How Can You Be an ACE on Your Team?
I will give you leaders who are loyal to Me, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and skill.
Any Major League Baseball executive, manager, coach or scout will tell you that the success of their team is directly tied to having an “ACE” on their pitching staff. If you don’t have an ace, chances are it’s going to be a long year.
In my book, an “ACE” clearly understands that “people” are more important than “process.” They understand the importance of being loyal, and leading with “knowledge and skill.”
An “ACE” on the baseball field, boardroom, office or home is defined by the following…
- Attitude – Someone who is positive regardless of the circumstances around them. They choose to see the glass half full rather than half empty. They maintain a positive attitude regardless of what they are up against.
- Character – Someone who has high integrity and who is trustworthy. They are the same person no matter who is watching. They can be counted on and they honor their word.
- Enthusiasm – Someone who brings great energy and passion into their day. They love what they do and are thankful for getting to do it. They bring life to team members or others around them.
Be an A-C-E this week. Focus on your Attitude, Character and Enthusiasm and watch the impact you will have on your team, organization and those around you. Lead with knowledge and skill.
The world we live in need more “ACES.” Be worth being!
Have a great week!
Kevin Burrell has worked in professional baseball as both a player and MLB scout for the past 32 years, and currently serves on staff with the Chicago White Sox as an area scouting supervisor. Kevin was drafted in the 1st round of the 1981 free agent amateur draft (25th selection overall) by the Boston Red Sox, and played ten years of professional baseball with four different organizations. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Sharpsburg, Ga. with their two children.
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