Tag Archives: Baseball

What Baseball’s Top 10 Players Teach Us All About Leadership And Performance

The Sporting News released their list of baseball’s Top 50 players in the June 6th edition.  The following are leadership characteristics of the Top 10 highest rated along with supporting comments from their peers.  The Consistency of Albert Pujols – “All these years later, for him to remain that consistent is impressive” – Ryan Howard The Aggressiveness of […]

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3 Tips To Developing NextGen Talent

Do you find it difficult to lead young talent?  This generation certainly thinks, acts, and approaches life differently than we did just 10 years ago.  This often poses problems for those in leadership. However, we know that this generation has amazing energy, vision, passion, and creativity.  So how do we harness this amazing potential into our teams and organizations in […]

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Using Intelligent Design To Create A Sustainable Organization

With apologies to Albert Pujols, the best player in baseball is the Colorado Rockies 26-year old shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.  Along with 25-year old leftfielder Carlos Gonzalez and 27-year old pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, this trio makes up the nucleus of a baseball team built for the long haul. Long-term success was not always part of the Rockies’s […]

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15 Leadership Quotes and Prinicples From Baltimore Orioles’ Manager Buck Showalter

The Baltimore Orioles are 5-1 and in first place in the AL East!  Who would have thought that the team with the 2nd most losses of any AL team since 1997 would be off to such a good start?  Manager Buck Showalter would, that’s who and he has the Orioles’ players believing it as well. In […]

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6 Things You Can Do To Change Your Bleak Present Into A Bright Future

The Kansas City Royals win the 2015 World Series!!!  That’s right, the Royals are going to be very good – not this year or probably even next.  But very soon, they are going to be very good. If your team has under-performed or not met expectations in recent memory, Joe Posnanski wrote an interesting article in the March 21st edition of […]

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16 Of The Best Leadership Quotes From March

Leaders love quotes.  Quotes simply capture what we are thinking and feelings and puts into words.  The following are some of my favorite quotes from the last month. “Stupid loses more games than smart wins.” – ESPN’s Bob Knight “I need to put on my glasses so I can talk to God.” – My wife right […]

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6 Things That Can Make 2011 The Best Year Of Your Life

Are you sick of mediocrity?  Are you tired of just getting by?  Are you to the point of screaming “I’m better than this!”  If so, I want to introduce you to Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista. Prior to 2010, Bautista had never had more than 16 home runs in a season.  Last year, he hit 54.  […]

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