Everyone wants success rapidly. In our culture of instant gratification, waiting simply isn’t an option for many people. Dayton Moore, general manager of the red-hot Kansas City Royals, knew that he could not transform his once failing ball club overnight…but that the key to long-term success lay in clearly communicating his vision.
Recently, I sat down with Moore to discuss the release of his new book More Than a Season: Building A Championship Culture and talk about the culture of his Royals organization, developing talent, and patiently enduring losses before winning begins. As Major League Baseball prepares for next week’s All-Star game, the fruit of Moore’s labor will be evident on the field, where four starters for the American League will wear Kansas City blue.