The All-Star Leader Podcast
About This Show
The All-Star Leader Podcast is an interview based show where former athletic director, attorney and career development professional Daniel Hare interviews leaders from sports, business, politics, ministry, academics and the media, looking for the best in leadership skills, traits and tips listeners can use to become a better leader. We tie it all together with our shared passion for sports!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 045 - Former NFL Player And CBS Sports Host Brian Jones
4 days ago
Brian talks Lubbock to L.A. and back, the humble transition from NFL player to broadcaster, and a little Socrates for the exclamation point. Introduction / Bio: Hey everyone and welcome to the All-Star Leader Podcast, where together we learn about leadership from the best and brightest, and keep it fun by connecting it to our passion for sports! I’m your host Daniel Hare, and I am very excited about today’s show! Our guest is a familiar voice to college football fans everywhere. Brian Jones is a CBS Sports College Football Studio Analyst and host of the Gio and Jones Show on CBS Radio. Brian played six seasons in the NFL after a college football career at both UCLA and The University of Texas. This is Brian Jones. Hey Brian thank you so much for joining us! Interview Questions: So first of all now that college football is over give us a little behind the scenes into what you’re up to during the offseason? Combine? NFL draft? Focusing on the radio job Gio and Jones, 6-9am EST M-F Draft shows from the college side Travel now that the weekends are free This past season we saw an incredible championship game with Clemson knocking off Alabama. We’ve talked on this show before about Nick Saban’s leadership style, but I’d like to hear your thoughts on Dabo Swinney’s leadership, and what we can learn from the two of them. Everyone has a process; it’s how you go about implementing that process Different approaches: Saban – stoic, business-like; Swinney – folksy, Mack Brown-ish, shaking hands/kissing babies There is a myriad of styles that can work; Brian likes a more hands-on/assertive approach Authenticity is the key; players can see through you. If you aren’t true to yourself, it will not work. Socrates quote: a life not self-examined is a life not worth living. (Or So-Crates as pronounced in West Texas) Let’s talk a bit about growing up in Lubbock and playing high school football in Texas. What did you learn from those days that shaped who you are today? Grandmother raised him; neither mom or dad were around. Another lady from the neighborhood helped as well Grandmother loved sports and that’s where it started