Modern Southern Gentleman
About This Show
We shine a spotlight on successful southern men to discover what we can learn. Each episode is an hour long conversation about their life and how they got where they are. Think of it as sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch with a glass of tea or bourbon.
Most Recent Episode
MSG 056 Steve Shaw
I've been writing and speaking about being a southern gentleman for a while now and yet I've still not been able to come up with a simple, concise, definition of what a southern gentleman is. Looks like Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw, may have done it. I asked him that question and he said "don't be a jerk". Boom! Mic drop. Steve had more to say than just this major hit of wisdom: -He describes the replay process and talks about who can stop the game for an "official review" -What he tells a coach when an "incorrect outcome" happens as the result of an official's job performance -How every SEC official held accountable for his performance It would be easy for a guy in Steve's job to be critical and overbearing but he's a better leader than that. He chooses words to get his point across and build his team up. Exactly how you would expect a southern gentleman to lead. Be sure you listen to the last 5 minutes of the interview because Steve is going to give you a secret to success that works 100% of the time. Steve was a great host and even gave me a tour of the infamous replay room at the SEC headquarters in Birmingham. Also thanks to SEC Director of Communications Chuck Dunlap for his help in arranging this interview.