When I last blogged, I offered some thoughts on lessons we can all learn from the Royals front office.
Now, despite the recent struggles, here are some things I think we can learn from the team on the field.
#1: The players all seem to appreciate the success of their teammates. Whenever a Royals player makes a great defensive play, all the players on the field salute him by raising their caps above their heads. The lesson here is “It’s all about us, not all about me.”
#2: When they are winning, they do the little things well. When they are losing, not so much. Here are a couple of examples: When they are winning, Royal pitchers don’t walk a lot of the opponent batters. When they are winning, the Royal batters don’t strike out a lot. On the recent losing streak, they got away from this and the results speak for themselves. Concentrating on doing the small things well leads to big success.
#3: They truly seem to be excited and happy about what they do. Are you excited and happy to do whatever it is that you do? Are you enthusiastic about your job? There are things in every job that won’t be fun, but if you dislike most of what you are spending your working day doing, you need to find something else.