The Most Important Network In Your Career
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The Most Important Network In Your Career

May 12th, 2017 | by Erick Taylor
How often have you found yourself focusing on your relationship with your boss, a professor, and professionals who can get you “ahead” in your career? At the same time, how often have you prioritized the relationships with...
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

March 5th, 2017 | by Erick Taylor
New University of Tennessee athletic director John Currie can earn a retention bonus of $1.5 million if he remains at the university through the duration of his five-year contract. UT released Currie’s memorandum of...
The College AD Review Of The 2017 NCAA Emerging Leadership Seminar
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The College AD Review Of The 2017 NCAA Emerging Leadership Seminar

February 23rd, 2017 | by Erick Taylor
The NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar is an annual three-day professional development event, held January 25-27, and composed of 200 plus current young professionals within collegiate athletics with most attendees being in their...
I Hate Writing, And That’s Why I Do It
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I Hate Writing, And That’s Why I Do It

February 3rd, 2017 | by Erick Taylor
Some of the best advice I have been given and didn’t want to accept at the time was to fall headfirst into discomfort and challenge my weaknesses. This was the best advice for the sheer fact that it’s unavoidable, but at...
Don’t Ruin Relationships Over Differing Opinions
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Don’t Ruin Relationships Over Differing Opinions

December 2nd, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
We often don’t see ourselves actively seeking the world beyond our comfort zones. In just a few months of graduate school, I’ve learned just how necessary a healthy group is and how easy it actually is to create the right...
Great Leadership Means Practicing Great Followership
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Great Leadership Means Practicing Great Followership

November 10th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
I grew up watching Power Rangers with my older brother and along with watching came the tradition of picking “your character”. Of course, my older brother always picked the red ranger because that was the certifiable leader...
Understand The Difference Between Giving Up And Moving On In Your Career
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Understand The Difference Between Giving Up And Moving On In Your Career

November 3rd, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
Just before my senior season of high school football, I left the team because of an injury. I decided to move on, reasoning that I would rather enjoy free afternoons and a chance to focus on college admissions. My decision could...
For Your Career In College Sports LinkedIn Can Be A Valuable Tool
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For Your Career In College Sports LinkedIn Can Be A Valuable Tool

October 28th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
Networking, a word I’ve heard so many times in my career that I could only dream of being on a game show and networking being the answer to the question sending me home with a million dollars. How about actually having...
CALS16 Creates Great Opportunities To Build Relationships, Hone Leadership Skills
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CALS16 Creates Great Opportunities To Build Relationships, Hone Leadership Skills

October 21st, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
The CALS16 interns, including College AD’s own Erick Taylor (third from right). College athletics is a business of relationships, but the Collegiate Athletics Leadership Symposium (CALS) is not just in the business of...
Keeping Balance Throughout Career Ebbs And Flows
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Keeping Balance Throughout Career Ebbs And Flows

October 4th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
Coffee is for closers. Sleep when you’re dead. The idioms about getting the job done at all cost done go on. That said, a hard worker can easily become a stressed worker. A stressed worker can easily become a bitter worker. Can...
Understanding And Taking Charge Of New Roles Throughout Your Career
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Understanding And Taking Charge Of New Roles Throughout Your Career

September 28th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
When I think of leadership I’m brought back to my childhood and instantly think of learning how to play basketball. The game may have seemed simple, but each time you are passed the ball you have to dribble, pass, or shoot,...
Focusing On The Process Can Help You Fall In Love With Your Career All Over Again
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Focusing On The Process Can Help You Fall In Love With Your Career All Over Again

September 13th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
In honor of football returning, I write this piece in homage to the legend that spent his career as a role model for how the game should be played. As a lifelong Indianapolis Colts fan, I speak of no other than Peyton Manning...
Don’t Bog Down Your Career With A Narrow Focus
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Don’t Bog Down Your Career With A Narrow Focus

September 9th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
I have quickly learned so far in graduate school that smart people are not very good at learning. In the same way, many athletic departments and administrators are not very good at learning throughout their career....