Chapter 5: Connection Prong – Part 2: Connecting the People to the Team Vision
This chapter focuses on organizing, leading, and managing your team leadership, which is the key to putting all the pieces together. You see the big picture, but you need other leaders to step up to make your mission, vision, and standards a reality.
Let’s start with framing. Framing is how you see something. For example, mathematicians view the entire world in the context of math. Everything is about math. My guess is that every trip they take involves solving a rate x time = distance equation, that’s simply how they frame the world.
How we frame leadership is very important. Oftentimes, we frame leadership in a destructive way. We frame leadership in the false narrative that there are only two categories that people fall into. They are either a leader or a non-leader.
A more constructive way to frame leadership is that everyone has leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA). Some have fewer, and some have more. Either way, there is always the ability to grow that leadership in an unlimited way.
Holly Hesse: “I often hear coaches complain about their team’s lack of leadership. My first thought is, Well, what are you, as the coach, doing to cultivate and create a culture of leadership? What are you doing to grow the leadership within your players?”
This chapter is about growing and developing your athletes into leaders.