Category: Leadership

Humility is Not Optional

Humility is not Optional.  It’s a Necessity Cory Dobbs, Ed.D.  The Academy for Sport Leadership “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” –C.S. Lewis As we descend deeper into a society characterized by polarization and…

5 Ways to be a Better Leader

This post was provided by InnerDrive, a mental skills training company How do we become better leaders? An effective leader is someone who can create an inspiring vision, motivate and inspire their team, manage the delivery of that shared purpose…

What Does Good Communication Look Like?

This post is provided by Coaches Network Communication is a two-way street. Not only do coaches need to be able to send clear messages that are interpreted as intended, they also need to receive messages from their athletes and staff.…

Loyalty and Leadership

This article was written and submitted by retired High School Coach Dave Millhollin. Two types of loyalty; (one genuine, one obligatory): Freely given type (genuine loyalty): This kind of loyalty is given to a caring authority by members of the…

The Introverted Team Leader

Leading with Quiet Strength By Dr. Cory Dobbsm President, The Academy for Sport Leadership Editor’s This was written about a basketball team, and is offered as food for thought for your program, regardless of the sport. On an unusually warm…

Building a Culture that Values People

This article was written and submitted by J.P. Nerbun of Thrive On Challenge Sports Forget about setting uncontrollable mid-level goals this season. Make these six commitments and build a transformational culture in your program that values people. Commitment 1: Be authentic and…

A Team Building Exercise: Everybody Wants to Be Somebody

Everybody Wants to Be Somebody A Team Building Exercise Dr. Cory Dobbs The Academy for Sport Leadership www.sportleadership.com Homelessness is a complex problem. Not just because a person without a home needs money and other essential resources—but because the psychological…

Why Student-Athletes Don’t Lead

“Who am I to…” Why Student-Athletes Don’t Lead Dr. Cory Dobbs, The Academy for Sport Leadership One of the deepest needs within people is belonging.  If you’re a coach you belong to the coaching “fraternity” or “sorority.”  And it feels…