Sports Culture and How It Builds Leaders: Why Everyone Should Grow Up Involved in Sports | Lead Different. 005
My ego demands— for myself— the success of my team.
Everyone should be involved in team sports. Someway, somehow everyone should grow up in or around sports culture because it teaches you so many valuable lessons. How to work with others, leading a small group of individuals towards a common goal, working hard to achieve something and social skills can all be learned playing sports. Not everyone will grow up to become a professional athlete, or even a collegiate athlete, but everyone can be a part of sports to develop qualities that can’t be learned elsewhere.
Russ Ewell sits down Caleb Coleman, a former Cal Berkeley football team Division-1 student-athlete at the Haas School of Business, and Matthew McHugh, a Senior at Northwestern University working as a Broadcaster for WNUR Sports, to talk about sports culture and leadership. Our society has become focused on winning and lose and not on developing the character of those involved. Drawing from their own personal experience of playing and observing sports cultures, teamwork, coaching, they share what they have learned about leadership and how to lead different.