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Read This: “Management Lessons From Major League Baseball” April 27, 2012

Posted by Tim Rodgers in baseball, Management & leadership.
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Here’s another example of how sports, specifically Major League Baseball, provides insights to effective management (from Julie Moreland on the Fast Company site):


“1. Job fit matters as much as ability.” Possibly more so. Smart and resourceful managers know how to put the right person in the right job (see Looking for the Square Hole).

“2. A common sense of purpose is more valuable than a massive payroll.” If employees are treated as mercenaries and interchangeable parts, they won’t put in the extra effort and long hours that accompany a shared and inspirational vision.

“3. Effective leadership requires striking a balance between micro-managing and passivity.” Finding and maintaining that balance is one of the toughest challenges for a manager, who must be attentive and responsible for the performance of the team while giving the team opportunities to learn from their mistakes and exceed expectations.



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