Meeting Don Mattingly
I went to an executive event at Morton’s downtown and the guest speaker was Don Mattingly. Don spoke on leadership with a slant towards being a “steward” type leader. Don stated a leaders job is to be a lighthouse and to remind the team “where we are going” he stated he rarely gives negative feedback to players as they apply their own pressure. Don stated he never criticizes his kids after a sporting event he stated this gives them to freedom to take more risks without worrying about parents getting on them after the game.
It was good listening to his story. A true leader and athlete.