Although characteristics found in almost any sport can be compared to business (great coaching, teamwork, cooperation, refuse-to-lose attitude, etc), business is most like baseball.
As we watch the San Francisco Giants battle it out with the Kansas City Royals for the 2014 World Series title, we are reminded that winning in baseball and succeeding in business requires talent, a good manager, great coaches, and leadership.
In baseball, the teams that generally make it to the playoffs are those that combine the best managers, coaching and player talent, opportunities, and front office leadership. In business, similar combinations result in success. Any one or even two of the aforementioned elements is not enough.
It’s the combination of all of them that spells success. Read more…