EPISODE 4

How Encouraging Constructive Conflict Can Create an Innovative Environment

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How Encouraging Constructive Conflict Can Create an Innovative Environment

Ed Kinnaly
CEO of Bauer Hockey, Maverick & Cascade Lacrosse

In this episode, Suzanne Bates sits down with Ed Kinnaly, CEO of Bauer Hockey, Maverick & Cascade Lacrosse. Ed shares with us how he fell in love with the sport of hockey growing up and how his passion for the game shaped his career in the sports industry. Ed also discusses his decision to leave Bauer to return to his former company Nike, and ultimately come back to Bauer as CEO to lead the company in times of turmoil to sustain the culture of performance and innovation to drive growth. In addition, hear why Ed calls his meeting spaces “the locker room” and why he encourages constructive conflict amongst his team.

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