One trait that has always been synonymous with sports is competitiveness. We view nearly all highly-accomplished athletes as being extremely competitive, but can we quantify what this actually means?

The book The Captain Class by Sam Walker contains some very compelling information about competitiveness and leadership. Walker conducted an in-depth…

Issues between universities and their athletic departments is nothing new, but since the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, those issues have intensified and become even more complex.

The pandemic has had a major impact (financial and otherwise) on college sports, and caused schools to undertake some drastic cost-cutting measures…

I recently heard a question posed that really resonated with me: “Are sports organizations irresponsible if they don’t use behavioral data and assessments in the pre-screening and player development process if it’s available?” Which made me look closer at, when should we go with our gut, or when should we…

We know what we want in a new hire or in our teams: We want someone who is highly motivated, who has good character and strong talent. I know countless folks who have read the books or articles on leadership and hiring, and they’re very good at throwing out buzzwords…

As I, and many others, have been reiterating over the last few weeks: the world as we know it is fundamentally different now, and who knows what kind of normalcy we’ll return to after all of this is over. While I’ve been thinking about where we are now and what…

Before we get anywhere in today’s piece, let me be clear that I understand how many of you here, given the current state of the globe, really have no option but to make these tough choices in regards to your organization. But I know there are people out there sitting…

Chad Q Brown

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