Monday, March 22, 2010
US Youth Soccer is undergoing a strategic planning initiative. One of the groups is focused on people development in our Association. I have now begun to work with that group. One aspect they hope to impact is the leadership training of administrators, coaches and referees. So, I shared with them a document I put together several years ago. It touches on some of the main characteristics of leaders.
Can a club train a coach to become a leader? Can a person develop leadership abilities? The answer is a resounding YES. Leadership is a combination of specific personal qualities. It begins inside a person and relies as much on philosophical approach as it does on learned skills. These are the major character traits of leaders:
· Big Thinker
· Change Master
· Persistent and Realistic
· Sense of Humor
· Risk Taker
· Positive and Hope-filled
· Decision Maker
· Accepts and Uses Power Wisely
For all of the details and more information, click here
for the full document which is now posted on the US Youth Soccer web site.