Leadership

C-10 Podcast: Chris Colliatie, Ep. 18

It’s funny how things happen sometimes. In the summer of 2019, our curriculum coordinator and occasional C-10 podcast co-host Max Utsler met a man who’d recently retired from a 34-year career at Hallmark. During the next few days, Max told the man how, since he was now retired, he should become a mentor in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. The man, Chris Colliatie, got home and immediately filled out the application. He has since … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Max Utsler, Ep. 16

  He’s been a guest co-host on other C-10 episodes but today you get to hear another side of our C-10 Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. Max Utsler. Dr. Utsler was instrumental in getting the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program planned and launched before the 2018-19 school year. And, lucky for us, he was about a year from retiring as a long-time journalism professor at the University of Kansas. Earlier this summer, Utsler received broadcast journalism … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Richard Myers, Ep. 15

  This is a special episode. And a fascinating one as we talk with retired 4-star General and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Kansas City native and the current president of Kansas State University, Richard Myers. It’s particularly fascinating when hearing General Myers talks about leadership as someone who sat in the Oval Office countless times during a tumultuous time in our country’s history. Joining host Matt Fulks this week is … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jake Jacobson, Ep. 14

If you’ve run one of the big races in Kansas City, if you’re involved with any nonprofits in Kansas City, if you’ve ever watched the pledge drive on PBS Kansas City, or if you follow influencers in Kansas City, you’ve likely come across the voice or the name of this week’s guest, Jake Jacobson. After working in the sports department at The Kansas City Star, and then in public relations for Garmin and Children’s Mercy … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Danni Boatwright, Ep 13

On this episode we talk with “Survivor” winner, entrepreneur, coach, wife and mom, Danni Boatwright. Danni grew up in the Kansas City area — Tonganoxie, KS, to be precise — as a huge fan of the Royals and Chiefs. And, since she probably couldn’t play for either team when she “grew up,” she wanted to be a sportscaster. That’s not exactly how things worked out, but she has been a show host, and she did … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dan O’Dell, Ep. 10

Dan O’Dell and his wife Maria run one of the most successful residential real estate groups in the Kansas City area, Group O’Dell. Although they’ve been supporters of “C” You In The Major Leagues, we invited Dan to join us for this episode because he’s a great encourager and mentor to other leaders. His daily focus is to encourage those around him. Ironically, we first met Dan O’Dell when he invited CYITML founder Dayton Moore … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Steve Physioc, Ep. 9

On this week’s episode, we chat with Royals broadcaster — and Kansas City native — Steve Physioc about broadcasting for his hometown team, how he got into broadcasting, leadership lessons he’s learned from great managers and coaches such as Sparky Anderson and John Wooden, and what’s his perfect “Super Soul Sunday.” This interview was recorded in February 2020 at The Otten on Main in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors.   … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Gene Watson, Ep. 8

  This week we sit down during a break at our sixth annual baseball camp at the Jewish Community Center with Gene Watson, the Kansas City Royals’ Director of Pro Scouting. Gene, who joined the Royals in 2006, takes a swing at our “7 Questions” before talking about what he’s learned about leadership from Dayton Moore, how the most pivotal trade for the Royals’ 2014 and ’15 postseason runs came to be, and the importance … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Kathy Nelson, Ep. 7

  This week we’re joined by Kathy Nelson, who is perhaps the most influential person in the overall landscape of sports in Kansas City. Kathy spent several years in the media with Fox4 and Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports, before joining the Kansas City Sports Commission in August of 2010 as the Director of Win for KC. She became the Sports Commission’s President/CEO in November of 2011. Kathy’s involved with countless boards throughout the city and … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jeff Chadiha, Ep. 6

  This week we talk with Jeff Chadiha from the NFL Network. We talk about the racial issues facing this country, Colin Kaepernick, leadership needed right now and the importance of mentoring during a time like this.   Chadiha, who’s on our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership curriculum committee, joined NFL Media in August 2015. He previously worked for ESPN, frequently contributing to ESPN.com on the NFL. Prior to working for ESPN, he worked for Sports … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Sly James, Ep. 5

Sly James was sworn in as the 56th mayor in Kansas City, Missouri, history in 2011, and he served two terms, leaving in 2019. Sly’s life has always led to service of others, an attitude instilled in him by his parents. Sly served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, came back to Kansas City to study law, and then was a successful attorney before becoming mayor. This episode was recorded on Zoom in early … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Matheny, Ep. 4

In this episode, we’re joined by Royals manager Mike Matheny, plus guest co-host, Max Utsler. Matheny, who became the Royals manager last offseason, is a student of people and leadership. So we go in depth on everything from the importance being a mentor and having mentors around you, following a Hall of Fame manager in St. Louis, and important lessons he’s been passing along to the Royals players during the pandemic. For more information about … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Rob Riggle, Ep. 3

  Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, an old friend and classmate of CYITML Director Matt Fulks, recorded a Zoom session with our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors. As one would expect, Rob had us laughing for much of that interview. What might be surprising to those who know about Rob through only TV and movies, he is a deep thinker. The result is an engaging interview about leadership and mentoring, including some lessons … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Shawnie Nix, Ep. 2

  One goal for the C-10 podcast is to highlight and honor mentors and committee members with our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. In this episode, recorded in front of our students and mentors at the KCMO police headquarters, we talk with committee member Shawnie Nix, who’s a police officer in Kansas City, Mo.     If you have any suggested guests, topics or general comments, please let us know. You can email us at … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore

  Welcome to the C-10 Podcast, where we talk with various community-minded individuals about leadership and mentoring. There’s no better way to start this podcast series than with “C” You In The Major Leagues Founder and Royals General Manager Dayton Moore. In our maiden voyage, Dayton and Matt Fulks sit down outside to discuss Dayton’s vision for the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program, his leadership philosophy, the importance of mentoring…and Dayton takes on the “7 … Read more

CARE: Scott Shannon

Our “C” word for November is CARE. In the CYITML definition, a leader who exhibits CARE: Puts others first; evaluates everyone honestly; understands everyone’s impact. Because of both the timing (early November) and the subject matter (CARE), this is a chance to re-post an article about a former college pitcher and close friend, Scott Shannon. You’re likely in the 98 percent of people reading this who’ve never heard of Scott and, possibly not even Lipscomb University. … Read more

COMPETITOR: Dayton on Competing

This month’s “C” word is COMPETITOR, which, in the “C” You In The Major Leagues’ lingo, means someone that has the desire and ability to compete; high expectations; is tough-minded; and brings the best out of teammates. During his regular Friday morning chat with Bob Fescoe on 610 Sports Radio, our Founder and Executive Director Dayton Moore took the definition a step further. Competing — the desire to compete — is perhaps the most important … Read more

CONFIDENCE: Kelvin Herrera

Our “C” word this month is CONFIDENCE. The word can mean many things, but it boils down to this in the CYITML definition: Accepts constructive criticism; will try something new; positive attitude; views self as a winner. Keeping in mind the idea of trying something new, consider going to a new country for work, having never visited that country, and not knowing how to speak the language. In the game of baseball, so many Latin … Read more