According to the Gallup Organization, the CliftonStrengths assessment is in use at over 600 college and universities with approximately 2 million codes used each year which values at a cost of over 20 million dollars annually. Higher Education is also one of the fastest growing area for strengths and that number of codes purchased continues… Continue reading Tenants of a Successful CliftonStrengths Development Program on Campus
“If you want to move up, you have to move on”. This quote is one many higher education administrators have heard countless times during their career. While I am sure it is not a quote unique to the field, I often find myself wondering if this idea of location mobility is as pervasive in other… Continue reading Musings of a Recovering Higher Education Wanderer
A recap of my experience racing in the 2015 Vineman Ironman Triathlon
Running the race is only one part, albeit the hardest part, of completing an Ironman. The other part is the support structure and family surrounding you which comes with complex timing and organization. Thanks to my wonderful wife, we sorted this all out pretty well.
This is the short list of what to pack for an Ironman, might as well get a car just for the gear. Until next week!
In April of 2015 it was time to begin serious training for the Ironman Vineman that was to take place on July 25th of that same year. I had done two triathlons leading up to this event, one Olympic distance in 2013 and one Half-Iron in 2014 but nothing could prepare me for the massive… Continue reading So You Want to Train for a Full 140.6 Ironman
Well here we go again. It's time for training to start up again! This time it is for the Wildflower Long Course (An unbranded Half-Ironman), distances of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run. After Training for two Olympic distance triathlons and competing in one, I have revised this… Continue reading Wildflower Long Course 2014: Triathlon Training Plan
This past May, two days before my daughter was born, I was asked to give my first keynote. The event was the Greek Gala and was celebrating the leadership in the Fraternity and Sorority community. The topic was what leadership means to the Fraternity and Sorority system but was really about why I joined and… Continue reading Leadership and Fraternity: The Impact of Phi Kappa Tau
While I was unable to actually run the Wildflower 2013 Olympic Distance Triathlon this year (You can see why in this post: Triathlons and Babies) I did train for 20 weeks and I was sure that I was ready for the race because of my training plan. Since I was very much out of shape the… Continue reading Wildflower Triathlon 2013: Training Recap
For 20 long weeks I trained for the Wildflower Triathlon going from almost an inability to swim and lackadaisical running and cycling to 3000 meter swims, 50 mile rides, and 10 mile runs all in one week. After 18 weeks of building, my level of fitness skyrocketed and I dropped 20 pounds. The training was… Continue reading Best Laid Plans: Triathlons and Babies