51 minutes | Sep 28, 2021

Carol Hutchins | Let them Lead Episode 6

Entering her 38th season at the University of Michigan, Carol Hutchins is just six wins away from winning more games than any softball coach at any level, nationwide. Though she couldn’t guess it within a hundred, her win total currently stands at 1,631, with 31 Big Ten season and tournament titles, 18 regional NCAA crowns, 12 appearances in the College Softball World Series, and the NCAA title in 2005 – the only Eastern and Northern school to do so, the equivalent of Alabama winning a Division I hockey title. She has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year 17 times, and twice nationally, but what’s more impressive is how she’s done it: getting young women to take responsibility for themselves, realize they’re accountable to each other, not just her, and never forgetting it’s an honor, not a privilege, to be a part of the team. As one of her players said, “I came here a girl with potential and left here a woman with no limits." Hutchins is proudest of the fact her players have gone onto do great things far beyond softball.Let Them Lead is a podcast about the risks and rewards of leading today.I’m John Bacon, author of the book, LET THEM LEAD: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team, which led to this podcast. On Let Them Lead we talk to remarkable leaders from every field imaginable –automotive, computers, food service, education, and athletics, to name a few – and they share their hard-won wisdom, amazing stories, and a few laughs. You’ll learn a few things you can use tomorrow, and others you can think about the rest of your life. We always finish with three take-aways, and a discussion of their favorite teacher. In the words of my fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Pudduck, it’s fast, fun, and we get it done. So please join us for an entertaining and inspiring discussion. You’ll be glad you did. For info about the book or this podcast please visit our website:http://www.letthemleadbybacon.comhttp://www.johnubacon.comYou can connect with John via these platforms:https://www.facebook.com/johnubaconhttps://twitter.com/Johnubacon
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