How to hit a home run in leadership

Hitting a home run in leadership is not unlike hitting a home run in baseball. Every industry has its Legacy members. Traditionalists who’ve devoted years of service to the industry. They’re often rooted in age-old customs, and they hold history in the highest regard. To change is sacrilegious.

Raise your hand if this sounds like your credit union or community bank: “The status quo is the way to go.”

Baseball is no different. It’s America’s Pastime after all, and it’s a game that’s been played in the U.S. since 1846.

In today’s game, baseball organizations are just like any other business. They have financial projections, and they set goals to get there. They face challenges from other forces, and there’s internal politics. But there are, perhaps, no challenges bigger than money.


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