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How To Be A Leader

"Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example."

- McGannon

Staying grounded in the present moment, showing empathy, selfishly obsessing to achieve your goals, and nurturing your relationships with others, takes consistent practice and action.

Tips to set your intention with your teammates and how to step up as a leader:

1. Set the standard. Take time to live up to the standards, expectations, and culture of the program / team.

2. Talk the talk and walk the walk. Bring the right attitude to practice and competition. Your actions and attitude have a ripple effect.

3. Dare to be great by empowering others to be great. Success breeds success. When you take the time to encourage, help others to improve, and accomplish their goals, you are helping them to be confident and courageous.

4. Gratitude is an attitude. Be humble with success and take ownership of your mistakes. It’s important to celebrate your successes. On the other hand, when things go wrong, don’t blame others or make excuses. Accept it, own it, learn from it, and improve on it!

5. Make It Bigger Than You. When you take the time to invest in others, you raise the bar for yourself. The reason, when you dedicate your time and energy to your team, you create a greater sense of purpose for yourself.

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