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Sports Leadership Podcast
53 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Episode 44 (The Power of Small Wins)
It's tough out there right now. Big wins are hard to come by. Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, FieldHouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) discuss the power of stringing together small wins. We hear all about the big "over night success" but what if the key to getting better was to consistently achieve small wins?
63 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Episode 43 (From Now On Co-Founder & CEO Sue Thaden)
In Episode 43 of The Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, FieldHouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) talk with Sue Thaden, the Founder, CEO, and President of CRi and From Now On for a great conversation. We discuss how Sue's companies' "Get it Great", what she looks for in employees, how they're managing during the pandemic, and how she begins and ends each day. This was one of our favorite interviews thus far!
33 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Episode 42 (The Last Dance Part 2)
In Episode 42 of the Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, FieldHouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) discuss the recent ESPN film, "The Last Dance". For basketball junkies, the movie was compelling, especially so for those interested in leadership. In the second part of this conversation, Mark and Kevin discuss the contrast between Jordan's Bulls and the modern NBA, MJ's stint in Minor League Baseball, and what they both agree is Jordan's true superpower.
41 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Episode 41 (The Last Dance - Part 1)
In Episode 41 of the Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, FieldHouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) discuss the recent ESPN film, "The Last Dance". For basketball junkies, the movie was compelling, especially so for those interested in leadership. In part one of the conversation, Mark and Kevin discuss Jordan's leadership, Phil Jackson, the turbulent 1997-98 season, and what it would be like to play with MJ.
54 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Episode 40 (Texas A&M Deputy AD Kristen Brown)
Texas A&M Deputy AD for Student-Athlete Experience joins Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, FieldHouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) on Episode 40 of The Sports Leadership Podcast to talk about her career journey, leading through change, giving student-athletes the tools to succeed and how our industry is doing in regards to diversity.
45 minutes | May 18, 2020
Episode 39 (Keep Chopping Wood)
Co-Host Kevin DeShazo's new book - "Keep Chopping Wood" drops this week and he talks with co-host Mark Hodgkin about the book's genesis, its message, and what it can teach leaders. The book chronicles a young athlete, who learns an important message from his grandfather that proves to be "An ordinary approach to achieving extraordinary success". For more on the new book, visit https://www.keepchoppingwood.com/
49 minutes | May 11, 2020
Episode 38(Conversation with Jake Hirshman, Life in the Front Office Podcast)
Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, FieldHouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) are joined by Jake Hirshman, Executive Producer of the Life in the Front Office podcast. Jake, who works for the Korn Ferry Tour, talks about his career journey, his book "20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro" and how he makes time for what is important in his life and career.
60 minutes | May 3, 2020
Episode 37 (Opendorse Co-Founder & CEO Blake Lawrence)
Opendorse co-founder and CEO Blake Lawrence joins Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, Fieldhouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) to discuss a number of topics. We dive into the recent NCAA announcement related to student-athlete NIL rights, discuss the impetus and creation of Opendorse, and what role being a student-athlete himself helped Blake in his journey.
45 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Episode 36 (Interview with Cisco Exec Bryan Bedford)
Cisco Executive Bryan Bedford joins Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, FieldHouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) on the latest episode of the Sports Leadership Podcast. Bryan shares his thoughts on the state of sports technology in the era of covid-19. A long time work from homer, he also talks about what it takes to successfully lead remote teams.
26 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Episode 35 (Mindset & Perspective in Month Two of Coronavirus)
In Episode 35 of the Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, Fieldhouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) discuss the importance of mindset and perspective during this time of uncertainty.
34 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Episode 34 (Coronavirus and the New Normal)
In Episode 34 of the Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, FieldHouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) discuss the topic at the front of all of our minds, the world's fight with the Covid-19 pandemic. We discuss ways to work through the fear and uncertainty of the situation as well as things all leaders and aspiring leaders can do to emerge from the crisis better than when it started. For more on the free resources Kevin mentioned, visit https://www.giant.tv/remote/culturewins
27 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Episode 33 (Leadership Lessons From a 10-Year Old)
In the latest Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, Fieldhouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) discuss humility and the keys of being a servant leader. We've all worked and been around those who feel they are bigger than the team - and these are not 'leaders' we want to follow. A moment from Kevin's son Gabe's recent basketball practice crystalized this lesson perfectly.
68 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Episode 32 (Mark's Reflections on Two Months Off Work)
In Episode 32, Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins, Fieldhouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket) discuss a series of lifestyle experiments he did during two months off between jobs (more here: https://medium.com/@mark_hodgkin/meditations-on-a-few-months-off-aa0b516d4184). The discussion hinges on the importance of experimenting and creating great systems to make yourself better.
46 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Episode 31 (Interview with Kevin Tiller of the Orlando Magic)
In Episode 31 of The Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo (Culture Wins and Fieldhouse Media) and Mark Hodgkin (TicketSocket)talk with Orlando Magic Basketball Operations Associate and Player Development Coordinator Kevin Tiller. Kevin shares some of the leadership lessons he's learned from prominent college coaches Shaka Smart and Will Wade as well as the leadership of the Magic. He also gives some great insights on his career and what it takes to succeed in the sports field.
34 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Episode 30 (Adversity)
Adversity is one thing that will visit us all whether we're ready or not. In Episode 30 of the Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo and Mark Hodgkin discuss ways to prepare for it, manage and lead through it, and use it as a way to improve.
22 minutes | Sep 3, 2019
Episode 29 (Getting Started)
With the dawn of a new college sports season, Kevin DeShazo and Mark Hodgkin tackle the importance of starting a season strong and preparing to commit to a strong workplace culture over the long haul. Making your leadership personal and giving your team a concrete vision for why what they do will help them internalize your mission. And it's also worth taking a few minutes to be thankful for working in this industry.
25 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
Episode 28 (Is How We Do Anything How We Do Everything?)
In the first of a series on popular leadership axioms, Kevin DeShazo and Mark Hodgkin evaluate the premise that "How we do anything is how we do everything." A recent blog post by Ryan Holiday prompts the conversation and leads to a discussion on what's really important to focus on.
37 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
Episode 27 (Change and Transition)
After a lengthy delay, Kevin DeShazo and Mark Hodgkin return with a conversation on effecting and adapting through change in the workplace. The only thing most of us can count on is the inevitability of change. Great leaders are able to create change and lead their teams through it. And sometimes change comes in the form of a career move or organizational change in which we might have to deal with transition. Kevin & Mark tackle both these topics in the latest episode.
25 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Episode 26 (Networking)
Networking is crucial for growing your career whether it comes naturally or not. As polar opposites, Kevin Deshazo (Culture Wins and Fieldhouse Media), an extrovert, and Mark Hodgkin (NeuLion College), an introvert, have dramatically different styles when it comes to networking. They discuss ways for both personality types to do this better.
23 minutes | Jul 9, 2018
Episode 25 (The Dangers of Comparison)
Theodore Roosevelt once called comparison the "thief of joy", and in this epiosde of the Sports Leadership Podcast, Kevin DeShazo (Fieldhouse Media and Culture Wins) and Mark Hodgkin (NeuLion College) discuss how it can negatively impact leaders. If you are focused on comparison, you are not being the best version of yourself for those you lead.
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