Joe Girardi lets you in for a bit
Harvard Business Review has a great interview out with Yankees skipper, Joe Girardi (props to RAB), which I encourage you to check out in its entirety. Whether you are a Girardi fan, or a Girardi hater, it is well worth the read. One of the more interesting passages from the piece, in my opinion, is the following:
Number one, you can’t panic. You can’t have a bad week and start throwing things. Your character has to be the same whether you are winning or losing. If it’s not, then you care about the winning and losing more than you do about the people. What they’re doing is hard. I tell myself every day, it’s not easy to hit, it’s not easy to pitch, they don’t have Nintendo controllers in their hands to help them guide the ball.
I also believe that you can’t say, “I understand what you’re going through.” because you can’t — you don’t have the same personality. I lost my mom when I was 19. But I would never tell someone who’s losing a parent in their teenage years, “I understand what you’re going through.” I would say, “I lost my mom when I was 19, and it was very difficult. If you want to talk to me about it, I’m here.”
Man, that’s deep. Again, nice interview by Katherine Bell.
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