I love watching the Little League World Series. What a great picture of what sports is all about. A few leadership lessons and observations I've noticed from the Little Leaguers:
1. It's not just about the destination, but also the journey in getting there. These 12 and 13 year olds have fun in every game, regardless of where and when.
2. It's about the team, and not individual players. No one player is bigger or more important than the team.
3. There is complete trust in the coach as the leader of the team. Seems like this should be a no-brainer, but not the case anymore, whether a CEO, head coach, or project manager.
4. Every player still wants to learn- there is a hunger to constantly get better.
5. Sportsmanship is not just a requirement, it is an identity. These kids are competitive, but understand the legacy and responsibility of being good sportsmen. Now if we can just keep the parents in line in the stands!