- The moments in and around the game that are bigger than the game itself.
- The speeches to teammates and fans that are larger even than the game itself.
- The moments when sports is used as a platform for bigger social conversations.
- The thrilling moments from your childhood that you never forget.
- The tender moments among teammates.
It’s why we watch. It’s why we play. It’s the stuff that rises up out of sports and settles down into us.
This week, we bring you a terrific clip from a conversation between Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox and CC Sabathia, formerly of the New York Yankees, from Ryan Ruocco and CC Sabathia’s R2C2 Uninterrupted Podcast.
Anderson and Sabathia are talking about leading by changing the culture in baseball clubhouses by being real, being authentic, and allowing young players to just be themselves: “When you’re yourself, I get the best you.”
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That’s inclusive leadership.
That’s leadership, period.
Photo Credit: Associated Press
For more on Tim Anderson, check out: “Let the Kids Play!” Except Him. He’s Suspended: MLB’s suspension of Tim Anderson shows baseball still just doesn’t get it, on multiple levels.