The C’s

C-10 Podcast: Geoff Cottrill, Ep. 61

  Our “C” word for this week is COMMITMENT. This week’s guest, Geoff Cottrill, certainly fits that. Shoot, anyone who is great in the marketing world, does a great job with Commitment. But this week you’ll hear a slightly different take on how that looks in marketing. And that’s a good thing. If fact, you may want to make sure you have pencil and paper handy for some notes (you do that every week, right?) … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Toby Cook, Ep. 60

  Our “C” word for this week is COACH. In the “C” You In The Major Leagues vernacular, a COACH understands the game, so to speak, is an independent thinker, a good self evaluator, and offers enthusiasm. This week’s guest certainly fits that. Shoot, anyone who does a good job in public relations, helps personify that definition of COACH. If you’re a Kansas Citian, you likely recognize the name Toby Cook. He spent more than … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Sweeney, Ep. 59

  As you may know, the C-10 name of this podcast comes from the name of our leadership and mentoring program for high school students: C-10 Mentoring & Leadership. And that comes from the “C” part of “C” You In The Major Leagues. In short, at the backbone of what we do are 10 leadership traits that start with the letter “C”: Care, Character, Coach, Commitment, Comprehension, Composure, Concentration, Competitor, Confidence and Courage. When Royals … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Andrea Kremer, Ep. 53

  This is a special week as we’re joined by two-time Emmy Award winner and Peabody Award winner, Andrea Kremer. To make it even more special, this episode, which was recorded during a session with our C-10 students and mentors, includes questions from a few of our students. In 2017, Kremer was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2018 she received the Pete Rozelle Radio-TV award from the Pro Football Hall … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Steve Minnis, Ep. 28

  This is a special episode for a couple of different reasons. One, our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program Committee Chair Max Utsler is co-hosting and two, because our guest is Steve Minnis, the president of one of our C-10 Leaders Scholarship partner schools. Minnis became the president of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, in October 2004. Before that, he had a long legal career in the Johnson County prosecutor’s office and with Sprint.  This … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Diane O’Byrne, Ep. 25

  This week’s episode features Diane O’Byrne, one of our C-10 Curriculum Committee members and the founder and Managing Partner of Competitive Resources, a Kansas City based sales coaching company. Although her background is in media and advertising, Diane’s client list is varied from international companies such as Black and Veatch to a local automotive dealer. The sales skillset she coaches can be applied across any industry. In addition to sales coaching, Diane has served … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matt Marasco, Ep. 22

  After recording the initial episode of the C-10 Podcast with CYITML founder Dayton Moore, he said, “Marasco is someone you need to get on this podcast.” As you’ll hear in this episode, Dayton was right. Marasco, the Royals’ Director of Leadership Development, shares a lot of wisdom about the overall subject of leadership and the differences in leadership styles between players such as Alex Gordon and Whit Merrifield…and how that can apply to anyone … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ron Fredman, Ep. 21

  The beauty of this podcast focusing on leadership and mentoring is that when a company sponsors the podcast, it’s not a shameless plug to interview one of that company’s leaders. As we kick off October, this month’s presenting sponsor is Stepp & Rothwell, Inc., and we’re chatting with the company’s Director of Client Relations, Ron Fredman. Ron joined Stepp & Rothwell earlier this year, after a varied career in leadership and fundraising. He’s been … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ed Enyeart, Ep. 20

  Today’s guest is somewhat of a unicorn in today’s business world — someone who has been with the same company for more than 25 years…basically since college. We’re excited to be joined by one of our Crown Town Challenge committee members and someone who’s active with various nonprofits around Kansas City, the Senior Vice President of Finance at Cerner, Ed Enyeart.   After opening with “7 Questions,” we talk with Ed about his leadership journey, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Christina Lively, Ep. 17

    As you talk with people who work for or with Christina Lively, or you just spend a few minutes with her, it’s obvious that she’s a leader with confidence who cares about the people around her. Christina has held various positions over the last few years with CommunityAmerica Credit Union, H&R Block and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). Early in the pandemic, she made the difficult decision to … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Max Utsler, Ep. 16

  He’s been a guest co-host on other C-10 episodes but today you get to hear another side of our C-10 Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. Max Utsler. Dr. Utsler was instrumental in getting the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program planned and launched before the 2018-19 school year. And, lucky for us, he was about a year from retiring as a long-time journalism professor at the University of Kansas. Earlier this summer, Utsler received broadcast journalism … 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. 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