My wife and I recently welcomed our third child into the world. After a month of spit-up, little sleep and poor posture, I can report that I have become a better association management professional. As I spend time with my newborn, whether it’s holding him to calm him down or lying next to him on… Continue reading BGov – What your board chair and my one month old have in common
Maybe it is an age bias, but children's books these days are richer and more engaging than those of my youth. I think a large part of it is that the change in media has impacted children as much as it has adults - what entertains them needs to be flashy and have a sharper… Continue reading How I Learned a Leadership Lesson from My Daughter’s Fairy Tale
Every year, the NCAA basketball tournament surprises us. There is a team (or teams) that don't belong because they were better the year before: their best players graduated, they lost their superstar coach, or they just had a mediocre season. Notre Dame is one of those teams this year - they lost two of their… Continue reading Mike Brey and the Opposite of Modern Leadership
In this month's issue of The Atlantic, one of their sidebar articles focused on the latest studies on the characteristics of corporate CEOs. Among the things that caught my eye, as well as some sports-related comments: There's a 1 in 2 chance that a CEO will have an MBA. We know about the rise of MBA… Continue reading The Atlantic, CEO Characteristics, and Its Impact
The soccer world chatted about some salacious gossip this week when executives from five of the top English soccer clubs were allegedly spotted discussing the creation of a pan-European soccer league with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. The idea of a "super league" has been around a while, as big-money clubs reap more money from… Continue reading Deny v. Embrace: How Should Sports Executives Handle Crisis?
The Washington Post published a long-overdue expose on the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) today, laying bare its many short- and long-term issues and wrapping it together under the story that the conference has been a year and a half without a commissioner, an uncomfortably long-time for a major conference. Let me pause here at the beginning… Continue reading How a Lack of Leadership Can Derail the Most Powerful High School League in the U.S.