Joe Torre was formally inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on July 27, 2014.
One of sport's most popular personalities and arguably the most successful manager in the history of professional baseball, Joe Torre is an icon of determination, dedication and passion.
Joe is Major League Baseball’s Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations, a position he’s held since February 2011. In this capacity, he oversees areas that include Major League Operations, On-Field Operations, On-Field Discipline and Umpiring. He serves as the Office of the Commissioner’s primary liaison to the general managers and field managers of the 30 Major League Clubs regarding all baseball and on-field matters. Since December 2009, he has served on the Commissioner’s Special Committee for On-Field Matters.
In 1996, Torre led sport's most storied franchise, the New York Yankees, to their first World Series win in 18 years and they continued to dominate baseball for the next decade. In 2008, Torre joined the Los Angeles Dodgers and led them to the division title, giving the club their first playoff series win in 20 years. Drawing from his incredible success on and off the field, Torre now shares his leadership wisdom to help other managers achieve amazing results. Steadiness, optimism, serenity. Absolute loyalty and mutual respect. Torre provides exceptional insight and practical examples on how to understand people and work with their individual differences without sacrificing the team's purpose or integrity. His message is powerful – well beyond the baseball field.
Torre takes audiences inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office in a revelatory presentation that reveals what it really took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. Torre offers sage advice on how to keep your calm, your team’s respect, and keep winning in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles and unexpected adversity.
When Joe Torre was fired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1995, he thought his career in baseball was over. After more than three decades and 4,200 games as a player and manager, one thing had always eluded him–winning a World Series.He had all but given up his dream when the New York Yankees made him an offer to manage their 1996 club.Encouraged by his wife and others, he accepted, and so began one of the greatest seasons in the fabled history of the New York Yankee franchise and one of the most inspiring, heartwarming stories in all of baseball.For at the same time that Torre was overcoming the odds on the field, his family was facing much greater hardships off the field.Hear Torre speak candidly and offer insight and understanding about the challenges and struggles of personal and professional hardship, his strategies and techniques for uniquely handling each, and how it all ended in a fairy-tale moment not even the best Hollywood scriptwriter could imagine.
With four World Series Championships under his belt in five years, who better to give advice on managing than one of the most beloved and successful managers in baseball, Joe Torre. With entertaining stories from his experiences with the teams he has managed, he reveals the twelve keys to his successful management philosophy that are directly applicable to business and to life, from how to handle tough bosses to earning the trust and respect of your team players. Audiences will be enriched by Torre’s practical examples of his successes and failures with the sport’s elite as well as the application of his “12 keys to managing” that will lead listeners to attempt to modify communications with problem team members, motivate their players, or change their approach to a “bad” boss.