Just a few observations about Leadership relating to Cubs’ “Worst to First” in five years.
- Full Commitment to a Vision, and relentlessly getting all on-board.
- Attention to Detail was critical; scouting, coaching, organization.
- Invest wisely; no chasing past judgement mistakes.
- “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Crane Kenny.
- “It’s the Players and all about the Players.” Joe Maddon.
- Talent still needs mentoring and coaching. Talent alone produces only individual results.
- Next year begins today!
Maybe obvious, but being a Leader, assembling a group of Leaders, and coaching Leaders is still what differentiates the best from the rest.
Cheers. Go Cubs!
Remembering all the Vets and those who serve our country. If you are fortunate to be spending time with family this weekend, take some time to really appreciate them. Work will always be there.
I picked up some traveler information in Chicago Tribune this morning. Not great, but somewhat useful. MYTSA app for Iphone or Android gives you current wait times at US airports, although, frustratingly, does not include precheck line info. Might provide some help. You Netjet guys need not worry! Cheers, Peter
Just a quick word for both interviewers and candidates, alike. When I debrief each after the critical first interview, often sounds like that old Johnny Carson comedy routine, where a person tells a joke to another, and so on, for about 5 people, and the joke is a completely different joke by the time the last person has told it.
We always seem to be quite anxious to tell our story, and, thus, forget to listen carefully while the other person is speaking. I have a suggestion (learned from my daughter, Jillian): On critical points, tell the other person, briefly, what you heard. This clears up mis-communication and also demonstrates an open attitude and a willingness to really listen. Takes a little more time, but well worth it.