I’m not sure how I heard about TEDtalks, but I’m sure glad I found them! TED stands for technology, entertainment, design and they have these amazing (and expensive) conferences which have innovators and thought leaders as speakers. They’re all smarter than me and that’s why I love listening to them. You can go to their website and browse through their archives, but hopefully you’ll start here with a few that I’ve put my coach spin on.
Leadership through TED’s eyes
4 Steps To Creating Bold Leaders And Followers Based on a video by Derek Sivers, this post talks about the value of the first follower and I really enjoyed it. Can our leaders be leaders if they’ve got no one to follow them? This post details how we can teach our leaders to cultivate followers and become stronger leaders.
The 1 Sure-fire Way Great Leaders Can Inspire Action The video “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” by Simon Sinek has been very popular and I’ve seen it passed around quite a bit. My post breaks this long video down into four areas that require a coach to inspire action.
3 Things Women Should Do In Order To Be An Effective Leader Another great video, this time from a woman. Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and has seen many women succeed and fail in the business world. In “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders”, she talks about ways that women can set themselves up for success. I think a lot of it translates over to how women can be successful in athletics.
How To Equip Our Female Athletes To Be Leaders Another female presenter, Hannah Rosin, talked about “New Data On The Rise Of Women”. Her presentation was full of stats, but what I came away with was a overwhelming desire to tell my players that they’re going to be able to take over the world…as long as they’re ready. It’s our jobs as coaches to help prepare them for that role…check out this post!
Why Weakness Unlocks The Strength Within Teams In my opinion, a lot of leadership is helping our players, teammates, whomever to look past limits and achieve something they didn’t think was possible. In a similarly titled video (“Looking Past Limits”), Caroline Casey talks about belief and vision. I’d loved the story because that’s what teams are all about! This is a great post, I hope you have time to check it out.
There’s so much out there on leadership, why not go to the folks who are already successful leaders and hear what they have to say about it?
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