Saturday, June 9, 2007

Meltdown

As a loyal Tampa Bay Rays fan, I understand what it means to be patient. But, sometimes they can be downright hard to love. This week they have blown leads of 8-1 and 8-2! Against the Blue Jays, all they had to do was close out the ninth inning, but they went through four pitchers and ended up walking in the losing run! Last night against the Marlins, they were up 8-2 when the pitcher gave up a grand slam. They ended up losing 14-8 after the bullpen took over. This is very frustrating as a fan, but I think it can teach us something as leaders. The truth still remains, you're only as good as your weakest team member. That is true in sports, business, and ministry. I have learned to take my time when adding someone to the team. Whenever there are open positions to fill, it's tempting to try to hire someone quickly. But I have found that it's better to hire the RIGHT person, than just to get someone in there. Tim Stevens has a good post on good questions to ask in interviews here.

2 comments:

Steph said...

Sorry about your Devil Rays!!!! At least they got a great draft this past week??? Right? #1 pick David something from Vanderbilt....Aren't you proud of me for knowing a little something? You shouldn't be. I cheated. He is a good friend of my nephew and they grew up playing ball together. I just happened to overhear a conversation. However, I immediately thought of you.
I'm glad to hear how well your mom is doing.

Mark Lunsford said...

I am very impressed with your Devil Ray knowledge! Even if you did cheat a little...:)