“A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”
Are you the captain or coach of your team?
Do you want to be…
Would you like to excel as a leader of your team?
Do you know how…
How would you like to develop the skills to become the best possible leader you could be?
We believe everyone is born a leader, we simply have different leadership styles. Yes, we can model from others, however trying to model from someone with different qualities, skills and talents can often be ineffective.
How do we become better leaders?
Or, how do we find the best model to learn from?
In the sporting world, leadership is an expectation of the captains, coaches, and management (perhaps an extended leadership group), but how do we select the best people for these roles? And when selected, how do we improve their leadership skills?
We have developed a leadership program to unearth an individuals leadership style to best enable them to lead. As one and as a team.
Leadership styles can be determined by one’s individual talents. Their natural patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior. Simply put, how you think, feel and behave.
Using the Clifton StrengthsFinder® profiling tool, we identify an athlete or coaches unique combination of raw talents. So unique, there is a one in 33 million chance of someone having the same combination of talents. Knowing these talents allows us to categorize their individual leadership style and best develop their talents into leadership strengths.
The leadership style of each individual will fall under one or a combination of four different categories. Keeping in mind no single style is better, stronger or more dominant. Excellence comes from the individual’s ability to maximize their own individual style and develop it into a powerful force.
We obtain all qualities below, however, we resonate more with some over others. We find it simpler to lead using our strongest styles, when we are in flow, when we’re energized, when all seems to be going fluently, we’re maximizing our leadership. Which qualities best align with you?
This style of leader is one of action. They “lead the way” by doing, by results. They often may not talk the talk, they prefer to walk the walk. Qualities you may identify with this style may include:
- always wanting to keep busy, ticking things off your to-do list, plenty of stamina and a great work ethic.
- great organizational skills co-ordinate others to extract the best out of them, understands what they should and shouldn’t be doing.
- strong core values drive you to do what you do best, they define your purpose.
- aware of setting boundaries and clear rules so everyone is treated the same.
- taking great care in making the best decisions whilst anticipating all obstacles.
- enjoying structure and routine creates order for all.
- following directions, focusing and prioritizing before acting.
- taking responsibility for situations with a strong desire for honesty and loyalty.
- identifying what’s wrong, fixing problems and finding the best solutions.
This style of leader is one of inspiration, providing purpose and motivation. They have the ability to bring others together for a united cause. Qualities you may identify with this style may include:
- always wanting to get the ball rolling, lacks patience, inspires action.
- having a presence and the ability to take control and make decisions.
- become a great talker who finds it easy to put thoughts into words – spoken and written.
- loves competing, winning and the ability to measure performance.
- needing excellence, wanting to develop great to awesome, loves working with the best.
- oozing confidence, knowing/believing your right.
- wanting independence and the need for recognition in self and others.
- a desire to meet new people, winning them over with enthusiasm and charm.
This style of leadership is created through the development of human interaction and relationships. They have the ability to understand people – how they think, feel and act. Qualities you may identify with this style may include:
- very present and living in the now, easily goes with the flow and changes direction in a heartbeat.
- find connections in all things and people and believe everything happens for a reason.
- having the ability to recognize the best in others and help them improve.
- understanding and sensing others feelings can appreciate how it feels to walk in someone else’s shoes.
- wanting balance, consensus, and areas of agreement by avoiding conflict.
- bringing others together with acceptance, never leaving anyone out – includes everyone.
- identifying the unique qualities of others, encouraging differences to work together.
- looking for the brighter side of every situation, infectious desire to find the positive.
- enjoying close relationships, working together to achieve a goal.
This style of leader is one of structure and planning, also known as thought leaders. They have the ability to foresee potential challenges and obtain the resources required to lead through them. Qualities you may identify with this style may include:
- loving facts and data and the ability to analyze situations can identify all the factors that may affect those situations.
- drawing on past experience to move forward, enjoys history.
- planning for the future, inspiring visions of what can be.
- the fascination with ideas, finding connections where others don’t.
- enjoy collecting information and a craving for knowledge.
- needing time to think and reflect, appreciates intelligence and deep thought.
- possessing a hunger for learning (the process) and a desire for continuous improvement.
- seeing patterns, strategically planning and the ability to change course quickly when required.
Which style resonates with you?
Identifying and understanding your leadership style is just the beginning of becoming a more effective leader. Focusing on your own individual style and developing it from a raw state into a mature state will take time and awareness. Then to become a more outstanding leader, you need to be aware of the talents and styles of those around you whom you want to lead; your team; your tribe; your followers.
We have developed The Captain’s Challenge to achieve just that. One on one sports mindset coaching sessions, strengths profiling and an online video course combined with a program uniquely designed for each individual. For more information contact Danny on +61 412 136 062 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply complete the contact form below.
The Captains Challenge
Duration: 8-12 weeks (depending on the individual)
One on One Private Sessions: 1×90 minute Leaderships Strengths Profile Analysis, 4 x 60-minute coaching sessions (to be completed in person, online or over the phone)
Clifton StrengthsFinder® Top 5 Profiling tool results
Focus On Your Strengths Udemy Video Course
Unlimited Voxer Coaching – 24/7 (During program)
Early Bird Special – Pay up front and receive $100 off: Only $895
Pay by Installments – $195 upfront and $100 per week for 8 weeks. Call now for more information and to set up your payment plan.
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