Grounders is the story of a group of men and boys traveling to baseball games all over the country in the summer of 2005. The journey serves as context for Tom to share 33 lessons garnered from baseball, business, and life. Together they serve as a template for mentoring boys, managing employees, and changing lives…even your own.
—Michael E. McGill, author of American Business and the Quick Fix (Henry Holt),
co-author of The Smarter Organization (Wiley), and former dean of
Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business
Tom Slone understands success. He also understands baseball, business, and the art of mentoring. Tom’s multiple areas of expertise, and his willingness to share what he has learned, make Grounders a compelling and important book.
But Tom offers us much more. He also knows how to deliver a pithy lesson and make it stick—in part by focusing on the essentials, in part by telling a good story.
In Grounders, Tom combines the inspiring and entertaining story of a grand baseball journey with 33 essential lessons that all of us (yes, even those of us who are already very successful) can apply in our lives. He also demonstrates, over and over, the life-changing power of mentoring.
—from the introduction by Tony Jeary
If you are a fan of baseball, you will love Grounders….an exhilarating and well-written book on mentoring and a lesson for all of us to learn. You will be moved by this book.
—Christa Overcash, widow of Reece Overcash, former Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of Associates First Capital