Since joining the Yankees in 1996, Joe Torre has quickly
reestablished the team as one of the great success stories in all
of professional sports. But Torre has not only shown his
outstanding managerial talents by leading the Yankees to two
championships in three years. He's also survived the
pressure-cooker of big-market media, established a calm, effective
working relationship with George Steinbrenner, and cultivated
clubhouse harmony on a team packed with distinct personalities.
That harmony, together with Torre's emphasis on steadiness,
optimism, serenity, mutual respect and responsibility, paved the
way for his team's record-shattering 125-win season and 1998 World
In "Joe Torre's Ground Rules for Winners," the Yankee manager
reveals the twelve keys to his phenomenally successful management
philosophy -- keys directly applicable to business and to life.
Drawing from his years of experience in the corporate microcosm
that is professional baseball. Torre shares his wisdom of the
universal concerns of managers -- handling tough bosses, dealing
with both setbacks and success, earning the trust and respect of
your team players and bringing together a diverse group of
individuals into a cohesive unit with a willingness to make the
sacrifices necessary to win. "Joe Torre's Ground Rules for Winners"
is a comprehensive guide to the management techniques that Torre
has refined, illustrating his methods with vivid, colorful stories
from his years in professional baseball.
Torre's invaluable insights will provide listeners with the
tools they need to develop a winning outlook, and to get the most
out of themselves and their colleagues, whether in sports,
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