Grounders by Tom Slone

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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
 

About Tom Slone

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Tom Slone is Chairman and CEO of Touchstone Communications in Southlake, Texas. He and three other executives founded Touchstone in 2002 to provide offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to the financial services industry in the U.S. and U.K. Before founding Touchstone Communications, Tom was president of consumer operations (the largest consumer operation in the world) at Associates First Capital, which included Transouth, First Family, Kentucky Finance, AHES, and consumer branches in the U.S., the U.K., Puerto Rico, Ireland, and Canada. At the time of his retirement from Associates, he was responsible for assets of $33 billion and 14,000 employees. In 2000 he was awarded the American Financial Services Association Distinguished Service Award.Tom holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is a Director of the Alumni Board and a member of the Board of Visitors. He also established the university's Tom R. Slone Scholarship. In 2005, Tom received the university's Legacy Laureate Award. In addition, Tom served on the Executive Advisory Board of the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the University of North Texas.Tom is a long-time volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the past chairman of the Tarrant County, Texas BBBS agency. He recently led a fund drive that generated $1 million for a new gym at H.O.P.E. Farm (located in Fort Worth). He also led a drive to create a Pakistan Chair at the University of Texas, raising over half a million dollars for the program.Tom and his wife Frances live in Colleyville, Texas. They have four children and seven grandchildren. Tony Jeary is coach to many of the world's top CEOs and highTony Jeary is coach to many of the world's top CEOs and high achievers. His clients include the Presidents of Wal-Mart, achievers. His clients include the Presidents of Wal-Mart, Firestone, Shell, Samsung, New York Life, and the United StaFirestone, Shell, Samsung, New York Life, and the United States Senate. An advisor to many, Tony Jeary has invested his tes Senate. An advisor to many, Tony Jeary has invested his life and career in helping others discover new clarity for tlife and career in helping others discover new clarity for their vision, develop focus on direction, and create powerfulheir vision, develop focus on direction, and create powerful execution strategies that strategically impact achievement execution strategies that strategically impact achievement and results. Tony is happily married and blessed with 2 greaand results. Tony is happily married and blessed with 2 great daughters. t daughters.
 
Published October 16, 2011 by BookBaby. 162 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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