Category Leadership

Mission, Vision, Goals, Values

I am someone who is very connected to mission and purpose, goals and objectives. The day-to-day procedures are important, but ought not to be without a compass guided by vision, lived by values and driven toward purpose and mission. Even if those end goals are lofty and years ahead of where you are now, I […]

Leadership Lessons with Bill – Playing Cards and Life Stages

Welcome back for another addition of “Leadership Lessons with Bill”! In today’s post we’re talking about life stages and major events we remember from different points in our lives. I did this exercise with my team before a football game and with five people it took about 15 minutes to hear from everyone in the […]

Leadership Lessons with Bill – Good, Good, Bad

As part of the employee training program I’ve developed over the last couple of years, I came up with the idea of doing a quick team-building activity with my staff on game days right after everyone arrives and before we get started with our work. We do work in sports, so I wanted these activities […]

Leadership Lessons with Bill – Back to School

You may know that I work in athletics and if you’ve been reading this blog for a while you may also know that before every football game last year I did a leadership lesson with my staff, most of whom were undergraduate college students, but not all. The lessons covered various topics, but really it […]

Academic Dishonesty at Notre Dame

Many people know that I went to school at Notre Dame and worked in the athletics department there for several years both during my time as an undergrad there and after graduation. With the recent announcement that several student athletes are under investigation for academic violations I am being frequently asked what I think about […]

Leadership in Sport

Leadership is different than management. I recently read something that basically defined management as the adjustment and fine-tuning of what you did yesterday for better efficiency today, which won’t be as good as tomorrow. Basically a machine trying to do more with less for lower costs. That’s not leadership. It’s more personal. Leadership takes us […]

On Leadership

A great leader knows where they are going before they set out on the road. They start with dreams, vision, and goals. They communicate then delegate. They start with the big stuff before they delegate out responsibilities. Know where you are going before you get on the road. Go Forth!