Leaders bring you a conversation with the Commissioner of one of esports’ biggest leagues and an interview snippet with record-breaking cricketer Sir Alastair Cook.
Welcome back to Leaders and How They Lead, the podcast series that looks at what it means to be a leader in the sports industry.
The series explores a range of leaders’ perspectives from a range of different organisations; pressing them on what makes them tick; how they think they manage (upwards and downwards); how they handle failure and conflict; how they communicate strategic vision; how they develop people; and how they lead to win – whatever ‘win’ means.
The first guest of the season is Alexander Inglot. Inglot began his career as a corporate commercial lawyer in City of London prior to moving to Mexico to work in Marketing and Communications for Atlante FC. He later returned to the United Kingdom to work as a Senior Consultant at JTA (with clients including Manchester United and AETLC), then later as Director of Communications at Sportradar AG. Following a period of balancing a role as a European Player Representative at the ATP Tour with his current role as Commissioner of the ESL Pro League, he chose to depart from the former in 2021.
Beginning at 28:22, the episode also includes insights on leadership from British cricket legend Alastair Cook. In a snippet from an interview recorded at our fourth Leaders Sport Business Summit Abu Dhabi, Cook discusses his leadership style, the importance of resilience and how to guide a team through crises and challenges.