Tag Archives: mission

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 […]

Mission

Are you actually on a mission? Or are you just saying you are? What does it mean to be on a mission? Do you have a mission statement? Do you tell people what it is that you stand for, what you represent, and what your purpose is? Mission is important but it’s even more important […]

The Definition of Sport

According to Mirriam-Webster, the definition of sport is “a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other.” Pretty good right? Welp, my job is done here – we’ve successfully defined sport and can now end the debate on anything that isn’t […]

Who are your customers and why are they going to give you money?

Well, do you have an answer? In my opinion, you’ve got to find some way to be remarkable to the people you are trying to reach, otherwise your business is not going to last with only the limited number that already buy from you. You’ve got to continue to find more people that fit the […]

On Building Something

What do you do all day? What’s the point? Do you have a mission or vision? Build something so great that people would miss it if it were gone. Care about the things you do and the people you serve. It won’t go unnoticed. And be authentic. Authenticity counts when you’re trying to build trust, […]

Collegiate Athletics – Many Sports, One Team

Have you ever considered how diverse a university’s or college’s following might be? Consider the fact that these programs often support teams for more than one sport, usually in the range of 8-10 and for some, as many as 30 or more. We will look at this from a few different angles, but lets first […]

Mission, Vision, Values, Goals

I believe that mission, vision, values and goals are critical to the success of an organization. The day-to-day procedures are important, but ought not to be without a compass of direction and end goals. Even if those end goals are lofty and years ahead of where you are now, your organization will be feel lost […]

Job Descriptions

Have you ever thought about what your job description really says? Does it accurately reflect the work that you do and the value you provide? Certainly it takes some time to get acclimated to a new job and after a few months you are probably set in what your role is and how you make […]

Athletics Equipment Manager Part 4 of 4

If this is your first time reading this blog, you might want to check out part 1, part 2 and part 3. This post will pick up where part 3 left off. I started my professional experience at the University of Notre Dame in July 2007 under the title of Assistant Equipment Manager. In that […]

How do you monetize social media?

That question seems to be all the rage these days, doesn’t it? How do you use these newly adopted social tools to assist in meeting your financial goals? Well, one of the (many) principles I try to live by goes like this – “the answer only matters if you are asking the right question.” I’m […]