Quinlan School of Business March Madness
Coach Moser’s leadership tips for Quinlan students
The 2018 NCAA Final Four run by the Loyola men’s basketball team captured the country’s attention. The unforgettable Cinderella story included three game-winning, buzzer-beating shots. Sr. Jean. The Created by Culture mantra. A team that excelled on the court and in the classroom.
It also showcased the leadership and vision of head coach Porter Moser.
Moser offered the following seven tips for building a winning culture at a welcome reception for Quinlan School of Business graduate students.
1. Set the tone
The leader’s beliefs, values, behaviors, and habits set the tone for an organization’s culture, says Moser. He lives the culture he wants to create—from acting ethically to sharing credit. Moser also models his untiring commitment to the basketball program: he speaks at every freshman orientation he can and has even handed out hot dogs in the Damen Student Center to encourage game attendance.
2. Recruit and hire culture
To create the high-energy, high-character, team-focused culture that Moser wanted, he knew that he had select coaches and players who already embraced this culture. “I look for people who are winners and have strong characters on the floor and off,” says Moser.
3. Empower your people
“Leading is about more than just the person at the top,” says Moser. “Because my staff and team feel empowered to come to me with suggestions, they all work harder and make the program better.”