Lead By Example Examples.
Humility, perspective, consideration, empathy. All skills to be highlighted through youth sports, but sometimes forgotten. Here are 2 great examples to share.
Lead by example.
If you have an young athlete in your house like I do, sharing examples of how to behave is an important part of the sports participation process.
Servant leadership is not a skill that just appears. One is not born a leader. Leadership is taught. Leadership is modelled. Leadership is a skill.
Future Hall of Famer carriers equipment bag to practice is a great reminder on the importance of about humility, empathy and consideration for others.
From a very young age, young athletes staying humble, grateful and learning the lessons of hard work and dealing with disappointment are massive life lessons that will serve for many years to come.
There is also the sense of entitlement. The sense of given as opposed to earned. The sense of things being done for you as opposed to taking the initiative and doing for one self.
Here are 2 great examples of elite performers understanding the importance of not taking anything or anyone for granted. Despite the massive amount of adulation and financial compensation for their skills, these 2 stay grounded and a good role model for all of us.
If you are following the hockey playoffs right now, you will know that Shea Weber is the Captain of the Montreal Canadiens. He has been one of the best players in the top pro league in the world for a long, long time.
Larry Fitzgerald is devoted father, philanthropist, traveller, photographer and top performer in professional football for over 16 years. He is a certain Hall of Famer and is well known to be a very humble and generous person with diverse interests.
Mr Fitzgerald was seen carrying his own equipment to the practice field August 6.
There would be a lineup around the block for someone to help him with the gear. Good for you Mr. Fitzgerald.
Success leaves clues!
More on Larry Fitzgerald here: http://www.larryfitzgerald.com/