Being Honest, Genuine, Passionate and Focused, George Steinbrenner Leaves a Lasting Impression on the Yankees, New York City, and the Game of Major League Baseball
By John Schaefer – America’s Employee Recognition Expert
His business success is without question. He bought the Yankees in 1973 for a little over $8 Million and today’s, after seven World Series victories, its estimated value is over $1 Billion. His complex personality and reputation for demanding perfection is legendary.
What many people don’t know is his love for children, involvement in multiple charities and the deep, emotional bonds he had with many of the players and coaches he worked with during his life. Those personal qualities are why he was able to grow the Yankee’s dynasty while leaving a lasting legacy that may never be matched.
The ability to lead with high integrity allows people like George Steinbrenner to be harsh, demanding, relentless and driven. It’s the difference between employees following with love and respect or cowering in fear with resentment. This is a good lesson for all leaders who are growing their business in today’s economy.
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