Tag Archives: leadership

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 […]

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 […]

The Concept of the Drip

I’ve been writing this blog on a daily basis since about the beginning of October on topics relating to sports business and hope you have found what I have written useful. Although I was writing fairly long posts at the beginning of last month, I must admit that it has become quite difficult to come […]

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!

Your Personal Story

Honest self-reflection is important for understanding your own existence and who you are as a person. The same principles outlined here can almost as easily be applied to a business as they can for an individual such as yourself. Know your own story – where you came from, where you’ve been, where you see yourself […]

Leadership Lessons

How comfortable are you in calling yourself a leader? That is one of the questions asked by Drew Dudley in the Ted Talks video below and a gentle reminder to us all that we are all leaders in some way – whether that’s at work, at home, on the playground, in the gym, or wherever […]

More Than Just a Business

Sports teams are more than just a business, more than just an organization trying to make money. Sports are about more than just trying to score points or move the ball. Sports embrace community. Sports teach and pass along social values. Sports encourage personal traits of leadership, integrity, honesty, and discipline. Sports are where we […]

The Coaching Bug

If you work in sports, surely you’ve heard people say they have “caught the coaching bug.” What is the coaching bug you might ask? Great question! It’s people helping people. It’s being a mentor. It’s being a respected leader, appreciating the influence you have over other people, especially young people, and not taking advantage of […]