Where Are You Leading the People Who Are Following You?

There are people following you. You are leading them somewhere. You’ve probably heard those words before. You’ve probably denied that they are true, even though you know otherwise. Whether we like it or not, whether we want it or not, there are people following us and...

In Baseball We Trust?

It was only when he got a team full of better players that he felt like a success. And he enjoyed the attention and accolades that came with it. The team he coached over the past two years consisted of sub-par players with little experience. Now, he had put together a...

Labeled?

Coaches can easily label their players…there is the kind who doesn’t really care, the kind who play because their parents want them to, the kind who are in it for themselves, the kind who would run through a wall for you, the kind who never stops working…etc....

Even the Opposing Fans Admired Him

The home fans loved him. He could do no wrong in their eyes. Running hard on even routine plays, he impressed them with his work ethic and skill. He got there early, stayed late, was involved in the community, and did everything the local hero should do. And they...

Reminder: Words Matter

He never saw it happening. Over and over, he simply told his players he loved them and thought they could do it. He knew them, knew what their hurts and fears were, knew how to really get to them with what he said. And he used his words accordingly, building them up,...

The Older I Get, The Better I Was

Isn’t it interesting how baseball guys tend to misremember the facts of their careers? The same old stories get better and better with every retelling. “The older I get, the better I was.” In most cases, it’s for effect and is entirely innocent. However,...