Guest John Pinkman* and your host, Jim Meier, teams up on the timely, critical topic of how a student athlete can and must take control of their own life in the context of the school where he or she plays and which sport(s). Both John and Jim have written a book and articles on this topic as well as numerous articles. Core topics covered include: Today’s athletic leadership problem/challenge, moving from industrial age leader to knowledge age leader, leadership building blocks and values. Stories and examples will be given. John is an author, adviser to athletic programs nationally & owner of Pinkman Baseball Academy.