General

Empathy

The Role of Empathy in the Return of Sports

As elite sports prepare to make a return, they do so not only against the backdrop of a global pandemic but also unprecedented social unrest. Despite the huge amount of planning that has gone into the safe return of competition, these exceptional circumstances have seen a number of athletes express understandable concerns over returning to play on medical and/or social grounds.

The Making of a Leader: Big-Picture Thinking

The concepts of legacy and purpose are important and admirable pursuits, but all of the leaders I interviewed were acutely aware of the need to balance the big picture with a more immediate focus on the unavoidable requirement of elite sport: achieving results.

Team Culture

How to Build Team Culture Despite the Challenges of Remote Working

The coronavirus pandemic has necessitated rapid behavioral and technological change on a previously unimaginable scale. From schools and retailers, to manufacturers and our very own sports organizations, the crisis has caused entire industries to reimagine themselves in a matter of weeks simply to survive in a predominantly digital environment

Scaling the Mountain

Scaling the Mountain: Confronting the pressures faced by new front office leaders

For many, securing a senior front office job with a sports organization is the result of decades of hard work and the realization of a long-held dream. However, it’s not uncommon for the pressures of the job to prove a significant challenge to those who take on such roles without a clear game plan for managing the intense scrutiny and expectation.