The DNA of an AD
Whether you are in your first year or your 25th year, being an Athletic Director is a difficult job. Good Athletic Directors like the best coaches are constantly trying to improve their skills. Scott Garvis’ new book is filled with wisdom and application based concepts from his years serving coaches and athletes. Put this book in your professional library to shorten your learning curve, inspire others and to add to your leadership legacy.
Bound™ Exclusive: The DNA of an AD (Chapter 11)
The best ADs have the trait of being selfless leaders. They don't look to bring attention to themselves or to receive credit. As AD's, we always want to inspire so others can aspire. The work that we do is behind the scenes to put coaches and students in positions to be successful.
Bound™ Exclusive: The DNA of an AD (Chapter 10)
When it comes to athletic leadership, discipline does not mean punishing people. Rather, discipline refers to being in complete control of your emotions. A highly effective leader must be self-disciplined in all areas. Discipline should encompass every area of the leader’s life.
Bound™ Exclusive: The DNA of an AD (Chapter 8)
Brent Cook, CMACC, Athletics Director at Dubuque (IA) Senior High School puts it simply, "Being an AD is one of those jobs that defines servant leadership." Learn more about how humility is vital in activities leadership in Chapter 8 of the DNA of an AD.
Bound™ Exclusive: The DNA of an AD (Chapter 7)
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage both your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. It’s the ability to understand why you’re feeling a certain way in a situation, and to understand how and why others might be feeling.
Bound™ Exclusive: The DNA of an AD (Chapter 5)
As an Athletic Director, there will be times when you simply don’t know what the outcome of a particular action will be. In those moments, you’ll be tempted to avoid acting at all. But developing the courage to act in those situations will set you -- and your school -- apart from the rest.
Bound™ Exclusive: The DNA of an AD (Chapter 2)
The Confident Leader 💡The Mamba Mentality “The Constant Quest To be the Best Version of One’s Self.” Kobe Bryant If you want others to follow you as an athletic leader, it’s absolutely essential that you be confident, both in your overall vision and the approach you take to
Bound™ Exclusive: The DNA of an AD (Chapter 1)
Chapter 1: The Self-Motivated Leader First and foremost, an athletics director needs to be self-motivated. Unlike followers, who must be told what to do, a leader is someone who is highly self-driven to succeed. Athletics directors are literally out in front of the crowd. Usually handling fan behavior. Nonetheless, athletics
Bound™ Exclusive: The DNA of an AD (Introduction)
In the coming months, we are excited to roll out the newest book from Bound™ Athletic Director in Residence Scott Garvis, CMAA. The book steps through the 12 principles of highly effective athletics administrators, offering tips and tools to help even the most seasoned AD continue to grow and thrive.