16 Leadership Quotes And Principles As A Christmas Gift To You

Merry Christmas everyone!  I’m going to keep this post simple.  The following are 16 great leadership quotes and principles I have acquired over the last week.  I hope you enjoy them.

“We’re not looking for just the next hit that’s going to last for 3 months.  We want to something that’s going to last for people’s lives.  That becomes kind of a soundtrack in their lives.  That’s what I’m preparing for.  That’s what I’m asking for with these songs.” – Chris Tomlin on the Bonus DVD of his latest cd And If Our God Is For Us

December 6th The Sporting News

  1. MLB pitching is “the most expensive, volatile commodity” in the game. – Oakland Athletics gm Billy Beane
  2. “The Twins in the years they’ve been good have always had a strong, organic pitching staff.  Our success in the last decade was due to the fact that we had home-grown pitching we were able to keep.” – Beane

Three factors make the San Francisco Giants unique in their development of pitchers:

  1. The eyes of their director of scouting Dick Tidrow. (Recognizes Talent)
  2. Early promotion when warranted. (Gives Talent Opportunity)
  3. How pitching coach Dave Righetti and bullpen coach Mark Gardner handle pitchers. (Develops Talent)

The Importance Of Regular Season Success Come NCAA Tournament Time In March

  1. Our guys expected to win every time we played.  It wasn’t as much who we were playing against.  We expected to win.” – Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson, one of the teams in the 2010 “.801 Club”.
  2. Jacobson says “experience, size, good guard play, our chemistry, our toughness.  To win a number of games we’re talking about over the long haul, you’re doing it because you have either all those things or most of those things.”

Facts About The .801 Club (teams that had a .800+ regular season winning percentage)

  1. Approximately 15 teams annually fit this category in the tournament.  To be exact, 76 teams in the last 5 years fit this description, including all 5 champions
  2. The .801 teams win 85% of their tournament games. 
  3. Of the 76 teams, 48 were eliminated by other members of the group.  Remember this in March when you fill out your brackets!

December 13th Sports Illustrated

  1. Be “regular and orderly” in you daily life “so that you may be violent and original in your work.” – Flaubert
  2. “South Carolina rolled their safeties down to stop the run, so we threw the ball.  We’re flexible.  And it doesn’t hurt to have Cam.” – Gus Malzahn
  3. The Oregon Ducks do not do conditioning drills during the regular season.  “Practice is the conditioning.” – offensive line coach Steve Greatwood.
  4. “All it takes is one game to change perception.” – Colts head coach Jim Caldwell
  5. “When you get on a little turnover stretch, the easy thing to do is become gun-shy and just stop throwing…I just need to make better decisions and better throws.” – Peyton Manning
  6. Turning players into (supplemental) draft picks (by letting them leave as free agents) into prospects into players, sprinkling in money as needed – is why the (Boston) Red Sox have, in less than 10 years, gone from a dysfunctional franchise to a model one

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About Brian Dodd on Leadership

I am a church stewardship and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This blog combines my personal passions of church, sports, pop culture and family into a single leadership resource. I trust your time on this site will create conversations and add value to your life.

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