(A blog post written by Helena Hernandez)
Ever tried working on a team that lacks leadership? Yes? How did that go? (I’m guessing it did not go too well!)
Every team needs leadership. Every team needs leaders. However, this notion of leadership is not intended to put someone on a pedestal. Leadership is a tool and skill utilized to guide and unify the team towards goal accomplishment.
In popular culture and the media, athletes are often portrayed as dumb jocks – physically fit and mentally incapable. We want to change this narrative. Athletes, especially those performing at the highest levels are not only physically fit, they are mentally fit. Their mental fitness manifests as both resiliency and exceptional leadership skills. Both of which are necessary to gain the trust of their teammates and to mobilize their teammates towards success.
(Helena is a rising junior at Babson College. She is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Information Systems. Helena is presently interning in the marketing team of the legal department operations section of Argopoint - a boutique, legal management consulting firm in Beacon Hill, MA.)
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