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From one manager to another …

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As the 2016 baseball season opens, excitement brews in Chicago. Could this be the year the Cubs finally break the notorious “Curse of the Billy Goat” and win their first World Series title since 1908? Fans and Vegas odds makers both like the team’s chances.

With expectations so high, manager Joe Maddon undoubtedly faces plenty of decision-making and scrutiny. How will he deal with the challenges, and how might adopting his actions improve your own workplace? Here’s a look at some of the strategies in the reigning National League Manager of the Year’s repertoire.

“Don’t ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.” With these words at his introductory press conference, Maddon set the tone for the 2015 season. His team responded by winning 97 games, compared to 73 the year before. While a media circus continuously analyzed every move, the ringmaster worked on keeping his players loose. Tactics included organizing a petting...(register to read more)

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