Category Archives: Sports contracts

On the Court or in the C-Suite, Leaders Embrace Win-at-All-Cost Drive at Their Own Peril

The NCAA basketball kickback scandal is just getting started and it’s already bagged a big one – Louisville’s Rick Pitino, who was forced to resign after details of the wide-ranging probe were unveiled. Expect many more heads to roll as … Continue reading

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NFL lessons for the C-Suite on succession planning, Exhibit 1: Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has himself in an ideal succession situation. He waited to draft the perfect candidate – Dak Prescott. He and can now let potential future star quarterback Prescott learn while aging star Tony Romo still has the ball. Boards and C-Suite folks should think like Jones: Keep your stars in place, but keep an eye on the future of the company. Continue reading

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Rolling out the welcome (home) mat to Nolan Ryan

Usually, when an executive says they’re making a move “to spend more time with family,” it’s code for “there’s a lot more to this story than we’re telling you.” But in the case of former Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan’s … Continue reading

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Apple a Succession Planning, Corporate Culture Success Story

So the new iPad has come out, sending technophiles (which seems to be everybody these days) to the moon with glee. Combined with the recent news that Apple’s market capitalization recently broke the $500 billion mark, only the sixth company … Continue reading

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NFL mediation not what you may be thinking

The NFL owners and players union head back into mediation tomorrow (Tuesday March 1), less than 72 hours before the collective bargaining agreement expires. Drastic measures could follow. Mediation is a good first step, and it’s swell that the mediator said there … Continue reading

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Work Stoppages and Executive Compensation

The situation now facing executives of the NFL – where negotiations between players and team owners appear to be stuck in a quagmire – mirrors in some ways what many executives across the United States confront on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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