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Developing Your Management Mojo With Boston College’s Reshauna Cobb & NIU’s Courtney Vinson

Guest Reshauna Cobb, Boston College; Courtney Vinson, NIU
29:31 min watch


Boston College Senior Associate AD, Internal Operations/SWA Reshauna Cobb and NIU Senior Associate AD for Sports Administration/SWA Courtney Vinson sit down with Clemson Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Development Tori Niemann at the 2022 Women Leaders Convention for a candid discussion on management, addressing topics like leading a team and delegating tasks to self-management and accountability strategies. Cobb speaks to the importance of separating work life from personal life while Vinson explains her philosophy on empowering staff. The duo also share a real-life example of how important relationships are in the hiring process, as Cobb advocated for Vinson during a job recruitment process based on their time working together at Georgia Tech.

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

  • - What are your thoughts on self-ownership? How do you hold yourself accountable? How do you find motivation daily?
  • - What is your favorite way to keep a checklist?
  • - As a manager, how do you hold other people accountable?
  • - When in your career did you learn how to manage staff differently according to their personalities and needs?
  • - Courtney, do you have a similar moment in your career journey?
  • - How do you have time to do your job while also "meeting people where they are" as a manager?
  • - Reshauna, what's been your experience with this?
  • - How do you delegate within bigger, long-term projects?
  • - What is something in your career that you are proud of? 
  • - What's the biggest lesson you learned through that experience?
  • - How do you manage yourself when you're having a down moment? How do you keep getting up?
  • - What advice do you have for young women trying to break into the industry?