by Cory Dobbs, The Academy for Sport Leadership
Roles are the fundamental structures of everyday life. This action planner for the student-athlete complements the Leader in Every Locker approach to team leadership development. Either self-directed or coach-led, this workbook will guide the student-athlete into an authentic leadership role.
FOR THE STUDENT-ATHLETE
Learning to lead and how to build teams are two of the most significant educational opportunities available to student-athletes in team sports. Unlike self-confidence, self-leadership, and self-improvement; leadership and team building require a collaborative mindset and skill set. This Leader in Every Locker™ program is designed to guide you and leverage your opportunities to develop 21st century leadership competencies.
The game-changing Dobbs’ 8 Roles of Team Leadership will help you:
- Develop your self-awareness and awareness of others
- Learn how the roles we play impact everyday life
- Grow your knowledge and appreciation for others’ skills and abilities
- Recognize and nurture positive relationships that bring out the best in others and self
DOBBS’ 8 ROLES OF TEAM LEADERSHIP
Physical Leadership: This leader influences teammates by combination of respect for skills and abilities, and commitment to taking action to demonstrate and impose team norms, values, and priorities.
1. The Grinder
2. The Enforcer
Intellectual Leadership: This leader’s influence comes from the ability to think, learn, reflect, and the ability to teach and apply what has been learned.
3. The Teacher
4. The Advisor
Emotional Leadership: This leader’s influence comes from the ability to remain levelheaded under pressure and fatigue, and to convey the emotions they want teammates to display.
5. The Energizer
6. The Resonator
Social Leadership: This leader’s influence comes from sensitivity to individual differences and the relational process. Teammates respect the social leader for their humility and focus on doing the right thing for others and the team.
7. The Helper
8. The Connector
What others are saying…
“In A Leader In Every Locker Dr. Cory Dobbs makes the case to take a new approach to leadership by throwing out the old model of the “team captain” replacing it with each player having a role in team leadership. I am convinced this model will not only have a dramatic affect on how a team will thrive, it will also affect how team members will learn to lead in the real world. After all, isn’t that what high school education based athletics is all about- giving our student-athletes the skills to compete and contribute in the real world.”
-Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA, Athletic Director, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (WI)