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Lessons From The Dugout

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: |

You’ve probably heard someone draw the comparison before, “Business is a lot like baseball.” In fact, it’s practically a cliché. I would venture a guess, however, that you’ve heard it from more from business professionals than you have from pro baseball players. I happen to have been both, and take it from me… business is, indeed, [...]

Lessons from the Dugout: The Team Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Players

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Small Business|Tags: , |

Previous articles in this series have focused on the importance of listening to management and of waiting for the right opportunities to present themselves. In today’s post, I want to explain why building a winning team is far more complicated than merely signing a collection of great players. Lesson 3: The Team Is Greater Than the [...]

Lessons from the Dugout: Always Wait For the Right Pitch

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: |

In the inaugural article in this series, I wrote about the importance of listening to management even when their ideas don’t line up with yours. Today, I’ll be sharing my perspective on the importance of timing – and why patience is a virtue on and off the field. Lesson 2: Always Wait for the Right Pitch [...]