David Shaw – Head Football Coach – Stanford

Guest David Shaw, Stanford




David Shaw, Head Football Coach at Stanford University, talks about his philosophy on communicating with recruits, “Start as you mean to go on.” Essentially, coaches should be the adult in recruiting conversations as they establish potential coach-player relationships. Shaw also discusses the intricacies of effectively using this method with today’s youth.


In the part 2 of his 1.Question interview, Coach Shaw addresses what he sees as a major deficiency in the development of young people today. He mentions the responsibility that coaches (and leaders in general) have in teaching humility, and emphasizing the importance of self-evaluation.



From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Iowa’s Gary Barta

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Joe Hamilton, Director of Athletics at Colorado State University. Hamilton talks about the benefit of having a new on-campus stadium. CSU decided to build on-campus as opposed to renovating the existing stadium which was located four miles off-campus. Hamilton discusses how this decision and execution has brought a new energy on campus. The conversation also touches on his leadership influences, the importance of detaching every once in while, and who he follows on Twitter.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Jeff Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy, TV analyst and former NBA head Coach, talks about the leadership lessons he learned from different players and coaches during his coaching career. He addresses the intricacies of working in the NBA and the dynamics between players, coaches, administration, etc. Coach Van Gundy talks in depth about the leadership style of Pat Riley and the impact it had on his career.

Defining Your Organizational Culture: Former Office Depot CEO Bruce Nelson

Bruce Nelson, former CEO & President of Office Depot, continues to discuss the mechanisms of developing an organizational culture. His emphasis on people and trust is very obvious as he quotes from the book, The Speed of Trust, and asks the question “As a leader, what are you doing to develop trust?” Nelson mentions that everyone in an organization knows exactly what the leader will tolerate to accomplish goals, whether good or bad, so be aware of the culture you create.