John Wagle debriefs his last days serving as the Kansas City Royals’ Director-Performance Science/Player Development.
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“We want to be able to sustain excellence and in order to do that you have to move very precisely,” says John Wagle.
“It’s more so about connecting with people at the right time, having the right information, listening first, serving their needs, and then nudging towards whatever the process needs to look like.”
Wagle, who has just left his role as the Kansas City Royals’ Director-Performance Science/Player Development, reflected on his four years working in the clubhouse in the latest edition of the Leaders Performance Podcast.
Also on the conversational agenda were:
Knowing when to listen and when to implement change [4:30];
Learning how to learn – then learning how to lead [10:30];
The challenge of integrating technology in player development [16:45];
Why John says that players challenge him on a regular basis [21:00].