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Leadership lessons from a ‘Top Gun’

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Flying with the Blue Angels means hurtling through the air from all angles at 500 miles per hour in formations where your plane’s wingtips can come within 18 inches of your wingman’s jet.So it’s safe to say John Foley has plenty of credibility when it comes to speaking about the importance of trust, leadership, and a commitment to excellence in the work environment.The former Blue Angel will relate his experiences as a Navy pilot, a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an entrepreneur during a keynote address Sunday at the CUNA Tech/OpSS Council Conference in Orlando, Fla.Foley, who flew in the movie “Top Gun,” believes sustained excellence requires not only a commitment to constant improvement but also a methodology that’s repeatable, transferable, and effective. continue reading »last_img read more

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Urias, Thompson among Dodgers highlights in win over Rockies

first_img• Thompson and Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado discuss growing up together and how they’re just like brothers.• Video interviews with Thompson and Urias.• Down on the farm, pitching prospect Jose DeLeon shined after more than two months on the disabled list.• Tonight’s game: Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda (5-3, 2.84) vs. Rockies’ Chris Rusin (1-4, 4.62 ERA), 7:10 p.m., Dodger Stadium.• Covering tonight’s game: Writers J.P. Hoornstra and Bill Plunkett and photographer John McCoy. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Tuesday night featured a hard-fought 4-3 win by the Dodgers over the Colorado Rockies at Chavez Ravine.Among the highlights:• Rookie pitcher Julio Urias making his Dodger Stadium debut and Trayce Thompson hitting a winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, • Outfielder Joc Pederson talking about a childhood game helping jumpstart his swing.last_img read more

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Whicker: The Fall could be the season for seasoned 22-year-old Julio Urias

first_imgAt the moment, what Urias is doing is one of those to-be-continued storylines. He is effectively the left-handed bullpen enforcer, but not a specialist. In eight of his past 11 appearances, Urias faced nine or more hitters.For those of you who are wondering how the Dodgers’ bullpen will function this fall, which is to say most of you, Urias is likely to follow the pattern set by Cleveland’s Andrew Miller in 2016, Houston’s Charlie Morton, Brad Peacock and Lance McCullers in 2017, and Boston’s Nate Eovaldi last year. He will not be looking over his shoulder. He will be expected to make it through the whole lineup, at least once.“I would say Julio has handled everything we’ve thrown at him with flying colors,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “It would be easier if we could get him more consistent appearances, but he’s done a great job of not letting it affect him.”But the postseason workload will be something new. Urias has not pitched with fewer than two days’ rest all season.He worked Sunday, his first appearance since July 30, and July 30 was his first appearance since July 23. He has an excellent 1.085 WHIP  (walks and hits, per innings pitched) and has struck out 65 in 62 ⅔ innings. Ever since they signed him, the Dodgers have treated him like the final bar of soap on a desert island, which is appropriate for such a talented kid who already has had labrum surgery. But this might be the year when the Dodgers uncover his card.“And we still project him to be in the starting rotation next year,” Roberts said. “This could be a jumping off point.”There might not be clear answers in the Dodgers bullpen but there certainly are possibilities. Kenta Maeda could be the fourth starter and so could  Rich Hill, provided he’s healthy. But Hill said Monday he’s game for relieving, and he’s notoriously good when he tours the lineup for the first time.Conceivably, Gonsolin and fellow rookie Dustin May are candidates, too. Mix in Joe Kelly and Pedro Baez and the only question, really, is Kenley Jansen, which is not a question we thought we’d be asking.If the Dodgers thought they were out of solutions, they would have emptied the bucket to get the Pirates’ Felipe Vazquez last week, even though they haven’t won annual division titles or earned 17-game leads by doing that.Urias will be in the midst of whatever they decide.“It can be a little bit hard,” Urias said. “You don’t always know how many innings you’re going to throw. But I’ve been able to adjust to it. You know October is going to be the hardest month if we are able to make the playoffs.”Urias was 19 years old when he made the Dodgers varsity, three years after he signed. Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Joc Pederson were in the lineup that night in New York, and so were Chase Utley, Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick. The relievers were Joe Blanton, Louis Coleman, J.P. Howell, Pedro Baez and Chris Hatcher.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire So he’s been here for a while, and yet he’s been largely holstered.“Patience has been a very important point for me,” Urias said. “I relied on it coming up through the minors. As long as I’m patient and healthy, I’m able to get into the situations I need to be in. I’m proud and happy that I’ve had that patience and I have this opportunity.”And what about starting?“I have been watching the way our starters work,” Urias said. “I was in that role in 2016 when I came up, so it’s not something I’m not accustomed to. I feel as long as I’m healthy, I can do anything.”After all, he’s not getting any younger, even though everyone else is. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season LOS ANGELES — Tony Gonsolin and Matt Beaty have two things in common. Both are Dodger rookies who are older than Julio Urias.Josh Sborz and Brock Stewart shared the same thing. So did Alex Verdugo, Max Muncy, Rocky Gale, Caleb Ferguson, Dennis Santana and you get the idea.Urias has been with the Dodgers since 2016, yet he is just 22 years old. He finds this more amusing than the National League will someday. He smiled when someone asked him Monday if he felt like a kid or a veteran.“I feel more so a young player, but the way the rest of the team treats me, it makes me feel comfortable,” Urias said, through an interpreter. “I wouldn’t say I’m a veteran, but I think I know what I’m doing now.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

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NBA trade rumors: Lakers, Knicks among teams expected to pursue Marcus Morris

first_img Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Star is ‘more open’ to signing with Lakers Marcus Morris appears like he’ll have multiple options this summer.The Lakers, Knicks, Bulls, Clippers and Kings are all expected to pursue the 29-year-old forward in free agency, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. NBA free agency rumors: Kings ‘prioritizing’ signing a center Knicks free agency rumors: New York betting favorite to sign Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Morris is also “open minded” about potentially returning to the Celtics, the report says.Morris averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 37.5% from 3-point range last season for Boston. He was traded from the Pistons to the Celtics in July 2017. Related News “Obviously I love being here in Boston,” Morris said last month, via MassLive.com. “I’ve enjoyed it a lot and hopefully I stay here. It’s a great organization, nothing but great for me being able to play on that stage. I’ve enjoyed my time.”The Celtics entered the season as the favorites to win the East. But, they finished with a 49-33 record and fell to the Bucks in five games in the conference semifinals.“I felt as though we owed Boston to be better,” Morris said. “They stayed with us through this tough year, and I just felt like we owed them to be better. Me personally, I prepared like no other last year to have a good season to help my team. For us to not be able to make that step, I think that’s what hurts the most.”Morris has also played for the Suns and Rockets over his eight-year career. The Lakers and Knicks, meanwhile, are both reportedly planning to try to add superstars this offseason. New York has been linked to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who has also become “more open” to signing with Los Angeles, according to an earlier report from ESPN.The Kings are “prioritizing a center in the free-agent marketplace,” according to The Athletic.last_img read more

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