I just looked at today's baseball standings. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have the best record in all of baseball. They win at home and on the road. They lead their division by 15.5 games and are the leading contender to win the World Series.
But here's the amazing thing. There is not a single Angel in the top 10 of any individual offensive category. From top to bottom in their lineup, no one player is having an outstanding year. They are in the middle of the pack in batting, pitching, and fielding -- statistically. A couple of guys are having very good years but overall, there is nothing to get excited about in looking at their numbers.
Except one -- 75-44. The best record in Major League Baseball. You see, by themselves they are average. As a TEAM, they are amazing. Isn't it interesting what can happen when people don't care about themselves as much as they do for each other? Isn't it encouraging to watch the results of a group who thinks less about individual stats and more about TEAM goals?
Since my team is out of it already (yes, another bad year for the Orioles), I'm rooting for the Angels. I like their style. I like their attitude. I love their results.
It's about TEAM! That's Leader Business.