Are you leading by example?

When talking about leadership there are words like ”optimism”, ”freedom”, ”enabling” and ”motivation” along with other words that sound very good that are being thrown around by people who probably mean well. However, they may be missing out on the biggest difference maker and what should be the starting point of all leadership, regardless if it’s in business or in sports.

How do you communicate with your players?

Imagine that you get in at work in the morning, grab a cup of coffee, say hi to your co-workers and sit down at your desk. You are ready to start the day and feel motivated about doing your job as good as humanly possible. Your boss comes walking up besides you, stops, looks down at you and say ”Last week you didn’t look sharp. Can you try to be a bit more sharp today?” before moving on to the next desk. You sit there at your desk with your coffee cup and a blank stare of chock and thinking, what?