Leadership

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What Athletes Want From Their Coach There is a new breed of leaders and coaches in the world of sports. They insist on cultivating healthy, strong relationships where deep caring, respect, integrity, trust, love and loyalty are forged. These coaches are the ones doing great things. They are inspiring their athletes to do great things on and off the field. The athletes that play ...

So What is Leadership? This article is also posted  on The Coaches Toolbox, a collection of free resources for coaches of all sports Answering the question “What is leadership?” begins by grounding it in theses 7 core assumptions By Dr. Cory Dobbs The Academy for Sport Leadership Excerpt from A Leader in Every Locker (2016) “I’m not used to supposing. I’m just a working man. ...

Being a Leadership Educator for all Athletes This post can be found at The Coaches Toolbox, a collection of resources for coaches of all sports. An Interview with Dr. Cory Dobbs, President of The Academy for Sport Leadership Q:  Why do you find it necessary to add the role of Leadership Educator to the practice of coaching?  Aren’t coaches already modeling leadership for their student-athletes? A:  Let ...

How to Turn a Negative Culture Around This post was provided by Coach Dawn Writes By Dawn Redd-Kelly, If you’re not happy with the culture of your team, how are you working daily to change it around? Here are five Tips As was said over at Leadership Freak, “Toxic environments are the result of neglecting culture-building and tolerating toxicity.” When we find ourselves with a negative team culture, ...

When Players Clash; Turning Conflict into Strength Every team is only as strong as its weakest relationships. The good news is that when conflicts and dysfunction rear their ugly heads, you can, and should, turn them into team building teachable events. by Cory L. Dobbs John chose Yoko over Paul, George, and Ringo.  Shaq couldn’t stand Kobe.  Steve Jobs was fired by John Scully, his ...

The Focused Leader Building a great team is tough to do. It takes a clear sense of direction, passion, commitment, clearly defined roles, and clearly defined goals.   By Dr. Cory Dobbs, The Academy for Sport Leadership     KERI SANCHEZ Women’s Soccer Coach University of Texas Former Head Coach, Claremont Mudd Scripps After the Chicago Bulls “three-peated” winning the NBA Championship in 1996, Michael Jordan reflected ...

Turning the Ship Around Cory Dobbs, Ed.D.,Founder, The Academy for Sport Leadership A maxim of team building is that the biggest wins start small. This too is true of the biggest losses. Recently, I was called in by a successful coach to help him save his season from becoming a complete disaster. At the time of the call the team ...

Unlock Your Coaching Potential Dr. Cory Dobbs, President, The Academy for Sport Leadership a national leader in providing leadership resources for coaches and student-athletes. The most recent resources include Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Intelligence: a workbook for the student-athlete along with a facilitator’s guide for the coach. Excerpt from “Coaching for Leadership”   Are you a talented coach on the rise? Do you want to be ...

Developing Leadership Capacity So, how do you get student-athletes to learn together? There are no simple answers. However, knowing that the context greatly affects learning is a step in the right direction if you’re serious about your players learning how to lead. By Cory Dobbs, Ed.D., The Academy for Sport Leadership It didn’t dawn on me that there might be anxieties ...

Being a Coach of Positive Significance Are you a leader who has reached a point in your coaching career where you no longer measure success in wins and losses, and in trophies and medals? If so, you are a coach of positive significance.  Coaches of positive significance realize that when you invest in people off the field, success on the field ...

Why Student-Athletes Don’t Lead Why is it that student-athletes fear leadership roles and responsibilities?How then can you change the outcome of inaction? Practice, practice, practice.  Just as you practice your offensive and defensive systems, you must practice your leadership system.   Dr. Cory Dobbs, The Academy for Sport Leadership One of the deepest needs within people is belonging.  If you’re a coach you ...

Walking the Talk: How Self-Reflection Can Make You a Better Coach The following seven questions require you to turn off the noise for fifteen minutes daily and sink your mind into your walk and your talk for the day. This article may be found at Coaches Toolbox, a collection of free resources for coaches of all sports By Cory Dobbs, Ed.D., The Academy for Sport Leadership In 1953 New ...

Goal Setting: Focused Leader Winning starts with setting goals. Building a great team is tough to do.  It takes a clear sense of direction, passion, commitment, clearly defined roles, and clearly defined goals. By Dr. Cory Dobbs, The Academy for Sport Leadership KERI SANCHEZ Women’s Soccer Coach University of Texas Former Head Coach, Claremont Mudd Scripps   After the Chicago Bulls “three-peated” winning the NBA Championship in 1996, Michael ...

Hey Coach, I Want to be a Leader! Do you consider it your responsibility  as a coach to teach leadership to your athletes? If you do not, you are missing an opportunity to improve your program and your players lives. Submitted by by Cory Dobbs, Ed.D., The Academy for Sport Leadership   You’ve likely heard the proverb that reads, “Give a man a fish, and you feed ...

Team Leadership Model The Team Leadership model creates an environment in which members are accountable not just to the coach, but to the team as a whole. If you are willing to give up some control, and believe that all team members can inspire each other, your team will reap the benefits This article can also be found on ...

Servant Leadership Want to be a Servant Leader. The servant leader dedicates herself to uplifting followers, bringing them closer to achieving their full potential. The end goal of servant-leadership is for those served to grow and develop as a player, as a teammate, as a worker, and as a person. By Dr. Cory Dobbs, The Academy for Sport Leadership JENNY ...

Culture Trumps Everything By Dr. Cory Dobbs Founder, The Academy for Sport Leadership *This Following is An Excerpt from the workshop workbook: A Leader in Every Locker. Authors Note: The workshop workbook for A Leader in Every Locker(excerpt below) provides a very disruptive approach to team building. The idea of a leader in every locker is borderline laughable according to most coaches. I ...

The Art of Leadership Leadership is without a doubt the most important thing that you can provide for your team. How can you help you athletes learn to lead? Here are some tips for teaching them how to take the risks needed to lead. Cory Dobbs, Ed.D. Founder, The Academy for Sport Leadership Lessons from the Art Studio “Students who are truly student-athletes have a ...

3 Ways Coaches Can Inspire Their Athletes By John O’Sullivan, founder of Changing the Game Project A few nights ago I went to a graduation. Not a high school or a college graduation, but one far smaller, and far more personal. In fact, there were only seven kids, one of which was my 9-year-old son TJ. He and six others were being recognized ...

Cracking the Code to Building an Elite Team This article is also found at the Coaches Toolbox, a collection of free resources for coaches of all sports. By Cory Dobbs, Ed.D., The Academy for Sport Leadership “A team is not just a collection of individuals.  When everyone clicks into place, a team is truly a community, a tightly knit fellowship.”  Many coaches are expert tacticians, strategists, and ...

Infuse Your Team with Passion This article was provided by the Coaches Toolbox, a collection of free resources for coaches of all sports By Dr. Cory Dobbs, The Academy for Sport Leadership Every team has players who always do less than they are asked; still others who will do what they are asked, but no more; and some who will do things without anyone asking. ...

Little Big Things This article is also found on the Coaches Toolbox, a collection of free resources for coaches of all sports. From the Academy for Sport Leadership–Dr. Cory Dobbs Excellence Begins by Sweating the Small Stuff I recently had breakfast at a neighborhood Denny’s.  During the course of the meal I visited the restroom.  Upon entering I noticed scraps of ...