I’ve long held the belief that participation in team sport helps form the foundation of teamwork, playing your position and the like that is often reflected in how we manage in the business world. I enjoyed this article on Inc. and the Wally Pip analogy.
“Giving it up for the team is something that all leaders need to do. And sometimes that means turning over the reins voluntarily so that the next person can lead. That is a measure of a leader’s legacy.”
Much like hanging up our cleats — it’s not easy to do — but the best leaders figure out how and when.
Sidebar: And I never knew that Murder’s Row was other than Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri until today — as it turns out that was the second iteration — and Pipp was indeed the lead-off hitter for the original incarnation that also included Gilhooley, Peckinpaugh, Baker, Pratt, and Bodie.