BALLGAMES TO BOARDROOMS: Leadership, Business, and Life Lessons From Our Coaches We Never Knew We Needed

BALLGAMES TO BOARDROOMS: Leadership, Business, and Life Lessons From Our Coaches We Never Knew We Needed

by Taylor Scott
BALLGAMES TO BOARDROOMS: Leadership, Business, and Life Lessons From Our Coaches We Never Knew We Needed

BALLGAMES TO BOARDROOMS: Leadership, Business, and Life Lessons From Our Coaches We Never Knew We Needed

by Taylor Scott


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"Read this book for new ideas to make you a better leader." - Mark Sanborn – President, Sanborn & Associates Inc. Bestselling Author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader

"Taylor Scott has brilliantly packaged a way forward for Millennials and leaders of Millennials to not only coexist in Corporate America, but to also transform menial jobs into meaningful work. If you loved playing sports as a kid or even as an adult, but find yourself stuck in a career hamster wheel, this book is for you. Prepare to reignite the child-like faith you had back then, realizing actionable steps toward new realms of happiness and success today." - Eric Chester - Bestselling Author of On Fire At Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People Without Burning Them Out, Award Winning Keynote Speaker, and the Founder of the Center for Work Ethic Development.

The Problem: Millennials and those leading Millennials as today’s front-line employees, entry-level managers, middle managers, and even some executives, are caught in the proverbial hamster-in-a-wheel that is Corporate America. A lack of inspiration and motivation looms over people who spend their days, trudging through life as real life ‘Eyeores’. Many are okay with the sea of mediocrity that is their daily routines, but others, in fact, the majority, have a desire for more; for better days and a more enjoyable, meaningful, fulfilling, and a more productive life – at work and at home. Yet, beautiful, smart, intelligent, creative, and really great people are simply stuck, dead in their tracks.

The Millennial generation gets frustrated, fed up, and all too often they’re quick to shut down communication with peers and leaders. This prevents those very peers and leaders from seeing their full talent, potential, and beauty. Furthermore, and possibly even scarier, today’s leaders of the Millennial generation get fed up with their teams and individuals they lead. They mistake their attitudes and uncomfortable, social awkwardness for disinterest, lack of urgency and focus. So we're left with a general lack of connection and engagement among teams all throughout Corporate America. Leaders push rather than pull. They manage through fear as opposed to leading with love. They dictate orders, aiming to break people down as opposed to coaching, building them up.

In Ballgames to Boardrooms: Lessons From Our Coaches We Never Knew We Needed, Taylor Scott resurfaces what many have forgotten from those simple, yet profound lessons we learned playing sports at a younger age. Our Little League, High School, and College coaches taught us lessons, values, winning principles, and dropped pearl after pearl of wisdom we never knew we needed back then. Taylor is bringing them back to the forefront, and inspiring anyone and everyone who wants a change in their day-to-day grind. The lessons we learned playing sports when we were younger can be applied today, in the midst of our busy, frustrating, often demoralizing, and stressful corporate climb.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947256927
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Taylor's passion for leadership began at a young age, growing up in Kentucky as a Point Guard on his high school basketball team. He learned the power of influence and persuasion, which all leaders require. Even though most people are good they don't realize how good they can be. He says, "As a leader in the Hospitality Industry, author, blogger, and speaker, my passion is in Leadership Development, Teamwork, and Personal Growth based on over fifteen years leading teams in various lines of business including Resort Operations, Travel Industry Sales, Loyalty Marketing, and Vacation Ownership." Like you, Taylor's career has been up and down, filled with many peaks and valleys. Having worked through the effects of September 11th in 2001 and the economic crisis in 2008 and 2009, Taylor has stories of being hired, fired, and coached, praised, and celebrated over the years. He's learned how to navigate through the good, bad, and in between of what he calls, "Corporate Corporateness" to achieve fulfillment at work and at home. While he loves sports, hotels, resorts, and hospitality leadership, his true passion is writing, speaking, encouraging, and inspiring. Drawing on his faith in God and his personal experiences, he writes to connect with people, and reconnect them back to what makes them happy - having fun, being utilized for their special talents, achieving success, and growing into their full potential; both personally and professionally. Taylor's worked for notable brands such as Disney Parks and Resorts, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wynn⎮Encore Las Vegas, Gaylord Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Disney Vacation Club. He graduated with honors from Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, FL, earning a BS in Business Administration. Later in his career, he earned a Masters of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Taylor currently resides in beautiful Dana Point, California with his wife, Jenna.

