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Successful Leadership And Championship Team Building “making those around us better” Stan Laing Executive Director of Athletics Northside ISD, San Antonio, Texas (210)
Be A Game Changer! “Everyone wins when a leader gets better.” -DW Rutledge “Leadership is about others success.” -Brad McCoy The greatest thing you’ll ever do is make someone else great.” -Derwin Gray “School and Family is all our kids have…” -DW Rutledge
The Heart and Soul of Leadership is a Shared Purpose The Northside Independent School District Athletic Program plays an integral part in student learning and the development of well rounded students. The purpose of our athletic program is to promote high academic standards along with developing strong character. Our coaches are committed to developing our young men and women to be the best possible student, athlete, and citizen they can possibly become through the spirit of competition. Coaches will motivate our student/athletes to always put forth their best effort in the development of their character, talents, and academic success.
What To Look For In A Strong Leader ___Administrator Adheres to details / Supervision / Timeliness ___ Accessibility Willing to meet people / Family Friendly ___ Authority Figure Have power / Legal authority / Accountable / Doesn’t have to use power to prove self ___ Disciplinarian Establishes rules of behavior / Creates controlled atmosphere
___ Educational Leader “Head” teacher / Respected coaching/teaching ability Gives direction ___ Instructional Leader Knows what is good coaching / Athletic philosophy / Coaching methodology / Knows research of effective programs ___ Communicator To student/athletes, teachers, parents, community ___ Problem Solver Solves problems / Creative / Doesn’t make snap judgments
___ Decision Maker Makes tough decisions / Sound decisions / Seeks input ___ Advocate For Student/Athletes Schools exist for students / Stands up for what is right ___ Identity As A Person Be yourself / Be real / Athletics is life ___ Loyalty & Hard Work To organization, goals, people / No substitute for hard work
Roles Of An Inspirational Leader ___ Must have a vision. What is your shared purpose? ___ Must have goals. What is your purpose? ___ Recognize, Recognize, Recognize How do you recognize those that you lead? ___ Motivate others to put forth their best effort. How do you motivate others?
How you lead does make a difference… Whatever it is, be yourself What can you learn as a leader from: General Colin Powell’s Way
Some things to think about from General Powell ___ Always look forward. ___ Put people in position for success. ___ Have a purpose: “What are we here for?” ___ Take care of the troops – they will get the job done. ___ Commend them. ___ Be ready to discipline / Get rid of. ___ All about connecting – We are in this together.
“To be the best leader, don’t practice like the rest…” Do the things you really don’t want to do. To be the best leader: 1.Be more humble 2.Have more courage 3.Care more 4.… 5.… 6.…
Leadership Lessons Learned Hire The Best Available 1.Recruit 2.Sell Your School District Develop Who You Have 1.Coach’em up 2.Coach’em out Give Support To Receive Support 1.Continuous Improvement 2.Empowerment 3. Relationships Have a sense of awarenessHave a sense of awareness Strong Cohesive Teams Strong Cohesive Teams = PLC Process
Championship Team Building The PLC Way / The Coach’s Way What does your team look like? You are only as good as those around you…
The BIG IDEAS of our PLC We are committed to working together to achieve our collective purpose. We cultivate a collaborative culture through development of high-performing teams.working together We assess our effectiveness on the basis of results rather than intentions. We will look at relevant data and information to promote continuous improvement. Dufour,Dufour,Eaker
The Coach’s Way To Championship Team Building “Teamwork is taught. You don’t just lump a group of people together in a room and call them a team and expect them to behave like one.” – Coach Pat Summitt “Attitude and chemistry are the factors that control winning, no matter what the talent level.” – Coach Gary Barnett
Four Stages Of Team Development PerformingNormingStormingForming
___ Common Goal – common focus ___ Commitment – ownership ___ Complementary Roles – all roles critical ___ Clear Communication – open and honest ___ Constructive Conflict – strengthens team ___ Cohesion – respect ___ Credible Coaching – belief in leader Championship Team Building - Jeff Janssen The Seven “C’s” (Common Characteristics of Championship Teams)
Assess Your Team (How well do you know your team?) List your strengths and areas for improvement. List the biggest obstacles which could keep your team from being successful. List the most important keys to your team’s success this year. List your team leaders. Take an inventory of each team member – strengths, limitations, obstacles, keys to coach’em up (out).
“Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress, Working together is success.” - Henry Ford
No Secret To Success Talent + Teamwork = Success A Coach’s Way