By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help you better engage others to follow your direction. Reading time: 3:45
I was 10 years old. My dad took me to see an historic baseball game at Yankee Stadium. And I learned something that had nothing to do with the game that day about leadership that still sticks with me. Call it a gut feeling, a gut feeling that could be helpful to you even today in engaging your staff in a new project or initiative.
The New York Yankees were hosting Ted Williams and the Boston Red Sox. This is the same Ted Williams, who in 1941 became the last professional baseball player to hit over .400 in a single season, a record so remarkable that it still stands today 71 years later!
Ted Williams would retire later that season. In the summer of 1960, the famed No. 9 slugger was playing one of his last games. History in the making.
And adding still more luster to this baseball dream day: Mickey Mantle, the home-running hitting star of the New York Yankees.
This was truly a historic game for any baseball fan, a chance to see two super star sluggers.
And yet I was only interested in one person that Saturday afternoon. And he wasn’t even on the playing field. But he did have a uniform. And he had great game-day chatter. “Get your Red Hots here .” Yep, The hot dog vendor. Continue reading