Leadership is More
One of the greatest things that I get to each week is lead a leadership event with the Rangeview Raiders Football team here in Aurora. I have about a half an hour with over 30 players that have chosen to be there each week. One of the things that we did was start out by defining what leadership was going to be for this team. Here is the definition that we chose to use:
“Leadership is mobilizing others toward a goal shared by the leaders and followers.” by Gary Wills
The intent is to enable the men of this team to see that leadership is so much more then yelling at their teammates to get things done. So we are unpacking what it means to be a leader and what it means to be a leader that is mobilizing others toward a goal that is shared. So each player took the time to set three goals for themselves:
- A goal that has to do with their athletics or season.
- A goal that has to do with their academics.
- A goal that has to do with their character.
It is so exciting to see these incredible young men take the time to be a part of this get together. But most of all it is exciting to see them take the responsibility to set goals for themselves and for the people that are on the team.
The question is what are you doing to become to be a better leader? Let’s list some of them here so others can see what they might be able to do as well.