Sports Management Handbook

Grad School Starts……. Now

Sports Management Handbook

Sports Management Handbook

So today was Orientation for my Sports Management Program at USF! I’m super excited to start this new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to see where this takes me.

The Orientation went well and I was able to meet a lot of my Cohort. My Cohort (Cohort 38! Woot Woot!) seemed like a really cool bunch and I really think we’re all going to get along and have lots of fun. We all have different backgrounds and experiences that I know will make us a strong and well-rounded Cohort.

There were a few Alumni (and current students) of the program that came to speak and they give us a little insight on what the program did (or is doing) for them and their careers in the Sports Industry. The Alumni were great representatives of the program and they got me even more excited about all the opportunities that will be presented to me, and my Cohort, in the coming months.

Our first class starts tomorrow night and I’m super excited to get started! Grad School, lehhhh goooo!!! Cheers!!!

Wooden on Leadership

Wooden on Leadership — Introduction

Wooden on Leadership

Wooden on Leadership

This is one of the books that I will be reading once I start my Sports Management Program at USF on January 8th. I love reading these types of books so I thought I’d get a headstart. I’m super excited to get started in this program; 2013 is going to be a great year!

Just like my post, “Start With Why — Chapter 1: Assume You Know,” I will bullet point all the parts of each chapter of Wooden on Leadership that I find interesting.

  • Balance is crucial in everything we do. Along with love it’s among the most important things in life. 
  • Leadership is all about helping others achieve their own greatness by helping the organization to succeed.
  • How you run the race — your planning, preparation, practice and performance — counts for everything. Winning or losing is a by-product, an aftereffect, of that effort.
  • Effort is the ultimate measure of your success.
  • COMPETE ONLY AGAINST YOURSELF — Set your standards high; namely, do the absolute best of which you are capable. Focus on running the race rather than winning it. Do those things necessary to bring forth your personal best and don’t lose sleep worrying about the competition. Let the competition lose sleep worrying about you.
  • You must define success as making the complete effort to maximize your ability, skills, and potential in whatever circumstances — good or bad — may exist.
  • My standard of success counted most to me.
  • Before you can lead others, you must be able to lead yourself.
  • Learn to master the 4 P’s: Planning, Preparation, Practice and Performance. These are key to successful execution.
  • Write down the tasks, initiatives, and actions that each member of your team needs to do to perform at his or her peak level.