Mark Spector has been a trusted voice on the Canadian sports media landscape for 30 years, from writing a national column for the National Post newspaper to working TV, radio, authoring two books and writing daily in his role as a columnist for Sportsnet.ca. During that time he has spoken to some of Canadian sport’s premier leaders, from Mark Messier, to Jarome Iginla, to Connor McDavid, to Temmu Selanne and the Sedin twins.
Through four Olympic Games, numerous Stanley Cups, Grey Cups, World Series, Super Bowls and other major events, Spector has watched some of the greatest athletes in sports lead their teams to victory. It isn’t always the leading scorer or best player who becomes the best leader, but the difference between two teams with equal talent often comes down to their leadership, and the people that carry out those roles.
Who helped Steve Smith to turn a devastating own goal into an experience he could build off of? How did Jordan Eberle become the player who wants his name called when the shoot out begins? What did Jarome Iginla do besides scoring goals for his teammates to follow him with the loyalty they did?
Spector takes a humourous, informative walk through the world of sport, talking about the kind of leadership he has seen firsthand in athletes that translates to your business.”