2Mike Krzyzewski Duke Men’s Basketball “Talent is important. But the single most important ingredient after you get the talent is internal leadership.It’s not the coaches as much as one single person or people on the team who set higher standards than that team would normally set for itself. I really believe that that’s been ultimately important for us.”
3Chuck Noll Pittsburgh Steelers “On every team, there is a core group that sets the tone for everyone else.If the tone is positive, you have half the battle won. If it is negative, you are beaten before you even walk out on the field.”
4Kay Yow NC State Women’s Basketball “The quality of your team leaders can make or break your season.”
5Mike Candrea Arizona Softball “Having great leadership is a big key to success. It’s really the leaders’ team because they are the ones who the rest of the team, especially the freshmen, look up to when setting the standards.Our team will go as far as our leaders are willing to take us.”
6Responsibilities of Being a Team Captain/Leader 1. Lead drills, warmups, etc.2. Set mental/emotional tone for team.3. Keep coaches informed.4. Provide input on team decisions.5. Talk with struggling teammates.6. Handle team conflicts.7. Organize team activities.8. Be loyal to coaches.
7Challenges and Risks of Being a Team Captain/Leader 1. Always being watched.2. Trust and respect are fragile.3. Mediator between coaches/athletes.4. Must deal with conflict.5. Will not always be liked/popular.6. Will take heat when things go wrong.7. Could be disappointed.
8Benefits of Effective Team Leadership 1. Ensure high team standards.2. Strong work ethic.3. Keep team focused.4. Help team overcome adversity.5. Better team chemistry.6. Help newcomers adjust.7. Help coaches understand team.8. Take care of business in classroom.9. Do the right thing on and off campus.Satisfaction of helping others.Great for college/resume.Skills for jobs, relationships, & life.
9Steve Young San Francisco 49ers “Leadership isn’t really about leading people.It is about getting themto follow you.”
10The Team Captain’s Leadership Model EncouragerCommitmentConfidenceLEADER BYEXAMPLEComposureCharacterVOCALLEADEREnforcer
11“Mastery of others is strength. Mastery of self is true power.” LEADER BY EXAMPLECommitmentConfidenceLEADER BYEXAMPLEComposureCharacter“Mastery of others is strength.Mastery of self is true power.”Lao Tzu
12LEADER BY EXAMPLE 1. Commitment • vision of where you want to go • self motivated• one of the hardest workers• passionate, it’s a priority• competitive“The second I let down, particularly if I’m perceived as the leader of my team, I give others an opening to let down as well. Why not? If the person out front takes a day off or doesn’t play hard, why should anyone else?”Michael Jordan
14“One person with confidence is a majority.” LEADER BY EXAMPLE2. Confidence• believes in self, solid sense of self, maturity• wants to perform in big moments• aggressively plays to win instead of not to lose• resilient response to failure“One person with confidence is a majority.”
15Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Men’s Basketball LEADER BY EXAMPLE3. Composure• able to manage emotions• displays enthusiasm, positive attitude• stays calm under pressure• tempers negative emotions“When things aren’t going well, it’s not what a leader says, it’s how a leader looks that matters.”Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Men’s Basketball
16LEADER BY EXAMPLE 4. Character • does the right thing • responsible, accountable, reliable, punctual• honest/trustworthy• treats others with respect - no gossip“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
17LEADER BY EXAMPLE LEADER BY EXAMPLE Commitment Confidence Composure Character
18Encourager Enforcer VOCAL LEADER LEADER BY EXAMPLE VOCAL LEADER CommitmentConfidenceLEADER BYEXAMPLEComposureCharacterVOCALLEADEREnforcer
19Tom Osborne, Nebraska Football VOCAL LEADER5. Encourager - Servant LeaderA. Servant - it’s about the team• takes the newcomers under their wing• listens, empathizes, keeps confidential• does the dirty work“When I viewed myself as a servant of the other coaches and players, things went better for our team and me personally. This did not mean that I was any less demanding… It did mean however, that I was there to do whatever I could to help them accomplish team objectives and mature into better people.”Tom Osborne, Nebraska Football
20Julie Foudy, US Soccer National Team VOCAL LEADER5. Encourager - Confidence BuilderB. Builds confidence of teammates• understands each teammate• helps teammates feel good about themselves• supports struggling teammates“Vocal leadership is so powerful. Remaining positive is the hardest part. It’s easy to take on a negative tone. When I get frustrated, my tone changes and sometimes instead of encouraging people, it can break down.”Julie Foudy, US Soccer National Team
21VOCAL LEADER 5. Encourager - Refocuser C. Keeps team positive/focused under adversity• emotionally intelligent to sense mood of team• refocuses team back on task at hand• purveyor of hope“Peak Performance isn’t about your ability to focus.Peak Performance is about your ability to refocus.”Ken Ravizza
22TEAMMATE MENTAL GAME ASSESSEMENT What motivates him/her?How confident is he/she? Why?How does he/she handle pressure/adversity?When does he/she get frustrated, down, angry?What can I do/say to refocus him/her?Who does he/she trust most/least on the team?How does he/she feel about her role?How is his/her relationship with the coaches?How would I describe my relationship with him/her?What are his/her biggest strengths?What are his/her biggest weaknesses?
23Pat Williams, Senior Executive Vice President, Orlando Magic VOCAL LEADER5. Encourager - Team BuilderC. Promotes a sense of team unity and chemistry• establishes & focuses team on a common goal• helps teammates understand & accept roles• promotes team bonding, combats cliques“If you want to build an atmosphere in which everybody pulls together to win, then you, as a leader have to recognize that it all starts with you. It starts with your attitude, your commitment, your caring, your passion for excellence, your dedication to winning. It starts with the example you set.”Pat Williams, Senior Executive Vice President, Orlando Magic
25VOCAL LEADER 6. Enforcer - courage to confront • holds self and teammates accountable• constructively confronts undisciplined teammates• confront in the spirit to help, not belittle• not afraid to get tough from time to time• firm, fair, direct, honest• stops gossip in tracks• knows when to involve coaches“Go Hard or Go Home!”
26Encourager Enforcer VOCAL LEADER LEADER BY EXAMPLE VOCAL LEADER CommitmentConfidenceLEADER BYEXAMPLEComposureCharacterVOCALLEADEREnforcer
27CAPTAIN’S WEEKLY MONITORING SHEET SELF LEADERSHIPHow would I rate myself as a leader?What went well? (highlights)What didn’t go so well? (concerns)What might I do differently? (lessons)TEAM LEADERSHIPWhat is mood of team?(focus, confident aggressive, chemistry, tired)Who is struggling - how might I help?What should I prepare for or guard against?Observations/comments:
28ANYWAY The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.Love them anyway.If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.Do good anyway.If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.Succeed anyway.The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.Be honest and frank anyway.
29ANYWAY The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.Think big anyway.People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.Fight for a few underdogs anyway.What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.Build anyway.People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.Help people anyway.Give the world your best and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.Give the world your best anyway.