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Episode 5- Tom Glavine on Peak Performance

March 30, 2017 • Athletes & Coaches
Tom Glavine

A Hall of Fame pitcher, Tom Glavine etched his name in history as one of baseball’s greats as he led the Atlanta Braves to five World Series appearances in the 1990s. On this episode, Tom shares what it takes to compete at the highest level, the challenges with youth sports today, and the ingredients to build a winning team culture.

Tom Glavine

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Show Notes

  • Glavine talks about the leadership style of Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox (1:44)
  • What separates great players from everyone else (5:20)
  • The advice his Dad gave him as a kid that stuck with him (11:00)
  • Talent alone will only take you so far. (11:30)
  • How sport specialization is harming youth sports (15:07)
  • What baseball taught Glavine about failure (24:46)
  • The problem with being just results-driven (28:50)
  • The importance of having teammates who will give you honest feedback (30:20)


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