The 1.Question Leadership Podcast is designed to highlight executive and organizational leadership with a heavy emphasis on college athletics. 1.Question is primarily hosted by @TaiMBrown, but features occasional guest hosts. Subscribe here: 1quest.co/itun
Angel Mason | Director of Athletics | Berry College
Angel Mason, Director of Athletics at Berry College, visits @1QLeadership on the topic of listening to oneself. Mason talks about the transition from coaching basketball to working in administration. She mentions making decisions based on values and how finding an organization that aligns with those values can make leadership less challenging. The conversation wraps on navigating strategic planning through the pandemic.
Dr. LaKeitha A. Poole | Director - Student-Athlete Mental Health | LSU
LSU Director of Student Athlete Mental Health and Interim Senior Advisor to the AD for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dr. LaKeitha Poole visits @1QLeadership. In a conversation ranging from her role advising the Athletics Director on DEI to helping Student-Athletes deal with the challenges of the starts and stops of the 2020 football season, Poole talks about filling what could possibly be three different full-time positions in the department.
DeeDee Merritt | Director of Leadership Development | NCAA
Washington State Deputy AD Bryan Blair steps in as a guest host for @1QLeadership interviewing NCAA Director of Leadership Development DeeDee Merritt. Discussing the new NCAA Leadership Collective, Merritt gives insight on its structure and its relevance in taking away the "lack of qualified candidates" excuse regarding people of color and leadership roles in coaching and administration. She also talks about the latest enhancements to the NCAA Pathway program.
Jim Gash | President and CEO | Pepperdine University
Pepperdine President & CEO, Jim Gash, visits @1QLeadership on the topic of evolving leadership. Gash explains that his style of leadership begins with relationships. From relationships things become collaborative. Collaboration gives way deliberation, and from there, decisions are made. As a former college quarterback, Gash gives insight on the necessity of calling audibles when leading. The conversation wraps on the topic of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Natasha Wilson | VP for Student Life and Athletics | Central Methodist University
Natasha Wilson, VP for Student Life and Athletics at Central Methodist University (CMU), stopped by @1QLeadership to discuss leading two crucial departments on campus. On a campus where Student-Athletes make up half the student body, Wilson works closely with institutional advancement and alumni affairs to provide the best experience to all students. She also acknowledges the learning curve when tasked with running the student life department in addition to athletics.
Ralph Isernia | Head Football Coach | RPI
RPI football coach Ralph Isernia visits @1QLeadership to talk about culture. With a simple definition of "The way of life of a group," Isernia delves into his thoughts on organizational success rooted in culture. He talks about focusing on what is important in the moment. The conversation wraps with his motivation to learn for self-actualization.
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A great inside look at leadership in college athletics
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Especially love the bite-size content. In 8 to 10 minutes, I can learn a great deal while driving to work from the top collegiate athletic administrators in American. Keep up the great work!