Episode #314: John Calipari & Michael Lombardi -Building & Sustaining A Culture Of Excellence

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Episode #314: John Calipari & Michael Lombardi – Building & Sustaining A Culture Of Excellence John Calipari has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky basketball team since 2009, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times (in 1996, 2008 and 2015), and was inducted into the Basketball …

The 12 Things I Wish I Knew As A College Athlete

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Over the past week, I met with two college athletes who asked me “what I wish I would have known (and done) while in college?” In order to be better prepared for those conversations, I wrote down some of my thoughts. As I did this, I realized I had a few regrets (primarily for not taking action when I had the …

Episode 081: Oliver Luck – EVP For NCAA: Paying College Athletes & Being Andrew Luck’s Dad

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Episode 081: Oliver Luck – EVP For NCAA: Paying College Athletes & Being Andrew Luck’s Dad Oliver Luck is an incredibly interesting person.  He truly understands the importance of an intense focus on continuous improvement.  I really appreciate Oliver’s willingness to discuss some controversial topics as well as his ability to compromise for the betterment of student athletes today.  We …

Episode 074: Tim Kight – The Secret Weapon Behind Ohio State’s Success

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Episode 074: Tim Kight – The Secret Weapon Behind Ohio State’s Success Tim Kight is an incredibly dynamic speaker. He is a great combination of extremely high intelligence mixed in with great experience around some of the best leaders in the world, including legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden.  I absolutely loved this conversation with Tim. Companies across the United …

Episode 073: Jay Bilas – World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The NCAA

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Episode 073: Jay Bilas – World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The NCAA Jay Bilas is an incredibly interesting person.  He is a great combination of extremely high intelligence mixed in with a keen awareness of many issues we are all faced with in today’s world.  This was one of my all-time favorite conversations. I absolutely loved it. Jay …