Most of what you read about leadership pertains to the workplace, but the underlying competencies of a great leader in the office are very closely aligned with those required to lead a successful team on the field.
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Stewart Brown - Many young athletes today are finding that club sports are having a greater impact in their college recruitment process than high school sports. Many major sports, from Baseball to Soccer, have significant club participation that including significant travel (and expense) for the "better" athletes to play against other "better" athletes, but do not give up the opportunity to play for your high school.
"Some believe certain people are born leaders. Others think an individual can learn to be a leader. Regardless of how you may feel you obtained your leadership skills, there are always ways to enhance your abilities. This list of suggestions may inspire you to reevaluate your leadership abilities and address any issues you find need improvement."
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"Accountability is a crucial ingredient of successful collaboration, and it is often underestimated."
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Accountability is taking responsibility for your own actions and the results of those actions. Everyone needs to be accountable on a team - the coach(es), student-athletes, and even fans, families, and friends. We all know this, but how many people actually work to stay accountable?
"Great athletes often have tremendous self-awareness. They have a clear understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. They know when they are attempting to do too much such as using a weaker skill in critical moments of a game. Would Shaq shoot 12 foot jump shots in the last two minutes of a game? Not likely. He would drive to the hoop and use his size and strength."