What we can learn from Derek Jeter
October 15, 2012 2 Comments
I am not sure how many people stayed up on Saturday night to watch all 12 innings of the first game in the Yankees/Tigers ALCS, but if you did then you would have witnessed one of sports great leaders Derek Jeter go down with a broken ankle trying to make a routine play.
Many times when people speak about leadership they talk more about the immeasurable attributes that the person brings then they do the obvious talents. Jeter a talent with the bat and in the field was more revered for his never quit, positive attitude. When he was injured in New York the hush made from Yankee fans was a deafening silence. The announcer discussed the lose of such leadership while New York failed to score any runs on Sunday night and fell behind 2-0 in the series.
So the question raised is Derek Jeters leadership effective or not. Should a true leader be best when they develop a group to be as effective without them or are they such a vital key that without them the team is in serious trouble. Here are some articles to read on the subject as we will look to discuss this more in-depth this week.
The lead change group compares Good Leadership with Effective Leadership
The Harvard Business Review looks at How effective leaders talk and listen
and HBR also offers The mark of great leadership