Wisdom of the Diamond

The Five Bases of Effective Team Leadership

by Don Levin & Tom Bartosic



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/12/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781449067328
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781449067335

About the Book

As timeless as the rules established by Abner Doubleday to govern the play of America's national past time, baseball, the five bases of effective team leadership are presented in a light hearted story with Little League baseball as the backdrop against which these lessons are illustrated and learned.

Trey Langston, a regional sales manager for a large national sales organization is struggling to lead his team of sales representatives. Rising costs and competition as well as other challenges have forced him to examine just what kind of manager and leader he has become. A devoted father and little league coach, Trey soon discovers that the answers to all of the challenges that have eluded him at the office can be discovered between the chalk lines of the little league baseball diamond as he leads his team, and he himself receives gently mentoring from a devoted fan of the game.

About the Author

Don Levin is a former Attorney at Law with over thirteen years of general practice experience, and nine years as a court appointed arbitrator. He is also a retired U.S. Army officer, with over twenty three years of commissioned service spent in a variety of command and staff positions, twelve years of which were at the General Staff level. He is also a past senior sales leader for two Fortune 200 companies.

Don earned his JD from The John Marshall Law School, his MPA from the University of Oklahoma, and a BA from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and the Defense Strategy Course, U.S. Army War College.

In his spare time, Don enjoys other forms of writing and is the author of the previously released military legal thriller The Code, the legal story Broken Code, as well as the historical fiction novel Knight's Code. His non-fiction works include the companion volumes Eight Points of the Compass and Don't Feed the Bears, as well as the life story of a Holocaust survivor, entitled The Gazebo.

Don is very active with his church where he has worked with hundreds of youth and within the community with the Boy Scouts of America, and resides with his wife Susie, in Richmond, VA. They have five children and eight grandchildren, and two dogs aptly named Barnes and Noble.

Tom Bartosic, is a former Chief Sales Officer for a Fortune 100 company and has served in Senior VP roles for American Express and General Electric companies for over sixteen years. Tom has facilitated and trained literally thousands of agents, managers, and senior leaders on the science, art and values of selling. He authored the Leadership Development program that has been used for over a decade to elevate the performance of Sales Leaders within GE Financial.

Tom served on the National Board of the Alzheimer Association and helped guide the fund raising efforts of the Memory Walk across America. In 2003 he was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award.

Tom's favorite Leadership duties involve his two children, Elizabeth and Tommy, who he loves immensely. A native of Northern Virginia, he now resides in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.