“How to Be a Great Leader” – Guest Bill Geivett
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Bill Geivett as they talk baseball. AND leadership. With over 28 years of experience as a player, scout and front office executive, Bill has learned a lot about leadership on and off the baseball field. During this podcast, you will hear him share his perspective on why making time for people is so important, how selfishness always breaks down trust and some great stories from some of his past leaders in MLB.
A little about Bill:
Bill Geivett has 28 years of experience in professional baseball as a player, scout, and front office executive. He has been a member of the California Angel organization, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Colorado Rockies. In 2007, he oversaw the Colorado Rockies Minor League system that featured 16 players who were originally drafted/signed/developed by Colorado. That year, the Rockies were named Organization of the Year. And in 2009, the Rockies’ Wild Card team had an Opening Day lineup made up entirely of homegrown players.
Bill has earned degrees from Sacramento City College (AA), University of California, Santa Barbara (BA) as well as a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in physical education from Azusa Pacific University. Drafted four times in the mid-’80s (Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, and California Angels), he signed with the Angels following his senior year at UCSB where he gained All-American accolades as a third-baseman. In 1991, he was inducted as a member of the UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.