Are you familiar with the Catcher Hypothesis?
Would you believe it has nothing to do with baseball, but is actually a term used in business schools when talking about developing and looking for leadership skills in employees?!
We came across an interesting – but lengthy – article about The Catcher Hypothesis in the Harvard Business Review. The jest is that being a catcher in baseball has somehow proven to develop leaders, and organizations should try to replicate that role in the business world. In fact, the article (written in 2009) gives the example that 12 out of 30 baseball managers are ex-catchers – is it coincidence? The chances are less that 1 in 1,000, so probably not.
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