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Leadership - Be the Best Youth Sports Coach

Posted by Upper Hand | Dec 5, 2012 11:17:56 PM

Leadership is an interesting topic. One of my favorite things about youth sports, aside from that actual games/sporting events, is watching the athletes interact with one another and seeing the leaders step up. There are so many different forms, ways and roles of leadership but a few things that are consistent in all leaders.

  • Leaders care about people and are mindful and sensitive to the needs and emotions of others
  • Leaders, knowingly or unknowingly, are always creating and sharing value to others
  • Leaders are optimistic and realistic
    • “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” –Winston Churchill
  • Leaders are visionaries that have strong principles that guide them every day in all aspects of their lives
  • Leaders fully understand the importance of CHARACTER and realize that character is power.
  • Leaders are experts in delegation and empowerment
  • Leaders take a situation and leave it in a better place than it was when they arrived and ensure that those who follow can build upon that success and
Leaders lead with “The 4 C’s:”
  • Character
  • Competence
  • Compassion
  • Courage
Leaders work in this order, always:
  • To be
  • To do
  • To see
  • To tell

Leadership is fun. Challenge yourself to lead, get outside your comfort zone and try it. Hopefully the above helps in your journey!

Topics: Coaching & Training Tips, Leadership

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