Note to Readers:
For the last several weeks, Strive: How You Lead Matters staff had the pleasure of working with Sanford School Senior, Marcus Childers McCollum. While completing his Senior Project with Strive, Marcus immersed himself in learning about the work we do and why. As a high school student-athlete himself, he's had personal experiences as a leader and a student-athlete.
In honor of Marcus’s graduation TODAY, we are sharing a blog he wrote for Strive, providing his thoughts on leadership and the key factors that helped him develop as a successful student-athlete leader.
Take it away Marcus...
"Successful teamwork is built on a foundation of trust. Each member of the team must establish trust, cultivate trust through his actions and words, and work to maintain it."
"Elite athletes are goal-setting machines, and the habit of continual goal setting is a primary reason they climb the ladder to the elite level."
"The process of setting goals guides athletes to understand their current level of skill and achievement and their ability to progress. Establishing goals may seem simple, but to do so effectively requires an understanding of the types of goals, especially related to athletics, and the process to set, monitor, and accomplish an objective."
"According to Research by asaecenter, leadership style is the way a person uses power to lead other people. Research has identified a variety of leadership styles based on the number of followers. The most appropriate leadership style depends on the function of the leader, the followers and the situation."
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