Digital & Media, Diversity, Future Trends, Governance & Commercial Growth, Leaders Podcast, Sport Business | May 1, 2020
In conversation with the new President of the Drone Racing League.

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Episode 83 of the Leaders Sport Business Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Onside Law, specialist lawyers providing solutions to the sports industry from offices in London, Geneva, and Sydney. Onside Law are conscious of the pressures many in our industry are facing and, as a gesture of help, they are offering a number of free sports law clinics for those grappling with issues arising from Covid-19. Request a free session here.

This episode of At home with Leaders features a conversation with newly installed Drone Racing League President Rachel Jacobson (conversation starts at 17:19). The former NBA SVP of Global Partnerships became one of a small number of female presidents in sport when she started the role earlier this week. Founded in 2015, the Drone Racing League now has broadcast deals with NBC, Sky, ProSeibenSat.1 and Youku, and has put on eye-catching events in venues such as Alexandra Palace in London, BMW Welt in Germany, and Chase Field in the US. 

Also joining James Emmett and David Cushnan for this episode is the Leaders Performance Institute’s Matthew Stone, who gives an insight into how leaders from across the sports performance world are coping with their current environments. We hear from England Rugby coach Eddie Jones, and Wall Street Journal writer and author of The Captain Class, Sam Walker (conversations start at 7:45), both of whom have been featured recently on the Leaders Performance Institute’s own line of podcasts – a series of at home conversations with the biggest names from across the world of high performance.

On the conversational agenda:

Knowing when and how to devolve organisational autonomy;

– The difference between leadership and management;

– The political leaders who have made an impact recently;

– Onboarding into a leadership role during Covid-19;

– The DRL’s focus on innovation, its virtual product, and its STEM programme;

– How David Stern and Adam Silver paved the way for Rachel Jacobson.



Let us know what you’d like to talk about and who you’d like to hear from on At home with Leaders. @JamesEmmett and @DavidCushnan on Twitter.

Thanks again to Onside Law for their support for this podcast. 

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