Greg McCurdy, NFL, and Colm Lydon, Boston Red Sox discuss leadership of venue security

September 21, 2020

Podcast Episode 20: The Challenges of Security Leadership in Large Public Venues with Greg McCurdy with the NFL and Colm Lydon with Boston Red Sox: Sports venues are a truly complex environment in which to lead. You have a league and owners with a business to run. They want things to be safe but not through an obtrusive security presence that might seem unwelcoming to fans. Fans want to see a game and expect to roam freely about the stadium. Players are high-profile individuals; there are always VIPs in the house; and of course, you have a heavy media presence.

Your Leader ReadyCast Host: Eric J. McNulty is the Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He researches, writes about, and teaches leadership, crisis leadership, conflict resolution, and negotiation in graduate and executive education at Harvard and other institutions. He is a regular speaker at conferences and corporate events. McNulty is co-author of You’re It: Crisis, Change and How to Lead When it Matters Most, Renegotiating Healthcare: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, and author of numerous articles. He is a contributing editor to strategy+business magazine and past contributing editor at Harvard Business Publishing. McNulty holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in Leadership from Lesley University.