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Creative Leadership In Times Of Change With UTSA’s Lisa Campos

Guest Lisa Campos, UTSA
13:42 min watch


UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos joins ADU’s Tai M. Brown at the 2022 Women Leaders Convention in Kansas City for a conversation about creative thinking and how using one’s intuition can enhance leadership in times of change. Campos discusses the impact of the pandemic on her department’s approach to partnerships, how she evaluates fit in potential staffers, how she incorporates creative thinking into her strategic planning process and how she manages burnout in a rapidly-changing landscape.

The conversation is indexed below for efficient viewing (click the time stamp to jump to a specific question/topic).

  • - What's on your mind outside the industry of college athletics?
  • - How are you as a fan for your 8-year-old?
  • - How does creativity tie into your leadership philosophy and what you're building at UTSA?
  • - What's an example of a creative solution you implemented recently?
  • - How do those partnerships benefit you now, post-pandemic?
  • - Do you have a strategy for identifying creativity in candidates as you're interviewing them? 
  • - Do you have a rubric for assessing creativity in someone or do you lean on your intuition?
  • - What is your strategic thinking process?
  • - How do you mitigate the inevitable exhaustion that comes with a leadership role?
  • - How do you manage exhaustion and burnout on your staff?
  • - How early in the process do you identify talent in a staffer?
  • - How do you see past the initial elevator pitch from a candidate to determine if they're really the right fit for your organization?