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Leadership. This might be a word that is overused, misquoted and certainly an attribute that is often studied when talking about those leading our country. But what is leadership? When we talk about people not having the leadership to govern or lead a team, what exactly are we talking about? John Adams, the sixth President of the USA, famously described leaders as: ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
The role of sports diplomacy in supporting the development of our economy and people to people links. This topic is something I am passionate about and spoke on at the recent NT Government's Engaging with Asia Sports Forum.
You as a coach, might believe you have the world’s best program to develop athletes. You have spent years tinkering with the program, researching and talking to other experts. Your programs on the surface look great, but they lack what I call ‘mainstream stickability’.
Over the last week I have been lucky enough to have been placed in situations that have broadened my perceptions. Perceptions are amazing things. You can find yourself arguing till you are blue in the face with someone when you are looking at the same thing, but seeing it from a different point of view.
I recently worked with a club team who were struggling to come together as a team despite telling the coaching staff that they wanted to win the Premiership. The coaching staff felt that there was too much reliance on the coaches to bring the team together and opportunities being provided to the team weren’t being taken up to their full extent. Here is my message to the team.
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