In our latest College Leaders podcast, we are joined by Troy Dannen, Ben Weiner Director of Athletics at Tulane University, to discuss leadership and guiding Tulane through turbulent times. Five years into his tenure, he’s revamped his senior management, increased fundraising and enhanced the student-athlete and fan experiences. He’s a recognized leader in college athletics, recently named to the newly established NCAA Constitution Committee, representing all Group of 5 schools.
Less than 24 hours before we recorded the podcast, Tulane announced its mask and vaccination policy in conjunction with the City of New Orleans. Throughout the episode, Troy shares his framework for scenario planning and decision making.
6:09 Managing Through Tulane’s 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine policy
11:12 Serving on the NCAA Constitution Committee16:36 Greatest Investments under $100
18:35 Learning from Failure
22:59 The Importance of Empathy
27:17 The “Sound of Silence” and Scenario Planning
30:23 You Don’t Lead Everyone the Same
35:16 The Art of a Graceful “No” and Delegation
38:02 Incorporating Other Impactful Leadership Styles
41:14 Making a Convincing Argument – Takeaways as a Referee
49:37 What is your edge?
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