Carrie Cecil, CEO of Anachel Communications & SM2, visits 1Q to share insight on how ADs, Presidents, Coaches, and other executives manage some of the biggest reputation and career crises seen today. She talks about winning the narrative in terms of controlling what information is out in the public. Cecil also addresses the biggest threats to college athletics leaders and what needs to be in place to avoid those threats. The conversation wraps with advice to future leaders in college athletics.
Armani Dawkins, Sr. Associate AD & Chief of Staff at Oklahoma, visits 1Q to talk about being hired to help enhance the culture at a department that, from the outside looking in, seems to always operate at a high level. Dawkins talks about the trait of vulnerability that leaders such as Joe Castiglione possess, and how a part of the her role is to point out blind spots in the department or even in Castiglione's leadership.
Jessica Gelman, CEO of the Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR), visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of using data analytics in college athletics. Gelman gives insight on the services KAGR provides to Mississippi State and the importance of understanding who and how often people attend games. She wraps the conversation on the human relations aspect of being a leader in data analytics.
Coach Gary Goff, Head Football Coach at Valdosta State, visits the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the organizational approach he used to turn around the football program at Tiffin, which was ranked 165 out of 168 in NCAA Division II when he arrived. He follows that by explaining the approach he is using now as he takes over at Valdosta State, which was the NCAA Division II national champion last year.
Tom Burman, Director of Athletics at University of Wyoming, visits the 1.Question Podcast on the topic of creating a successful organizational culture. Burman discusses an ADs feelings a few years after hiring a successful coach and the unique hiring process he used for his current basketball coach. The conversation also touches on expectations and sharing leadership advice with coaches on staff.
Devon Thomas, Sr. Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at Eastern Washington, visits @TaiMBrown and the 1.Question Podcast on the topics of tying previous experiences together and the challenges faced during career growth. Thomas talks about his experience in marketing and the innovative ways he and his crew would test upcoming promotions. The conversation wraps on the topic of delegation and leadership.
Rick George, Athletics Director at University of Colorado, visits @TaiMBrown on 1Q to discuss the weight of tradition. George was on the football staff when Colorado won the National Championship in the early 90's and talks about the importance of understanding the expectations that a successful history can bring. He also talks about the importance of expecting success when bringing on new coaches.