If you follow me on social media it will come as no surprise that I’m a longtime Chicago Cubs fan. I lived in Phoenix until I was almost twelve and back then Arizona didn’t have a MLB team–so I grew up watching the CUBS on WGN. Then I moved to central Illinois where you were either a Cubs fan or a Cardinals fan. My loyalty remained with the Cubs and the rest is history.
Last Wednesday’s epic World Series win over Cleveland was so liberating for diehard fans who have literally waited a lifetime to see their beloved Cubbies hoist that trophy! Chicago will no longer be labeled as “Lovable Losers” and ridiculed for never winning it all.
It’s not only remarkable that the Cubs finally won the big one–but how they won–and it all began five years ago when GM Theo Epstein took the helm. Implement a plan to rebuild? Done. Change the culture? Done. Rebrand? Done. Cast a clear vision for winning? Done. You get the idea.
Whether you are a Chicago Cubs fan or not, there are some valuable leadership takeaways from last Wednesday’s GAME 7–and my good friend Chris Papazis (executive pastor of the church I lead) did an excellent job pointing them out in a recent blog post–a post so good that I am sharing it with you!
Did I mention Chris is from New York and is a diehard Yankees fan? You see, you don’t have to be a fan of the Chicago Cubs or even baseball to learn something about life from a game you may not even watch.
Enjoy. Learn. Share.
I would love to hear from you! What did you think of my friend’s blog post? Who’s your favorite baseball team? Did you watch Game 7? What was your biggest takeaway?