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College athletics leaders say timing of NCAA presidential change ‘perfect,’ but job ‘not an enviable one’

One day after the NCAA announced president Mark Emmert will step down by 2023, several high-ranking leaders throughout college athletics on Wednesday agreed it’s the right time to find a new leader, but the position is as ambiguous as the future of the organization itself.

Click here to read the story at espn.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is leadership?
  2. Do all leaders lead in the same way?
  3. Why is leadership important in the business of sports and entertainment?
  4. Why is leadership important to the NCAA?
  5. Why do you think many high-ranking leaders throughout college sports feel it is time for new leadership at the NCAA?
  6. The position of NCAA president was described in this news story as an unenviable one. Why?
  7. What challenges might the new NCAA president face?
  8. What characteristics might be important to consider when hiring a new president? Why?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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