Two of my former student employees have reached out for recommendations recently. It has been about a year since we last worked together, so I was happy to oblige and excited to catch up with them about what they have going on now, how their studies are going and what they want to do after […]
1-Wrestling Sturbridge by Rich Wallace This was the first book that I remember actually reading, actually finishing, and actually really enjoying. It was about the struggle of growing up and figuring things out. I liked that it was a life metaphor revolving around sports and middle school. 2-Good to Great, Jim Collins I learned about […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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!
I thought this would be a good reminder about goal setting…goals are: S – Specific M – Measurable A – Attainable R – Realistic T – Time-bound Keep this acronym in mind the next time you are thinking about goals Go Forth!