Table of Contents

Part One - Practice

Chapter 1: Practice the Future Today Think of “Today” as Practice Annoyed Today – Expert Tomorrow Visualize Who You Want to Be

Chapter 2: Your Vision, His Vision, and What Not to Do Visualize and Reverse Engineer What Not to Do A Fast Pass Through Adversity Trust the Good Lord as Your Captain Chapter 3: Represent Your Nation Inspirations from Sports We all Belong to a Nation, Represent it Well It’s Our Job and that’s Enough

Chapter 4: Earning the Ball vs. Wanting the Ball Everybody Wants it, But Few Earn It Simply Ask how You Can Earn It Executing Game Plans = Earning It

Chapter 5: The Attraction of Winning and An Underlying Paradox While Not Everyone Wins, Everyone has a Story Is Winning Really the Attraction? “How” and “Who” for the Win!

Chapter 6: Be a Leader Among Your Peers Lead Before You’re Expected to Do So Make it All About Them The “I Think” Trap Captains Steer ‘Ships

Part Two – Listen to Coaches

Chapter 7: Demystifying the Lost Art of Listening We May Not Know Everything After All Listening is Respectful Listening is Learning Listen to Understand Listening is Loving Chapter 8: Fundamentals Matter – Win with Small, Consistent Plays Nail the Fundamentals First Do Simple Better

Chapter 9: Believe You Belong Never Think of Yourself as a Second-Class Player You’re Enough Live for an Audience of One

Chapter 10: Reveal Character – Show Your Professional Maturity The Days of Building Character are Over Undefeated – It’s About Character

Chapter 11: Keep Your Passers Passin’ and Your Shooters Shootin’ Everyone Has “a” Role in the Show

Part Three – Play (Work) Hard

Chapter 12: Hustle – Outwork, Out-play, and Out-Awesome Everyone There are No Shortcuts Play to Win Instead of Playing Not to Lose Snap to Whistle

Chapter 13: Be Around the Ball Extraordinarily Talented People are Involved in Every Play Magic Happens in the Middle

Chapter 14: MTXE – Trying vs. Doing MTXE – Mental Toughness, Extra Effort Get the Job Done Goals, Game Plans, and Tactics = Doing

Chapter 15: Conversations Make Good Company Breakthroughs with Conversation Engagement Makes the Difference that Matters Worthwhile Content Clear Expectations Chapter 16: Do the Little Things Nobody Wants to Do Never Underestimate Your Impact The Grind

Chapter 17: Fight Through It – Fourth Quarter – Finish Strong It’s Up to You Get Quiet and Visualize Desired Outcomes Life Happens in Seasons Fight Through it, Finish Strong “Pain is Temporary, Pride is Forever”

Chapter 18: Keep Your Relationships in Perspective Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing Have Faith We Know How the Story Ends (and Begins) Look at the Big Picture Part Four – Have Fun

Chapter 19: Draw Up a New Play New Plays are Purposeful Draw Up a New Play as a Leader Draw Up a New Play as a Member of the Team

Chapter 20: Learn the Game and Your Role in the Show Be a Student of the Game Learning is Fun Eliminate Unknowns Being Good Helps

Chapter 21: Let the Game Come to You The Thing About Pressure Relax and Play Know Your Strengths, Leverage Them, and Stay Within Them Trust the Process

Chapter 22: Enjoy the Ride You Get One Life on Earth so Enjoy It. Celebrate Victories, Big and Small Embrace the Beauty of Now Part Five – Unleash Compassion – Make the Extra Pass

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