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What Can Pro Sports Teach Us About the Power of Risks?

In this webinar, two high-achievers from the world of sports management, Paul DePodesta and Mike Tannenbaum, sit down with sportscaster Brian Berger to discuss how lessons from their sports careers taught them to weather setbacks, take calculated risks, and build relationships that last. In their strategic leadership roles for teams that spanned the New York Jets to the Los Angeles Dodgers, DePodesta and Tannenbaum often had to manage change and develop culture in ways that drove performance. 

In this webinar, the two discuss how to:

  • Develop resilience in our personal and professional lives
  • Enhance performance by unifying employees behind common goals
  • Identify the need for change management in your organization

Paul DePodesta, Chief Strategy Officer, the Cleveland Browns

Paul DePodesta was named the Browns’ Chief Strategy Officer on January 5, 2016. DePodesta came to Cleveland after spending 20 seasons in Major League Baseball. During his time in MLB, DePodesta was the only executive in the league to win divisional titles with five different organizations.He previously served in leadership roles for the New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. DePodesta was also featured with baseball executive  Billy Beane in the New York Times’ best-selling book “Moneyball.”

Mike Tannenbaum, NFL Front Office Insider, ESPN

Mike Tannenbaum joined ESPN as an NFL Front Office Insider in April 2019. A former NFL executive with more than two decades of experience in team front offices, Tannenbaum has also contributed to ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft since 2019. Prior to ESPN, Tannenbaum worked for several NFL franchises, most notably as executive vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins and executive vice president and general manager for the New York Jets. Tannenbaum’s tenure as general manager of the Jets marked the most successful seven-year period in franchise history.

More about On This Topic

Mike and Paul work together to create engaging and innovative management, business skills, and wellness courses for OpenSesame’s elearning brand, On This Topic. On This Topic was created to capture, curate, and distribute the lessons gained from real life experiences of champions in sport. From athletes to coaches to executives, we connect you to compelling stories on key topics. On This Topic’s courses are exclusive to OpenSesame, and are currently available in our catalog.

Details: Webinar will last 30 minutes w/ a 15 minute Q&A from attendees (45 mins total)