Terrence Jon “Terry” Francona (born April 22, 1959), nicknamed “Tito”, is the manager of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball Team.
In 2004, Francona was hired by the Boston Red Sox and took them to their first World Series Championship win in 86 years erasing the Bambino curse. He took them to another World Series win in 2007 and continued to manage the team until the end of the 2011 season.
In 2013, Francona was hired as the manager for the Cleveland Indians. That year, the Indians won 92 games before losing to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card Game. In 2016, he led the Indians to 94 wins, the American League Championship and has now earned a berth in the 2016 World Series. If the Indians go on and take the title it would erase a 68 year drought.
Obviously, something in Terry’s DNA gives him the ability to get the best out of his players in addition to having them see something that they haven’t been able to see prior to him arriving. The Cleveland Indians simply see themselves as potential World Champions.
A Coaches strength is to see in others what they are not capable of seeing in themselves. When you are able to project your high beliefs of what you see in others to them, and when they see what you see that’s when they become champions.
Simply spoken, when you see the best in people, the best comes out. Start today in seeing the best in yourself, your organization, your team, your clients, your family and you just may be amazed on what happens.