Teamwork and Leadership Lessons from the Little League World Series

This year, 2022, is the 75th Anniversary of the Little League World Series.  After a COVID cancellation in 2020 and the United States only competition in 2021, a full roster of 10 U.S. and 10 International Teams are competing this year.  In late August, the Little League World Series presents outstanding examples of athletic competition, drama, the exceptional talent of 11 and 12-year-old players from around the world, and sportsmanship at the highest level.  Interestingly, there are some fascinating lessons for teams and team leaders in addition to the on-the-field performances.  There’s even a good message for job seekers on effectively presenting their team accomplishments on their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and during interviews.

Do You Want to Write a Book?

Do You Want to Write a Book?

Four Questions, Four Actions, and Four Commitments

If you are a leader who has been considering writing a nonfiction book to share your expertise with others, you may want to consider the following questions, actions, and commitments as you sort through the right timing, content, publishing approach, and promotion plans.

What unique experiences and ideas do you want to share?

Because there are millions of books on Amazon, the more you can differentiate your ideas from others, the more likely you will be to gain interest and attention. Sharing your own stories and unique perspectives can make your nonfiction book more captivating. Incorporate as much of your authentic voice as you can.

Action: Take a few minutes to consider how you can craft a book idea that is different from others on your topic.

How to Grow Leaders in Your Business: 5 Simple Steps to Get Started

Are you in the business of growing leaders? Sure, it probably isn’t your main objective as a business owner. But, growing leaders isn’t a bad way to work toward achieving your company’s mission and vision. 

Growing leaders in your business is a win-win-win for your employees, your company, and you. Your employees get the experience they want and need to avoid stagnation. Your business gets an influx of passion and creativity, which can drive growth. And you? You get a dedicated employee who may be in it for the long haul (goodbye, high turnover rates). 

Growing business leaders 101: A how-to

Among other traits, leaders are knowledgeable, humble, organized, passionate, and attentive. Sound like any of your employees? 

To help your team members reach their full potential, you can:

7 Amazing Things You Should Know About the Leadership of Moses

You probably know Moses as the leader of the Israelites. However, there are seven surprising facts about his leadership you should not miss. Read further.

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Who is Moses?

Moses is a Hebrew prophet God used to free the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.

Saved by the basket from the Egyptian slaughter, he reached Pharaoh’s daughter, who took and adopted him as her son.

Growing up, Moses witnessed the struggles of his fellow Hebrews as slaves. Seeing one of them being beaten, he killed the Egyptian master. 

Feeling guilty, he fled to Midian. There, God spoke to him through a burning bush. He commissioned him to be the leader of the Israelites.

7 Amazing Things To Know About Moses’ Leadership 

He did not want to accept the call.

At first, Moses was very hesitant to carry on with God’s mission for him. Perhaps, it was a sign of humility.

Metanoia For Today’s Organizational Leader

I heard the term “metanoia” used in a sermon recently.  It means to transform in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.  The priest used the term in the context of using the Lenten season to last beyond just the 40 days of Lent.  He simplified the term to mean to change yourself on the “inside” and then your behaviors and actions to become a better person and a person more in alignment with God’s plan for what He really wants us to be.  This change is accomplished through actions on the person’s part, hard work, and real effort, not just through “wishing/hoping” to change.  Metanoia is first a change of heart that then drives a change in behaviors.  It is an external change (actions) driven by an internal change.