Tag Archives: learning

The 100th Post

Today is my 100th post! Hooray! I started this blog in June of 2012 as a way to start a discussion about sports business from the perspective of someone relatively new in the field, but certainly not fresh. Including the time I spent in college, I’ve worked in sports business for 10 years now (7 […]

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 […]

Why You Should Join a Professional Association

Have you ever thought of joining a professional association/body/organization? What made you think of doing that? Did you join? Most of these organizations do come with some sort of price tag, so maybe you decided not to because of the financial cost or time commitment involved with signing up and driving out to the meetings […]

Dealing with Difficulty

How do you deal with difficult situations? Do you embrace the challenge and see problems as opportunities? Or do you crumble and let the situation get the best of you? Even the strong grow tired and must be reminded from time to time of their humanity. What does your personal safety net look like and […]

Becoming More of That Which You Already Are

One of my theology of professors in college used to talk about this all the time…becoming more of that which you already are. This quote has never left me and is something I think about daily. How, today, am I becoming more of that which I already am? Who am I? What do I stand […]

What do you LOVE about sports?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you debated the value of sport in society with your friends? By this I mean more than how your favorite player is doing or how your fantasy team is stacking up. Think about it…seriously. I’ll wait. As sports executives and professionals, we see a very different side […]

Publish or Perish!

This is probably one of the most common phrases heard around people who make a living writing or by publishing research.  Having just recently graduated from graduate school, the phrase is an everyday reminder to assistant or associate professors trying to make tenure – keep plugging along and cranking out the research papers or you’ll […]