The science of GM selection

With billions of dollars at stake, top officials in major sports leagues no longer can rely solely on their own connections and gut instincts when recruiting, developing, and retaining elite talent to lead their franchises, says Jed Hughes, a Korn Ferry Vice Chairman and the firm’s Global Sector Leader, Sports.

With Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann of the podcast The Ringer MLB Show, he recently discussed the science of scouting for such big league leaders as the general manager of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.

You can hear the interview by clicking here (the Hughes conversation starts circa 31:40). Hughes also has written about this work, Great GMs Are Made, Not Born. Readers may click here to download his study.