Every team must have a core of people on which the leader can rely on to understand and express the team’s vision, mission, goals and objectives. That is leadership--properly identifying who those people are. If you embrace this philosophy, it becomes the essential element of good leadership provided you do one more thing: Listen to your people!
Become an active, engaged, and interested listener. You can assure yourself and your program’s success if you create and listen to the strongest core possible. You do that by:
- Selecting the right people.
- Investing in them, improving them, and leading them with enthusiasm.
- And by listening—truly listening —to them.
—--Adapted from Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest GM
Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest GM