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Can we learn any lessons from the Penn State scandal in managing our own business?

This past week, Happy Valley celebrated the life achievements of the one person responsible for the most successful major college football program in the county. By now, everyone knows the story of the downfall and has an opinion on the supposed mistakes that were made in State College. During the memorial service, no one wanted … Continue reading Can we learn any lessons from the Penn State scandal in managing our own business?

Developing True Consistent Leaders

So often I am approached with the question, “So you were a college coach… that must have been so exciting?” Or what was it like to coach in the NCAA Tournament against Coach K or Jay Wright? Sometimes the conversation develops to the point where I am asked, “What is the biggest challenge in coaching … Continue reading Developing True Consistent Leaders

The toughest of elephants — change at the top

I wondered if we were going to be able to talk about the problem everyone knew faced us, but no one wanted to mention.  Then, one of the members of the leadership team looked at me and said: “We have an elephant in the room, and we better deal with it.”   I wanted to give … Continue reading The toughest of elephants — change at the top