Take care of the ball
The third of a three-part Sports Series
We can't help it, sports analogies are part of the American DNA of story telling.
I find it humorous when the reporter interviews the basketball coach at half time and they say basically, the same thing every time:
"We need to take better care of the ball." "We need to make our passes, get the rebound, and make our shots."
Great coaches will go beyond that, they give tangible input in context. They allow the lieutenants do the same. Then, before breaking, they ask the players themselves for feed back before driving home the over-all message.
"Git where you need to git. Take pride in every possession." -
What are you doing in your business or nonprofit to take care of it, defend it, and take pride in every activity? Are you allowing feedback? Take care of the ball!