Great Leaders Know This…Posted: March 3, 2010
Communication. That’s the secret to baseball. That’s it. Thanks for reading my blog.
Dude that’s it.
Do you want more? Ok….
Why do I mention this? Major League baseball is unlike any other level. Why? Well…. pressure, money, distractions, tv, family, cities, weather, bad food, no sleep….yup that’s about it.
Note to coaches: Show players exactly what is considered success. If you think you explained it clearly then you didn’t. Take the ball, bat, glove, whatever, and show exactly what is expected. Ready for the key? Tell them, “As long as you do that, I don’t care what happens”. * Your job is to concentrate on the Process NOT the outcome.
That may seem strange, but what you are telling the player is that the focus is on doing the right thing, not the outcome.
Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves. Jackie Moore Bench Coach Rangers
Trust me on this one. I changed my batting stance more time than I can remember because I was focusing on quick fixes to get a desired outcome.
In order to be great you have to be willing to fail. If you are afraid to fail then you won’t learn and you will have regrets. The military says that if you don’t know what to do then take action.
I didn’t take action. I was afraid to fail. I learned though and will be better next time.