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Leadership Mints Series Sampler: Align Your Teams To Teem

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.

No way!!

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.

What happened?

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.


That book on thinking like a leader is the first of three books in The Leadership Mints Series designed to help leaders refresh their feeling for leading with short stories (called Leadership Mints) you can grab ‘n go  like a candy mint.

The two others books focus on leading with empathy LOVING LIKE A LEADER and leading with civility SPEAKING LIKE A LEADER.


Productivity: Heart Transplants of Another Kind

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help you more productively align your staff.

                                     Can I have a pound of smoked turkey,” the customer asked?

WEIGHING IN : You treasure what you measure.

Nourish your staff with more than food at lunchtime

               Sharon, a clerk in the grocery store’s deli counter, carefully and confidently clawed a stack of turkey displayed in the glass case. She placed her catch on the scale. The blue digital numbers flashed 1.01 pounds.

            The customer was impressed with the precision the clerk demonstrated in selecting the exact amount of turkey.

          “Your accuracy must come from years of experience,” the customer said.

            Sharon smiled. “No, not really. I work most of the time in the cafe (in the grocery store) but I guess my heart is really in deli.”

            It’s 9 a.m. on Monday morning. Do you know where your heart is? The most effective leaders  I know do. They and their staffs are Continue reading