Summitt. Today, let’s glean a few insights from SI’s SportsMan of the Year, Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K has always been one of my favorites, not just because he wins, but because of how he wins. He understands that winning …