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May 9, 2023

The Growth Mindset of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nate's favorite book is Mindset, by Carol Dweck. He's brought up this important concept many times before but has never dedicated a full episode to it -- until now. Following the Bucks shocking first round exit, a reporter a...

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April 11, 2023

Productive Conversations Vol II, Talking Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, …

Following up from one of the show's most popular episodes, Productive Conversations, Nate takes on the challenging topic of Racial and Gender bias using content from the Women's Basketball Championship game which was won by L...

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March 28, 2023

Career Advice with Dr. Benjamin Ritter

Nate welcomes special guest Dr. Benjamin Ritter, the founder of Live for Yourself Consulting ( www.liveforyourselfconsulting.com ), onto the show. Ben specializes in career coaching by helping leaders to find their career s...

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March 14, 2023

Coaching 2nd Grade Basketball is a Leadership Adventure

"Coach Nate" has a double meaning in this episode. Nate shares his 12 Leadership Lessons from his time coaching 2nd Grade basketball, including a few special guest appearances from the stars of the season. If you're coaching...

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Feb. 28, 2023

Resiliency with Industry Expert Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

Nate welcomes Resiliency expert Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal on to the show to offer her advice and wisdom to athletes, leaders, and parents. Tune in to learn more about "The Three C's," a life of abundance, vicarious joy, and bo...

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Feb. 21, 2023

Joe Paterno's Leadership, It's Complicated -- PART 2

Nate and Zac finish analyzing Joe Paterno's Leadership by going through the 1987 season through his eventual firing in 2012. The red thread of their discussion is The Grand Experiment and Paterno's stated values, which his ...

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Feb. 14, 2023

Joe Paterno's Leadership, It's Complicated -- PART 1

Nate is joined by his longtime friend, and Penn State super fan, Zac Phillips to analyze Joe Paterno's Leadership over his 46 career as a head coach. In this Part 1 of 2, they cover the "Early Years" (1966 - …

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Feb. 7, 2023

Crisis Leadership surrounding Demar Hamlin

Demar Hamlin faced one of the scariest scenarios we've ever seen on a football field. But thanks to emergency responders -- and their crisis leadership -- the result was a best-case scenario. Now, you might never face a cris...

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Jan. 24, 2023

The Power of Coaching with Mollie Eliasof

Nate talks to Executive Coach and Psychotherapist Mollie Eliasof about the Power of Coaching. Mollie offers practical advice around how to be the best version of yourself, by starting with a deep understanding of your true g...

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Jan. 10, 2023

How to Set Effective Goals

Nate kicks off this New Year's edition episode with some reflection and gratitude for a terrific 2022. Then, he plays the first two listener voicemails and offers his leadership advice for the challenges of aligning a team w...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Entrepreneurial Leadership with EZ Smith

Nate speaks with former Penn State All-American Offensive Lineman turned Serial Entrepreneur EZ Smith. EZ shares a bunch of leadership tips, starting from the time he grew up with a highly successful football coach Dad and e...

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Dec. 13, 2022

I'm a Man! I'm 40! (and still an Introvert)

Over 15 years ago, Oklahoma State Football Coach Mike Gundy gave a press conference where he famously said "I'm a Man! I'm 40!" It's been quoted, memed, and analyzed hundreds of ways ... but never like Leadership Chalk Talk...

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Nov. 29, 2022

Leadership Lessons from the World Cup (and Ted Lasso)

With World Cup season upon us, Nate finds some leadership lessons from the world of Soccer. He provides helpful tips on bouncing back from setbacks, preparing for a big presentation, coming together as a cross functional tea...

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Nov. 8, 2022

Employee Retention through Golf’s Civil War: PGA vs LIV

Employee retention feels more important than ever. Since the pandemic, new terms like “The Great Resignation,” “The Great Reshuffle,” and “Quiet Quitting” have all emerged. If you aren’t re-recruiting your team, you probabl...

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Sept. 7, 2022

Giving Effective Feedback through Lebron James' Career

Learn the art and science of giving effective feedback with Nate’s 10 tips for success. In this episode of Leadership Chalk Talk, Nate walks through the decorated 20+ year career of Lebron James … giving him effective feedba...

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Aug. 23, 2022

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership is one of the highest forms of leadership, and in some cases, an unattainable aspiration. In this week's episode, Nate provides a simple definition of Servant Leadership, then pulls in relevant examples fr...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Leadership Consistency from Roger Goodell

Without leadership consistency, it's hard to build trust within your team. In the first "Emergency Podcast" edition of Leadership Chalk Talk, Nate examines the recent events surrounding Deshaun Watson's suspension and compar...

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July 26, 2022

How to be a Leader with Special Guest Tiffany Haley

If you want to learn how to be a great leader, there's no one better to listen to than Tiffany Haley. Nate interviews and converses with his mentor, former leader, and friend about a wide range of leadership topics, and …

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July 19, 2022

Situational Leadership: What is it and How do I Apply it?

Situational Leadership is an easy concept to understand. It's about adapting your style to meet the needs of the situation, and more importantly the people. But if it's so easy, then why do so many College Football coaches s...

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July 6, 2022

Professional Coaching - How it's Different from Sports and How to do …

Coaching in sports and coaching in business are two completely different things. If you grew up around sports like Nate did, it might have taken you a much longer time to truly understand professional coaching than it should...

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July 3, 2022

Trailer: A Leadership Podcast that Makes Self-Development Fun

Self-development can feel like a lot of extra work. That's why Leadership Chalk Talk uses interesting stories and sound bites from the world of sports to make leadership development fun. Whether you're an avid sports fan, o...

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June 28, 2022

How to Receive Feedback like an All Pro

Feedback is the gift that guides us on the path to our full potential. So why do so many of us reject it, get defensive about it, and leave valuable information like that just sitting on the table? The episode …

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June 21, 2022

Allen Iverson Practice: The 8 Hidden Leadership Lessons You Missed Du…

Allen Iverson famously said "Practice" over twenty times during his press conference in May of 2002. It's been listened to, quoted, analyzed, written about, and debated millions of times. There have even been stories and bo...

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June 14, 2022

Productive Conversations - How to Talk to Anyone About Anything

What do you do when you disagree with someone? Whether that is about a project at work or a political point of view with a family member? Do you avoid the conversation completely, or argue your point until you win? …

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