Mark Linder is a friend of mine from high school. Today, he is the athletic director at the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL. UNA has a great reputation in athletics on the Division II level, but have been trying to move up to Division I since the NCAA lifted the moratorium on transferring divisions in 2011. In December, they announced that everything had been finalized and approved.
In this episode of enNovo Radio, I get to interview Mark. We talk about the transition process and how he lead through that process. A couple of things to take away regarding communication and leadership:
- You better believe in what you’re selling.
- When you’re a follower, you have to sell up and sell out.
- You have to show the impact of the transition will be felt in the whole region, not just your piece of the pie.
This was a great interview, and Mark’s a great guy. I hope you enjoy the interview.