Monday, October 12, 2009

What gets you over the hump?

Doug Glanville used to be a major league baseball player; he came up with the Cubs. He's now an occasional columnist for the New York Times. His pieces are compelling, both in their realism and the quality of the writing. This one speaks of mentoring as well as of lessons learned from mangers who are jerks. Sometimes we forget that those sort of managers matter, but they do.

1 comment:

  1. The New York Times blog post reminds me about one of our earlier discussions when we talked about what motivates us to do better. Some of us mentioned that when the work is challenging or someone else thinks that we cannot accomplish the task, that actually pushes us to succeed and overcome the obstacle. This blog reminds me that even in bad situations where you can be wrongfully hurt and shot down by others, you can STILL grow. By learning from experiences like these, you don't let that person or event get the best of you or hurt you. Instead, your best may even come out as a result.