Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon believes in his guys to the fifth level

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Maddonisms changing the game – and history

From the skip that brought you gems like, ‘The process is fearless’ or ‘Never let the pressure exceed the pleasure,’ Maddon served up the 5 Levels of being a pro for fans like a delicious Lou Malnati’s pizza.

Junior business managers, savoring every Maddon word, took to LinkedIn comparing the corporate ladder to Maddon’s 5 Levels of being a pro. They were just figuring out what we already knew, Maddon is a genius at the management of his talent.

Coach McCreary offered the first posting of Maddon’s levels (he called them stages in 2013) on Maddon’s stages have evolved to levels of professionalism but the meaning remains the same.