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The podcast for intercollegiate athletics professionals who want to listen to, learn from and become the best in the business. These 30-minute Conversations cover a variety of relevant topics, including leadership, career/professional development, fundraising and the opportunities and challenges of running intercollegiate athletics programs today.

Perspective on Athletics Mark Majeski

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The podcast for intercollegiate athletics professionals who want to listen to, learn from and become the best in the business. These 30-minute Conversations cover a variety of relevant topics, including leadership, career/professional development, fundraising and the opportunities and challenges of running intercollegiate athletics programs today.

    PoA122 | Rewind: Bill Hogan, Seattle University

    PoA122 | Rewind: Bill Hogan, Seattle University

    In this episode, we rewind back to 2014 for this interview with Bill Hogan, then Director of Athletics at Seattle University. Bill helped Seattle U transition back to NCAA Division 1 during his tenure and talks about his career leading up to Seattle.

    Bill also talks about his “Coaching Dynamics” theory about coaching personality types and what motivates and drives each one.

     

    Approximate Timeline:

    00:52 – Career Path

    03:12 – Return to Division I

    05:07 – Maintaining Academic Excellence

    06:40 – A Teaching AD

    07:30 – Credibility with Faculty

    09:06 – Hogan’s Coaching Dynamics

    09:57 – The Driver

    10:28 – The Calculating Professor

    11:07 – The Marketer

    11:55 – The Empowerer

    16:16 – Student-Athletes Need the Right Coach

    18:20 – Departmental Dynamics

    20:11 – The Emperor Has No Clothes

    22:17 – On Leadership

    27:07 – Advice for Up & Comers

    29:48 – Strong Candidate Characteristics

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    PoA121 | “Coach” Nietzsche and My Consistency Conundrum

    PoA121 | “Coach” Nietzsche and My Consistency Conundrum

    When I landed my first athletics director job, I was young, inexperienced and thought I knew everything. I was ready to take on the world and become the leader I was born to be.

    Well, I made many mistakes, as we all do, in my early years. But I always had the best intentions. I was eager to help people. I wanted to hold them accountable for the good of the department and for their own career benefit.

    One of the skills I was to hang my hat upon was consistency. I wanted to make sure that I communicated well. I believed in uniform messages for all to hear. That way, there would be no differences in what I told people. Everyone would hear the same thing. Right…?

    Not exactly.

    My methods were sound and logical. I would deliver important information and messages during our staff meetings. I typically held staff meetings once per month. Frequent enough, but not overly burdensome. Everyone received an agenda and the agenda also would contain important messages.

    So everyone listened to me deliver the same words. The written agenda contained the same words on every copy. How could there be any confusion about what I said or what I wanted?

    I-N-T-E-R-P-R-E-T-A-T-I-O-N

    We all interpret what we see, hear and experience based on our own filters. Many of these filters are unconscious, making it even more difficult to identify and deal with.



    Pay Attention to Non-verbal Feedback

    Body language says a lot.

    Ask for Understanding and Agreement

    Engage people in active communication.

    Individual Follow Up Builds Relationship

    Individual follow up is essential to ensure that messages were delivered effectively and received with your intentions in tact.

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    PoA120 | Coach Linked: Social Networking for Athletics

    PoA120 | Coach Linked: Social Networking for Athletics

    In this episode, Alexis Francois of CoachLinked.com joins the podcast to talk about this new social networking platform. CoachLinked is similar to LinkedIn, which many people are aware of, but focused on coaches and athletics administrators.

    Alexis shares the story of how CoachLinked began with an observation of the long-standing job search practice of posting resumes on bulletin boards at coaching conventions… and thought there must be a better way for coaching professionals to market themselves and connect with others in the industry.

    As mentioned in the episode, CoachLinked.com is offering a year’s free access to those that sign up now.

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    PoA119 | Legal Perspective: Running Promotional Contests

    PoA119 | Legal Perspective: Running Promotional Contests

    In this episode, Justin Sievert, partner at Sievert Werly, LLC discusses details of running promotional contests and activities in connection with your athletics department. This is part two of a two-part series; the first part is Episode 118 on running sweepstakes.

    Highlights



    Is my promotion legal, or potentially illegal?

    Determining if skill is involved in your contest

    What if a contest involves judging?

    Other issues, questions to ask and places to go for answers





    DISCLAIMER: All information and material on this podcast is believed to be accurate. Nonetheless, it should not be considered legal advice on any particular topic. All fact patterns are potentially different and you should not act on information contained in this podcast without seeking advice from a legal professional specific to your particular situation. All material contained on this podcast is copyrighted by or licensed to Sievert Werly LLC and ATHLEDIFY/Perspective on Athletics. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Sievert Werly. If you are interested in such a relationship please call us at (615) 601-0918.

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    PoA118 | Legal Perspective: Running Sweepstakes and Contests

    PoA118 | Legal Perspective: Running Sweepstakes and Contests

    In this episode, Justin Sievert, partner at Sievert Werly, LLC discusses details of running promotional contests, sweepstakes or similar types of promotional activities in connection with your athletics department. This is part one of a two-part series.

    Highlights



    * Monetary or non-monetary consideration

    * Collecting information from participants for athletics department use

    * Contests, sweepstakes or similar activities online or game day promotions

    * Best practices for clarity when drafting terms and conditions for sweepstakes

    * Communicating rules when advertising or promoting sweepstakes





    DISCLAIMER: All information and material on this podcast is believed to be accurate. Nonetheless, it should not be considered legal advice on any particular topic. All fact patterns are potentially different and you should not act on information contained in this podcast without seeking advice from a legal professional specific to your particular situation. All material contained on this podcast is copyrighted by or licensed to Sievert Werly LLC and ATHLEDIFY/Perspective on Athletics. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Sievert Werly. If you are interested in such a relationship please call us at (615) 601-0918.

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    PoA117 | Rewind- Erin Quinn, Middlebury College

    PoA117 | Rewind- Erin Quinn, Middlebury College

    This is a rewind episode of our 2014 interview with Erin Quinn, Director of Athletics at Middlebury College.

    Quinn has been Director of Athletics at Middlebury College since 2007. In this conversation, he talks about the Middlebury culture of integration, leadership and core values.

     

    Timeline Highlights

    00:46 – Career Path

    04:04 – Building the Right Athletics Culture

    08:31 – Walking the Talk

    13:09 – Expectations Education

    17:05 – Student-Athlete Leadership

    20:00 – Engaging Campus Leadership

    22:32 – What About Winning?

    25:43 – Integrated Excellence

    28:05 – On Leadership

    32:13 – Advice for Up & Comers

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