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Building a Model Organization

On Sunday, I had an incredible time with the Kansas City Royals front office staff, managers and coaches, and of course, the players. The Royals and Growing Leaders have partnered up to offer character-based leadership training to their minor league players across the country. Three of our team members, Jeremy Slayden, Holly Moore and myself spent time with them in Surprise, Arizona — preparing them for Round Three of “Habitudes® For Athletes.” (Habitudes are images that form leadership habits and attitudes.) We have a program designed for young athletes. (See

In these 2 short videos, you will meet Dayton Moore, the General Manager for the Royals and hear his passion for building men, not just players. He is creating a culture where solid character and clear leadership perspective are built into their teams. Following Dayton, you’ll hear a story or two from Kyle Vena, who serves in player development with the Royals. You’ll be encouraged with how much this club is building a model organization for others to follow. May their tribe increase.


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Building a Model Organization