Maddonisms: A Lesson in Leadership
Our friends – the Chicago Cubs – are headed to the World Series for the first time in 71 years. A solid roster, great front office – and, well quirky, renowned Manager, Joe Maddon, is to thank for that.
Joe’s well-known “Maddonisms” – or unique words of encouragement – used from spring training to playoffs are filled with simple leadership philosophies any executive or manager can easily adopt. Our favorite? “Don’t ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.” In other words, never allow the pressure of performance to supersede the fun. We can relate. I mean, our annual theme is Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.” It’s our way of light-heartedly encouraging employees to never stop working towards our lofty revenue goal – and also never forget to enjoy it. “Respect 90?” We follow that, too. Our employees give it their all every quarter, meet their Shared Success goals and don’t give up until the end is reached.
Other favorites? Hear it straight from the ‘A’ Team in the video below. How will you adapt Maddonisms into your leadership style? Don’t worry, there’s plenty to choose from. In the meantime, Go Cubs, go!
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