These pages reveal that a special kind of leadership, deployed at all levels, made the difference. Enjoy Bochy Ball.
Chris Berman, Sportscasting Legend
I was struck at how similar Bruce Bochy’s work managing the storied San Francisco Giants is to a film director.
He operates in the foreground by staying in the background, he listens more than he talks, he never draws out a great performance but makes the conditions possible for one to emerge. He puts the necessary puzzle pieces together but the success belongs to the team alone.
Francis Ford Coppola
I love baseball…
I love the San Francisco Giants. I love Bruce Bochy and I love this book!
American singer, songwriter, actor
“If you want to build a celebrated culture and a strong, enduring brand, read Bochy Ball.”
President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
A business book on a baseball franchise—an inspiring tale of the remarkable results possible when a team chooses service over self-interest and plays for something larger than themselves.
If you’re a CEO who believes that success is built on great leadership, dive into this entertaining and actionable case study. What the San Francisco Giants have accomplished, from the front office to the field, is truly extraordinary.
President and CEO, Dignity Health
The Freibergs put the emphasis right where it should be—on how they make “ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE” a driving force people are passionate about; not empty spin.
This practical and entertaining book is not only for coaches, athletes and sports fanatics, but also for business leaders who aspire to bring a whole new level of positive energy to their organization and create deeper bonds within the team and within the community. Walk into the clubhouse and learn!
Chairman and CEO, DaVita Inc.
This book is so good that even a Los Angeles Dodgers fan will love it.
Bruce Bochy’s three World Series rings give him insight and credibility that few leaders possess. In BOCHY BALL, you’ll learn how to apply his wisdom – a maniacal drive to win coupled with a deep sense of humility and community – well beyond the baseball diamond.
Daniel H. Pink
author, WHEN and To Sell is Human
If you believe that character counts, culture matters and team chemistry is one of the great differentiators, don’t miss this book!
I’m a raving fan of Bruce Bochy and the Giants organization is world-class. Since he took over in San Francisco, he’s been able to show us the lessons about winning and losing in a way that is helpful to anyone, no matter what kind of enterprise you lead.
co-author, The New One Minute Manager
The Freibergs have captured the spirit and strategy of a remarkable organization.
President & CEO, National Restaurant Association
There is only one Bruce Bochy! He just might be the most respected manager in the game—ever.
Players come and go but they all love playing for him.Three different teams, three World Championships. Bruce is the link and in this detailed account of great leadership, Kevin and Jackie Freiberg show you why.
Hall of Famer Bobby Cox
former manager, World Champion Atlanta Braves
Kevin and Jackie Freiberg give great insight into a classic baseball man who sets a powerful example for all those who aspire to lead.
With unflappability and quiet confidence, Bruce created a culture in San Francisco that consistently allowed his teams to rise to the occasion when it counted most.
Hall of Famer Joe Torre
Four-Time World Champion Manager of the New York Yankees and Chief Baseball Officer of Major League Baseball
Bochy Ball provides all of us a championship learning experience that translates wherever competitive challenges exist!
Long before Bruce managed three World Series Championships, his peers recognized that he belonged in the conversation with MLB’s greatest managers ever! Those titles keep adding to his credentials.
Hall of Famer Tony La Russa
Three-time World Champion,
Chief Baseball Officer, Arizona Diamondbacks
Chemistry is one of the hardest things to get right, but the San Francisco Giants and Bruce Bochy obviously cracked the code.
In a game that is increasingly driven by analytics, the Giants haven’t forgotten that players are real people, not robots or statistics on a spreadsheet. Using Bochy’s no-BS approach, Kevin and Jackie Freiberg show you how to find your own “championship blood” and inspire it in others..
Hall of Famer Goose Gossage
World Series Champion
Bochy Ball is a blueprint for all organizations that understand team chemistry is essential to their success.
CEO, Vail Resorts, Inc.
For the way he works with players and for his World Series titles, Boch will be elected to the Hall of Fame in the years to come, as arguably the greatest manager of his era.
Sports columnist for ESPN: The Magazine, and author, The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty
Bochy Ball will give you the formula for creating a winning team.
Cutler Dawson, President & CEO, Navy Federal Credit Union
Bochy Ball captures what it takes to create exceptional circumstances in baseball and in business. Read this relevant and entertaining book and you will capture it too!
President & CEO, J.R. Simplot Company
“A priceless dialogue with arguably one of the most successful managers in the history of the game. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, you will too!”
Bochy Ball should be read by every would-be, emerging, and contemporary leader, and it would be a shame if it ends up only in the hands of sports enthusiasts.
author, The Leadership Challenge
This book is more than just a baseball book about a celebrity sports personality. It broadens the San Francisco Giants experience to a more fundamental issue—what great leadership looks like.
author, Triggers, MOJO and Lifestorming
This delightful and insightful book is proof that you can preserve your humanity and humility and win. Most of us have trouble maintaining our humanity and humility when nobody, including our boss, is really watching…an endearing counter cultural surprise.
author, Stewardship, An Other Kingdom and The Empowered Manager
Bochy Ball provides a lively and penetrating analysis of how great leaders think and what they do. The Freibergs give you a behind the scenes look at how you, too, can be a “Giant” in your field.
President and CEO, Sharp HealthCare
“Bochy Ball is a testament to those who believe that people give their best when you trust them and give them ownership for the outcome you’re trying to achieve.”
CEO, Whole Foods Market
The Freibergs give you an exclusive look inside the mind of a fearless competitor and a master at putting players in positions to be their best when their best is needed.
Rick Sutcliffe Cy Young and Roberto Clemente Award winner, ESPN broadcaster
My best coaches brought confidence and focus to my mission–you need both to throw yourself down a mountain at 80 mph! Bochy exemplifies this kind of leadership. You can too with this book.
Three-time Olympian and World Champion
If you want to go behind the scenes and see what a world-class manager does to connect with, inspire and challenge people to give it their all, this book is a goldmine of concrete examples and actionable suggestions.
Trevor Hoffman One of the best closers in the game
Everyone can learn something from a world-class coach at the top of his game. Bruce Bochy gives practical and actionable
advice for anyone leading a team or needing to get things done through people.
David Perkins Founder, High West Distillery
“We have the greatest fans in the greatest city. Bochy’s guys appreciate this because he has challenged them to play for something bigger than just themselves.”
Hall of Famer Willie Mays
World Series Champion
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