How can you gain the respect of teammates without being bossy?
Many girls that I talk to are unsure how to gain respect as a leader on their team. Girls crave the approval of their teammates. Many are afraid to step into power and afraid to put themselves out there for the better of the team.
In society, women who are strong-willed are often thought of as bossy. It has this negative connotation and it doesn't have to be that way.
I have some tips that will help your teammates respect you as a leader, a person, and a soccer player.
#1: Lead by example
Actions speak louder than words. Be the hardest working player on the team and be consistent in what you do and how you do it.
#2: Be willing to listen
What makes a great leader? I ask this question and the first thing I hear is "communication." Communication is a two-way street. You have to be willing to listen to your teammates. Lean in and help your teammates with an open mind.
#3: Get to know your teammates on...
Today's blog is focused on one question:
How can I become a better leader without being bossy?
As female athletes, we don't want to be bossy and we don't want to be disliked by anyone on the team. Most girls deeply crave the approval of their teammates and friends.
Today, I'm going to teach you how to become a well respected leader. Here are 3 steps to help you become the leader you have always wants to be.
Step 1: Be the hardest working player on the field
It is simple and something you can always control. Always put 100% effort, and your teammates will respect you. Show your teammates that you care and want to work hard and contribute to the team.
Step 2: Be a positive force on the team
Encourage your teammates by telling them it is okay to make a mistake. Motivate them to work hard in a positive way. Show them that you care about them and that you want them to succeed.
Step 3: Be a great communicator
Communication is a two way street. You need to be open...