Today I couldn't help but think of when I was in school and ran on relay teams. Over the four years, I was in the 4x100 and the 4x200 and did everything from come out of the blocks to run the anchor leg.
The reason I thought of it was because of the baton passing. I didn't realize just how metaphorical it is until today. Not only is it important to be good at passing the baton but also at passing the baton. That's just as applicable to an actual race as it is for say, team presentations or handling customer service requests for that matter.