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Winning is a mental skill, mastered by the best of the best, and held as a secret by those dominating the competition. Not anymore. In this weekly podcast, join Dr. Bhrett McCabe, a clinical sports psychologist to multiple National Champions and Pro athletes and a former 2X Division 1 National Champion himself, as he exposes the “secrets” of human performance through in-depth interviews with world class athletes, elite-level coaches, and the most brilliant business minds in the world. New episode drops every Wednesday!

Jun 12, 2019

This week's guest on The Secrets to Winning is Greg Byrne, the Director of Athletics at The University of Alabama. Throughout his career, Byrne has been consistently more impactful and successful with each step up the administrative ladder.

As a fundraiser, he has been directly involved in raising more than $200 million in gifts during his career. As a leader of competitive athletics programs, he has fostered major improvements across the spectrum of sports at both programs he has led prior to being at Alabama (Mississippi State University and University of Arizona). A proponent of developing student-athletes into productive people after college, Byrne has led programs that have attained academic success at levels not reached prior to his tenure.

Throughout our conversation, you will hear Greg speak about serving others as this is what it takes to effectively lead at the highest level. There are all sorts of valuable leadership content including:

  • Communicating your message and expectations very clearly
  • Developing a leadership style and philosophy
  • Valuing all members of your staff because everyone's role is critical to the overall success of the department
  • Listening to the needs of student-athletes, coaches, and other individuals you serve
  • Utilizing social media to promote the Alabama brand
  • Constantly developing yourself personally and professionally