We are continuing our series examining what we can learn from strategies utilized by winning teams like the Red Sox. Yesterday we started to talk about making decisions.
A good manager, whether on the field or in the office, must have the ability to look at the big picture, draw upon prior experience in similar situations, and make effective and rapid decisions. Just as a single decision might cause the championship team to lose the World Series, similar decisions in your office might cause you to lose significant time, money, growth, and forward momentum.
This is where maturity, focus and time spent regularly consulting with your own coaches can produce significant advantages. With each passing year your effectiveness should and can improve. Have you noticed that the managers and coaches that are the most valued have usually been around the game for many, many years? You too, can become one of these great managers. All you need is a great coach.