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
Danny Rocco (Delaware) and Glenn Caruso (St. Thomas) | Head Football Coaches
Head Football Coaches Rocco of Delaware, and Caruso of University of St. Thomas (MN) visit @1QLeadership to talk about the Spring football season. The two veteran coaches talk about providing balance to the football players during the Fall while preparing for the upcoming season. The conversation goes into leaning on values to deal with the starts and stops that will most likely happen. Both coaches talk about the leadership of their respective Athletics Directors, Rawak at Delaware and Esten at St. Thomas
Erin McDermott | Director of Athletics | Harvard University
Harvard Director of Athletics, Erin McDermott, visits @1QLeadership about her virtual adventure leading the Crimson. McDermott talks about the challenge of developing relationships and trust in a virtual environment as she has only been on campus three times since being hired. One method of breaking the ice with the staff was to discuss her first pandemic grocery list (wine, chocolate, etc.). The conversation wraps on the topic of evaluating coaches over a period when there hasn't been any competitions.
Gene Smith | SVP & Athletics Director | Ohio State
Ohio State Sr. VP & AD, Gene Smith, visits the @1QLeadership school of thought to give insight on building the credibility needed to weather the storms and transitions that come with working in college athletics. He talks about the department's performance development program that helped fellow industry leaders Lyke, Jarmond, and Chun among others rise to executive positions. Smith also confirms the story that he tells his staffers to leave the comforts of OSU if they want to move up in the industry.
Dr. Nicki Moore | VP & Director of Athletics | Colgate
Love, listen, and lead are the three expectations that Colgate AD, Dr. Nicki Moore, consider the roots of her leadership philosophy. In her visit with @1QLeadership, she talks about the importance of giving people the authority to do the job they were hired to do. She also talks about her experiences while working with industry leaders, Castiglione and Cunningham. With psychology as the backdrop of her career, Dr. Moore provides insight on diversity and organizational success.
Jessica De Palo | Associate AD for Enrichment Services | Columbia
Columbia's Jessica De Palo, Associate AD for Enrichment Services, talks to @1QLeadership about the thought process behind creating the Success Through Well-Being group within the athletics department. The group includes mental health, nutrition, and academic services among others to centralize the conversations on possible crossover areas that tie-in the Student-Athlete experience. De Palo also talks about providing virtual services and the evaluation process the department uses to measure success.
Dr. Dolores Christensen | Assistant Director - Psychological Resources | Oklahoma
Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes or PROS is the name of the department where Dr. Dolores Christensen holds the Assistant Director position. Christensen visited @1QLeadership to talk about the structure of the department and the services provided. Christensen also serves as chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee. She discusses the committee's origins, its response to the frustration expressed this summer, and what they are currently doing within athletics as a whole.
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Speaking from a new AD it’s great resource to learn from others and hear answers to a question you didn’t know to ask. Keep up the great work. #RavenResilient
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!