A Leadership Podcast that's Fun
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 - 1981) and the "Prime Years" (1982 - 1986).

The guys breakdown the famous "Grand Experiment" and tie that to the concept of identifying and living by your personal values.  They go on to discuss what to do when you do everything right, and it still doesn't work out, as Penn State multiple times went undefeated for the season but did not with the National Championship.

Next, they take a deeper dive into the championship winning 1986 season, including the underdog victory against the Miami Hurricanes and Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde.  The episode concludes with a trip to the Whitehouse, and high praise for Paterno's leadership ... "not just on the field, but in life."

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