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C-10 Podcast: Steve Physioc, Ep. 9

On this week’s episode, we chat with Royals broadcaster — and Kansas City native — Steve Physioc about broadcasting for his hometown team, how he got into broadcasting, leadership lessons he’s learned from great managers and coaches such as Sparky Anderson and John Wooden, and what’s his perfect “Super Soul Sunday.” This interview was recorded in February 2020 at The Otten on Main in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors.   … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Gene Watson, Ep. 8

  This week we sit down during a break at our sixth annual baseball camp at the Jewish Community Center with Gene Watson, the Kansas City Royals’ Director of Pro Scouting. Gene, who joined the Royals in 2006, takes a swing at our “7 Questions” before talking about what he’s learned about leadership from Dayton Moore, how the most pivotal trade for the Royals’ 2014 and ’15 postseason runs came to be, and the importance … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Kathy Nelson, Ep. 7

  This week we’re joined by Kathy Nelson, who is perhaps the most influential person in the overall landscape of sports in Kansas City. Kathy spent several years in the media with Fox4 and Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports, before joining the Kansas City Sports Commission in August of 2010 as the Director of Win for KC. She became the Sports Commission’s President/CEO in November of 2011. Kathy’s involved with countless boards throughout the city and … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jeff Chadiha, Ep. 6

  This week we talk with Jeff Chadiha from the NFL Network. We talk about the racial issues facing this country, Colin Kaepernick, leadership needed right now and the importance of mentoring during a time like this.   Chadiha, who’s on our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership curriculum committee, joined NFL Media in August 2015. He previously worked for ESPN, frequently contributing to ESPN.com on the NFL. Prior to working for ESPN, he worked for Sports … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Sly James, Ep. 5

Sly James was sworn in as the 56th mayor in Kansas City, Missouri, history in 2011, and he served two terms, leaving in 2019. Sly’s life has always led to service of others, an attitude instilled in him by his parents. Sly served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, came back to Kansas City to study law, and then was a successful attorney before becoming mayor. This episode was recorded on Zoom in early … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Matheny, Ep. 4

In this episode, we’re joined by Royals manager Mike Matheny, plus guest co-host, Max Utsler. Matheny, who became the Royals manager last offseason, is a student of people and leadership. So we go in depth on everything from the importance being a mentor and having mentors around you, following a Hall of Fame manager in St. Louis, and important lessons he’s been passing along to the Royals players during the pandemic. For more information about … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Rob Riggle, Ep. 3

  Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, an old friend and classmate of CYITML Director Matt Fulks, recorded a Zoom session with our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors. As one would expect, Rob had us laughing for much of that interview. What might be surprising to those who know about Rob through only TV and movies, he is a deep thinker. The result is an engaging interview about leadership and mentoring, including some lessons … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Shawnie Nix, Ep. 2

  One goal for the C-10 podcast is to highlight and honor mentors and committee members with our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. In this episode, recorded in front of our students and mentors at the KCMO police headquarters, we talk with committee member Shawnie Nix, who’s a police officer in Kansas City, Mo.     If you have any suggested guests, topics or general comments, please let us know. You can email us at … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore

  Welcome to the C-10 Podcast, where we talk with various community-minded individuals about leadership and mentoring. There’s no better way to start this podcast series than with “C” You In The Major Leagues Founder and Royals General Manager Dayton Moore. In our maiden voyage, Dayton and Matt Fulks sit down outside to discuss Dayton’s vision for the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program, his leadership philosophy, the importance of mentoring…and Dayton takes on the “7 … Read more

CARE: Scott Shannon

Our “C” word for November is CARE. In the CYITML definition, a leader who exhibits CARE: Puts others first; evaluates everyone honestly; understands everyone’s impact. It’s been a long time since we’ve posted to this blog. In fact, much of what you’re about to read was one of the last things we posted a year ago. See, because of both the timing (early November) and our “C” word (CARE), this is a chance to re-post … Read more

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: Bob Fescoe

  Name: Bob Fescoe Occupation: Host of “Fescoe in the Morning” on 610 Sports Radio You’ve been a “C” You In The Major Leagues supporter since, at least our inaugural “Wiffle Ball at the Hollow” in 2017 (and now you’re on the committee for the 2019 Crown Town Wiffle Weekend). What made you want to get involved initially? Bob Fescoe: I think the thought of playing Wiffle ball was cool but to see how we can … Read more

CARE: Scott Shannon

Our “C” word for November is CARE. In the CYITML definition, a leader who exhibits CARE: Puts others first; evaluates everyone honestly; understands everyone’s impact. Because of both the timing (early November) and the subject matter (CARE), this is a chance to re-post an article about a former college pitcher and close friend, Scott Shannon. You’re likely in the 98 percent of people reading this who’ve never heard of Scott and, possibly not even Lipscomb University. … Read more

COMPETITOR: Mike Moustakas

This month’s “C” word is COMPETITOR, which, in the “C” You In The Major Leagues vernacular includes someone that has the desire and ability to compete; high expectations; is tough-minded; and brings the best out of teammates. When thinking about that definition in regards to baseball, many players and instances come to mind. One of the most fitting for the Royals in recent years is former infielder and fan favorite, Mike Moustakas. One of the … Read more

COMPETITOR: Dayton on Competing

This month’s “C” word is COMPETITOR, which, in the “C” You In The Major Leagues’ lingo, means someone that has the desire and ability to compete; high expectations; is tough-minded; and brings the best out of teammates. During his regular Friday morning chat with Bob Fescoe on 610 Sports Radio, our Founder and Executive Director Dayton Moore took the definition a step further. Competing — the desire to compete — is perhaps the most important … Read more

COMPETITOR: Tom Watson

This month’s “C” word is COMPETITOR. In the CYITML definition, COMPETITOR is someone with a desire and ability to compete; high expectations; tough-minded, or an ability to overcome; and brings the best out of teammates. This week, though, we’re leaving team sports to focus on an individual who has embodied COMPETITOR throughout his career: Tom Watson, who led last weekend’s Senior British Open on Saturday. The following is an article that was previously written for … Read more

CONFIDENCE: Kelvin Herrera

Our “C” word this month is CONFIDENCE. The word can mean many things, but it boils down to this in the CYITML definition: Accepts constructive criticism; will try something new; positive attitude; views self as a winner. Keeping in mind the idea of trying something new, consider going to a new country for work, having never visited that country, and not knowing how to speak the language. In the game of baseball, so many Latin … Read more

CONFIDENCE: Leo and the Bird

Our “C” word this month is CONFIDENCE. That word can mean so many things, but it boils down to this in the CYITML definition: Accepts constructive criticism; will try something new; positive attitude; views self as a winner. One person who stands out from Royals’ history who exuded CONFIDENCE on the mound is Dennis Leonard. In a career that included 144 wins, a franchise-best 103 complete games and 23 shutouts (both likely will remain at … Read more

COMPREHENSION: Whit Merrifield

Life hits us with curveballs with situations that we may have never encountered before. That’s especially true at work, sometimes on a day-to-day basis. Situations that test who we are. Situations that test our reactions. One particular Royal was tested in a way he probably hadn’t experienced for a few years. This month’s “C” word is COMPREHENSION, which, in the “C” You In The Major Leagues vernacular includes someone who applies instruction, has a strong … Read more