Renowned ESPN Analyst, Best-Selling Author, and Leadership Expert
Jay Bilas delivers captivating and insightful presentations on leadership, teamwork, resilience, and excellence, drawing from his diverse experiences. Jay shares insights and stories on how to develop a winning mindset, overcome challenges and adversity, build and lead winning teams, and foster a culture of excellence in any organization.
Jay Bilas is one of the most respected and influential voices in sports, with a remarkable background that spans sports, media, and the law. He is an Emmy nominated ESPN analyst and a New York Times best-selling author of Toughness: Developing True Strength on and Off the Court. The book reveals the secrets of mental and physical toughness through personal stories and interviews with inspiring leaders.
Jay played basketball at Duke University under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, helping the team reach the 1986 NCAA Championship Game. Jay was drafted by the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and went on to play professionally abroad in Italy and Spain. He then returned to Duke as an assistant coach, winning two national championships. Jay joined ESPN as a college basketball analyst & expert commentator and hosts ESPN’s popular road show, College Game Day.
Jay graduated from Duke University School of Law and is a practicing attorney at Moore & Van Allen. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the John R. Wooden Award, the National Board of Coaches, and Duke University Children’s Hospital. Jay resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Leadership in the Age of Disruption: Winning Strategies for Turbulent Times
In this speech, Jay Bilas focuses on how effective leadership can guide an organization through times of rapid change. Jay draws parallels between leadership in sports and corporate leadership, emphasizing adaptability, resilience as key strategies for success in today’s fast-paced and changing business environment. He provides practical and actionable advice on how to lead effectively through disruption, uncertainty, and crisis while staying true to one’s values and vision.