leadership

Don't Widen the Plate

Don't Widen the Plate

I once read a story about a retired baseball coach who spoke at a coaching convention. He had coached for decades and had retired recently, but he was the keynote speaker.

As he sauntered onto the stage the audience couldn't help but notice the full size home plate hanging from a string around his neck. It stayed there for the entire speech, but he never referenced it.


As he was closing, he finally mentioned it. He asked coaches at every level of the game, from t-ball to the major leagues, how wide home plate was.

For every single one of them, the answer was the same: 17 inches.

Podcasts I Listen To

Podcasts I Listen To

If you know anything about me, you know that I love podcasts. I’ve replaced music in my car with podcasts, and I spend a LOT of time in the car.

 

The cool thing about podcasts, is that there is literally a podcast for anything. Whatever you’re interested in, whatever you want to learn, there is a podcast for it. So for this Leadership Guide, I wanted to highlight a few of the podcasts that I’ve found impacting, in hopes that maybe you’ll find them impacting as well.

Who are your people?

Who are your people?

In our latest episode, Mackey begs the questions, who are your people? Who is the person you think of when you wake up and go to sleep; people you have a burden for?

For Mackey, his people are high school athletes and coaches. He talks about going past your wants and making great things happen for your people. 

Mackey explains how to narrow down who your people are and how to determine which people who make you greater.

Mackey ends it by sharing a way he believes will help him serve you better by rebranding the Plus One Podcast. This new audio journal will allow you to go on this journey with Mackey, learning as he learns and sharing takeaways with each other.