Vocal Leaders. Involves 6 Main Characteristics: Commitment Confidence Composure Character Encourager Enforcer . TCU Baseball. https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEpqQfujBWw (TCU : Quiet Confidence) 2011 https :// www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNL_DAI19_I (TCU: The Grind) 2012
Involves 6 Main Characteristics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEpqQfujBWw (TCU: Quiet Confidence) 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNL_DAI19_I (TCU: The Grind) 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkOfsc6ote8 (TCU: The Journey) 2013
(TCU: The Spotlight) 2014
Why do some athletes make the jump from Leader by Example to Vocal Leader?
“Team sports are usually difficult things. Sometimes your team wins because of you, sometimes in spite of you, and sometimes it’s like you are not even there. That’s the reality of the team game. Then at one point in my career, something wonderful happened. I don’t know why or how, but I came to understand what a ‘team’ meant. It meant that although I didn’t get a hit or make a great defensive play, I could impact the team in an incredible and consistent way. I could impact my team by caring first and foremost about the team’s success and not my own. I don’t mean rooting for us like a typical fan, fans are fickle. I mean care, really care about them…about ‘us.’ I became less selfish, less lazy, less sensitive to negative comments. When I gave up ME I became more. I became a captain, a leader, a better person and I came to understand that life is a team game…And you know what?...I’ve found most people aren’t team players. They don’t realize that life is the only game in town. Someone should tell them. It has made all the difference in the world to me.”
Understands each teammate.
Jason Giambi Quote.
Develop a Relationship with Each Teammate.
Helps teammates feel good about themselves.
Reaches out to struggling teammates and provides support and encouragement.
“If you think you are too good to block for a running back or dive for a first down, the other guys are going to be like, ‘to heck with him.’ Whether I’m in the locker room or on the field, I try to show that we’re all on the same level, that nobody’s more special than anybody else, and I like to think guys feed off that.”
(321 Consecutive Starts)
“Being a leader, you have to be able to find some things in common with all the guys. Sometimes, maybe on the surface, you’ll look at another guy and think you don’t really have anything in common with him, so that’s when you have to make the extra effort to get to know that guy. Find out what makes him tick. And that’s when you find that you do have something in common with him.”
Unifies team around a common goal.
Establishes and focuses team on a common goal.
Helps teammates understand, accept, and feel appreciated for their roles.
Brings team together and builds team chemistry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJaz3sinEs (Remember The Titans)