Have you ever really thought about why you do things the way you do? Or how the right set of habits are crucial to success in your professional and personal life? My journey to understanding began with a book.
Dodgers Ex-Staffer Alleges Discrimination as Veteran Nick Francona's name is in the news because, he believes, his story is worth sharing if it saves the life of one military veteran. Remember that. Remember that, while Major League Baseball investigates the circumstances surrounding Francona losing his job in the Dodgers' Player Development department. Remember that, while peeling back the layers of a situation Francona said he still doesn't understand. And remember that, when considering the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2016. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans over 25 years old with a four-year degree is 2.9 percent, higher than the 2.4 percent unemployment rate among all four-year degree holders in the same age group. From the Dodgers' standpoint, Francona - a 31-year-old Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - need not be a statistic. read more
My leadership journey, or as I call it, "My Ithaca," began at the Park District of Park Ridge in Illinois. Fresh out of college, I designed social recreation programs and supervised ice rinks, a sled hill, and sports and youth centers. After two non-stop years, I could feel the burn(out) and returned to graduate school to retool for a career in collegiate recreation.
College Recruit's Offer Revoked After Twitter Post Acknowledging a football scholarship offer from the University of Georgia may have cost a 2018 prospect the chance to quarterback at Wisconsin. Ben Bryant, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from La Grange, Ill., announced his offer from Georgia late Thursday night on social media and claims that Wisconsin pulled its scholarship on Friday. Bryant had been committed to the Badgers since Dec. 7. read more
How Social Media Impacts College Recruiting, Hiring We live in a day and age where recruits have taken over their own destiny as public relations experts. We see these graphic-laden tweets announcing official visits, scholarship offers, with the phrase "blessed to receive an offer" used as a cookie-cutter pronouncement of status. read more
Social Media Can Inflate Player Egos Before and after Florida Gulf Coast University's baseball team went 24-3 and soared as high as ninth in the rankings, program-founding coach Dave Tollett worked hard to make sure his players' heads didn't get too big for their batting helmets. read more