Leading the Way


by Brandon Steiner January 07, 2015 0 Comments

The strength of a team, a business, an organization, a group of friends or a family is dependent on individuals who are willing to face adverse situations and those who relish the opportunity to guide a group with common interests.

I have been blessed, and I mean truly blessed, with the opportunity throughout my life to build relationships with the most distinguished leaders in sports and business. Over just this past month I, with the help of Steiner Sports, have engaged in in-depth tell-alls with the likes of Derek Jeter, Eli Manning, Mark Messier and even Mark Cuban, where we specifically spoke about the importance of leadership and what it takes to be successful.

Here's what I learned:

If you talk all the time, no one's going to listen.

“If you talk all the time, no one’s gonna listen to you when you say anything. You want [people] to value what’s coming our of your mouth.” - Derek Jeter

Be prepared. Do the work. Always be learning.

 

 

 

Stay loose.

“In crucial moments, when guys are nervous, you gotta do something to loosen them up. Make fun of someone a little bit, give a little tweak.” -Eli Manning

Keep your eye on the competition.

 

 

 

There are no nights off.

"You become a winner through habit, the habit of competing no matter what the stakes are. There are no nights off. Losing is not accepted." -Mark Messier

 




Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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