Think about the last team you were a part of… maybe it was a sports team.
You shared a common goal or purpose with other people. If you had an effective team then you, undoubtedly, also had good leadership.
My high school dance team had a goal: win state. It was as simple as that.
The work that went towards accomplishing that goal was anything but simple. Thousands of smaller goals had to be met first. It was a journey that spanned the course of a year and there were many distractions and hurdles along the way.
We needed someone to keep the vision in place and to keep the group moving forward. Officers were chosen to lead the team. The effective ones learned, soon enough, that being a leader really meant being a servant.
That was my first experience on a dance team. We didn’t win the state championship that year but I learned a lot about leadership and about working within a group.
Twenty-something years later, I found myself leading the booster club for my daughter’s dance team. The girls had the same goal, a state championship.
I watched closely and observed how the team was led.
They had a coach who knew the rules of the state dance association, inside and out. She knew what the judges were looking for and she knew what it would take to get the girls to perform at their highest level. She told the girls what they needed to hear and she pushed them to be their best even when it hurt.
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