Drayton Mclane

Drayton McLane Jr. owns the Houston Astros, which he purchased in 1992 and operates as one of the enterprises of McLane Group. His far-flung interests grew out of a grocery business started by his grandfather, Robert McLane, in Cameron, Texas in the late 1800s. McLane, who lives in Temple when he is not in Houston overseeing the Astros operation, is a graduate of Baylor University. Drayton and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons, Drayton III and Denton. The McLanes are members of First Baptist Church of Temple, where he teaches Sunday School.

Perspective

Humility

Treat people as you want to be treated. Personally, I just don’t see any way around this. I think one of the worst things we can do is come across as arrogant. You must earn respect, and just telling people how important you are does not get you there. Sometimes we feel we need to have all the answers. I think a great key to being successful in life is to ask a lot of questions, listen intently, and hear what people are talking about.

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