By Jerry Bellune
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s top advisers are women – an exception in a male-dominated sport.
Lurie says he didn’t set out to hire women but to hire the best candidates possible. He was looking for diversity of thought.
He wanted executives who viewed challenges and made decisions differently.
That meant looking for talent outside the world of pro football. As a result, the Eagles think more progressively about player evaluation and in-game decision making.
Philadelphia has been at the forefront of analytically-driven decisions that led to their Super Bowl win 2 years ago.
Recent research indicates diversity in management is the best way to run any business. McKinsey & Co. looked at the financial data of more than 1,000 companies and found those with diverse executives scored bigger profit margins. Companies at the top in gender diversity were 21% more likely to outperform competitors on profit.
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