You’re the leader of a baseball team packed with enormous hitting talent: three to four times the hitting talent on most teams. But wait.
All’s not well in this hitting paradise.
Your hot-hitting team, fortified with eight players hitting over .313, finishes the season in last place –40 games BEHIND the winning team in your division.
That’s so far-fetched that could never happen.
No way, you say.
Just check the baseball history books.
You’ll find the ragged-pitching, hot-hitting Philadelphia Phillies in 1930 suffered through 102 lost games and finished 40 games behind the pennant- winning St. Louis Cardinals.
These Philadelphia Phillies were bat rich and pitch poor. Their hitters were blazing hot. But their pitchers were freezing cold.
The Phillies pitching staff gave up a whopping 6.7 earned runs per game and allowed more than 500 hits more than the Cardinals.
Teams teem with balance.
No wonder aligning talent throughout the organization into a well-knit, cohesive, balanced team is a key leadership skill.
To enhance your skills in aligning teams to teem with balance, consider purchasing a 280-page book that is available now on Amazon.com.
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