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Developing Courageous Leaders: A Guide from Pro Sports Executives

How are you supporting your organization's leaders in 2024? One of the most effective ways to reduce expenses and boost productivity is by developing courageous leaders. Courageous leaders inspire others and are catalysts for large-scale change. By identifying these high-impact leaders and investing in their skill development, your organization will improve its bottom line, retain talent, and navigate change more effectively.

In this webinar, the Browns’ Chief Strategy Officer, Paul DePodesta, and ESPN’s NFL Front Office Insider, Mike Tannenbaum, share their guide to developing courageous leaders. Learn what courageous leadership really looks like and how to stand up for your principles in a way that motivates those around you. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The role courage plays in effective leadership

  • How to identify high-impact leaders within your organization

  • The impact successful leaders have on culture 

  • How to determine leaders skills’s gaps and provide feedback

About the Speakers:

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.

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