Perfection’s Dirty Little Secret

Perfection’s Dirty Little Secret

Even a Perfect Game is Imperfect To throw a perfect game in the Major Leagues is a herculean task.  There have only been 23 perfect games in the 140-year history of Major League baseball.  Yet, those pitchers will all tell you, their “perfect” game, was far from...

Want To Have Strong And Diverse Teams?

Want To Have Strong And Diverse Teams?

Don’t Forget The “Inclusion” Part! Chances are you already work with some people who think and look different than you, and have very different life experience.  In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, having a diverse workforce is becoming one of the keys to...

Diversity & Inclusion: A View from the Mound

Diversity & Inclusion: A View from the Mound

“Creating a culture where people feel safe enough to stretch and grow their strengths, helps everyone on the team be more innovative and successful. True in baseball and true in business.” Jim Mecir Sticks and Stones He was called “Pegga” by his friends on his high...

A License to Fail Leads to Positive Change

A License to Fail Leads to Positive Change

The License to Fail Every year during spring training Jim Mecir had to compete for a job in the bullpen. His managers pulled him back to the minors if he didn’t perform.  His first year with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays was different. Before spring training even started,...

LISTENING is a Super Power

LISTENING is a Super Power

"Most conversations are monologues in the presence of witnesses."   Mark Twain  Listening is a Super Power!  Another dreaded networking event.  You are talking to someone.  You see them sneaking looks around the room when they think you won’t notice (but you do).  Or,...