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Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership Paperback – May 2, 2014
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Joe Maddon, Manager, Tampa Bay Rays: If you want to learn how to lead your team and inspire your employees to give that extra effort each day, I would recommend reading Lead Me Out to the Ballgame. Howard and Rebecca have done a great job illustrating the leadership roles within Major League Baseball teams and how their strategies can be used to lead organizations outside of the game. This is an interesting book filled with stories and strategies that can be applied from the clubhouse to the boardroom.
Don Graham, Chairman, Graham Holdings Company: Within this carefully written treatise on leadership is a joy for baseball fans--quotes from almost every major league manager (and quite a few players) on how managers work within the dugout and clubhouse. When your team picks a new leader, you'll understand the difference it makes.
John Baldoni, Chair, Leadership Development Practice, N2growth; best-selling author of Lead with Purpose and Lead Your Boss: What a concept! Authors Howard Fero and Rebecca Herman take a hard look at lessons learned by the men who play and manage baseball at the highest level. Their stories illuminate leadership lessons that those of us who don't play the game can understand and employ in our own lives. The list of interviewees is a veritable who's who of Major League Baseball and their insights will brighten your approach to leadership. Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership is a book that you will want to read cover to cover, and then put on your shelf for future reference.
Jim Duquette, Baseball Analyst, Sirius/XM Radio, Former VP, Baltimore Orioles; Former GM, New York Mets: Leadership in any walk of life is a delicate and often times difficult slope to navigate. The best leaders in professional baseball possess most or all of the 10 important characteristics that Dr. Fero and Dr. Herman outline after their extensive research and interviews. This book should be read by anyone currently leading individuals in their given profession or have the motivation and ability to lead in the future!!
Bob Melvin, Manager, Oakland A's: Leadership makes a difference whether you are a little league coach, entrepreneur, corporate executive, or Major League Baseball manager. In Lead Me Out to the Ballgame, Professors Fero and Herman have developed a practical approach to leadership - the ten bases of leadership. Using interviews with over 100 MLB managers, coaches, and players, they use storytelling from our clubhouses to our dugouts to illustrate how these strategies are applied so that you can develop Major League Leadership. This is a must read because you will discover insights about yourself through the ways my colleagues and I lead our teams. It's a home run!
Bruce Tulgan, best-selling author of It's Okay to Be the Boss and Not Everyone Gets A Trohpy: Lead Me Out to the Ballgame is filled with insight, inspiration, and concrete best practices for any leader at any level in any organization. Especially if you like baseball, you will love this book. The book is so much fun and filled with fun stories and hard hitting advice you can really use. The authors, Professor Howard Fero and Professor Rebecca Herman, both highly respected leadership experts, have hit a grand slam with this book! Buy the book for yourself and every manager you know.
Craig Breslow, Pitcher, Boston Red Sox and Founder of the Strike 3 Foundation: In Lead Me Out to the Ballgame, Drs. Fero and Herman hit a home run in projecting the important leadership qualities of Major League coaches, managers, and executives onto the world of everyday professionals. Their novel approach to identifying and defining the core tenets of leadership resonates with even the most casual sports fan. Leadership literature is overflowing bookstore shelves, but Lead Me Out to the Ballgame stands out for its unique and creative methodology. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, or a small business owner trying to take the next step, this book is relevant to you. Its fast-paced anecdotes make the book seem more a recreational read than a resource, but the lessons and insight are invaluable. Lead Me Out to the Ballgame makes us think about leadership through a lens that is inviting, engaging, and ultimately fruitful. Congratulations Drs. Fero and Herman, you've knocked it out of the park!
A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book goes to the Strike 3 Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. Strike3Foundation.org
About the Author
Howard C. Fero, Ph.D,The Leadership Doc, is a leadership speaker, professor, consultant, and executive coach. He is a sought after speaker and has been recognized as an 'inspirational, motivational, and innovative facilitator'. Dr. Fero works with individuals and groups helping them to cultivate their leadership, identify and focus their motivation, and create high performing teams. He is the Director of Graduate Leadership Programs and an Associate Professor of Management and Leadership at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, and was recently recognized as a Business New Haven Rising Star. Dr. Fero lives with his three children and wife, interior designer, Lisa Fero, in Connecticut. He holds a Master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Baruch College, the City University of New York, and a Ph.D in Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University. For more information please go to TheLeadershipDoc.com
Rebecca L. Herman, Ph.D, is a leadership professor, transformational speaker, passionate volunteer leader, baseball blogger, and avid photographer. She loves to work with people to help them achieve their fullest potential. Dr. Herman is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development for Kaplan University's School of Business graduate programs. Prior to her academic appointment, Dr. Herman enjoyed a successful career as a leader in Human Resources for over two decades. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity with over 30 years of volunteer service and is currently serving as International Vice President on the Executive Board. Dr. Herman lives with her son in San Diego, CA. She holds a Master's degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, a Ph.D in Organization & Management from Capella University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). For more information, please visit RebeccaHermanPhD.com
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