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The biggest names in the global business of sport sit down (or stand up) with Leaders Editorial Director, James Emmett, and Content Director, David Cushnan.

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

The biggest names in the global business of sport sit down (or stand up) with Leaders Editorial Director, James Emmett, and Content Director, David Cushnan.

    Colour and creativity from Cannes; focused networking in Chiswick Park

    Colour and creativity from Cannes; focused networking in Chiswick Park

    Leaders' Editorial Director James Emmett and Content Director David Cushnan are out and about, sharing their sports industry week. James is in Cannes, taking in the beaches, making note of the activations and soaking up the vibes at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity - and asking what sport is doing there, who it wants to meet, why so many athletes have turned up and where sport actually fits in the minds of the big brands and agencies who have decamped this week to the South of France. Meanwhile, David’s had a slightly shorter trip, to Chiswick Park in West London, where he reflects on hosting part of IMG Networking Week, IMG’s latest internal engagement initiative - and picks up a few tips including how to remember names and the art of the elegant conversation exit.

    • 30 min
    Sport and the big elections; theatrical ‘immersive’ experiences; and agile agency models

    Sport and the big elections; theatrical ‘immersive’ experiences; and agile agency models

    Leaders' Editorial Director James Emmett and Content Director David Cushnan take an amble through the sports industry week, joined by Seven League and Rematch Founder Richard Ayers.They discuss how politics and sport are mixing during the UK General Election campaign, and as French President Emmanuel Macron calls a snap election just weeks before Paris hosts the Olympics.It’s a free-flower of a conversation, taking in evolving agency models; what Richard plans to digitally transform next; table tennis and badminton’s incessant rise; how government sports policy is formed, and the impact a future UK sports industry trade body could have; creating live, theatrical ‘immersive’ experiences inside and outside sports venues, and the evaporating barriers between the physical and digital worlds.

    • 59 min
    North London Forever; Diverse thinking at agencies; Inside Under Armour's Curry Brand

    North London Forever; Diverse thinking at agencies; Inside Under Armour's Curry Brand

    Leaders' Content Director David Cushnan is joined by Javan Odegah, for the latest on the Leaders Meet: Diversity Series.  They reflect on the recent Diversity breakfast hosted at 4se New York, touch on reports Anthony Joshua may be about to buy a stake in his hometown football club, Watford FC, and consider how Arsenal's newly-adopted anthem, North London Forever, has taken hold. Then you'll hear a portion of an on-stage conversation from 4se New York, our sports-entertainment-business event, featuring Curry Brand GM Ryan Drew. Drew, talking to Business of Fashion's Dan-Yaw Miller, shares how involved Curry has been in honing the values of the company and his qualities as a pitchman, as well as how the brand is likely to evolve as Curry's playing career winds down. The final deadline for Leaders Sports Award entries is Monday 11th June - to find our more and to enter any of the nine refreshed categories, visit leadersinsport.com/LSA.

    • 56 min
    Leaders in Focus: Andy Anson, CEO, British Olympic Association

    Leaders in Focus: Andy Anson, CEO, British Olympic Association

    Andy Anson is preparing Team GB for a golden summer in Paris. The British Olympic Association CEO is the guest on this month's Leaders in Focus, where he looks ahead to the Olympics; considers the major challenges the Olympic world faces; and discusses whether athletes should be paid directly for winning medals at the Games.He reflects on a long and varied career in sports and media: developing his love of brand at Disney; takeovers and working under the Glazers at Manchester United; and working out what went wrong with England’s bid for the 2018 Fifa World Cup, a campaign he fronted. Anson also reveals the leadership traits he’s learnt – and the leaders he’s learnt from – along the way, as well as how he dovetails his BOA commitments with his role as Chair of Lancashire County Cricket Club and the advice he has for the next generation of sports CEOs.

    • 35 min
    Backstage at 4se New York; Cowboys, storytellers, Gen Z athletes and other tales from a sports entertainment business blockbuster.

    Backstage at 4se New York; Cowboys, storytellers, Gen Z athletes and other tales from a sports entertainment business blockbuster.

    Leaders' Editorial Director James Emmett and Content Director David Cushnan take stock of a big week of sports, entertainment and business at 4se New York.As the green room is dismantled around them in Chelsea, they reflect on some of the big themes of the event: storytelling in all its forms, the rise Cowboy culture, and the budding relationship between sports organisations and the music industry.US Ski & Snowboard CEO Sophie Goldschmidt also stops by to discuss one of the big stories elsewhere this week - the Saudi Public Investment Fund’s new deal with the Women’s Tennis Association - and share her thoughts on the impressive group of Gen Z athletes, snowboarders Red Gerrard and Hailey Langland and NASCAR driver Rajah Caruth, she shared the stage with at 4se.

    • 41 min
    Sir Jim Ratcliffe's work-from-office policy; building an effective executive team from scratch; and sports leadership succession planning

    Sir Jim Ratcliffe's work-from-office policy; building an effective executive team from scratch; and sports leadership succession planning

    Leaders’ Editorial Director James Emmett and Content Director David Cushnan lean into the sports industry stories of the week.They're joined by Anna Edwards, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at executive search and advisory firm Elite Performance Partners (EPP), to discuss Manchester United' Co-Owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe's new work-from-office edict and, as the WNBA continues to expand, how to structure a start-up sports organisation's front office.They also discuss the latest Leaders Special Report, Succession in Sport, produced in partnership with EPP and the challenges of smooth executive change, managing internal leadership candidates and the skillsets a modern sports CEO should possess.

    • 55 min

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