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Leadership is Not an Option

We are goalkeepers. We are the anchor in a strong defense.   We are the start to a counter attack offense. And, we of course are game savers.   We assume responsibility all over the field. We are, and we must always be leaders.   We must constantly set an example. As goalkeepers and leaders we must always set a positive example for those around us. We should be the hardest workers, the most prepared, and the ones willing to do all the things no one else wants to do. Be the first to the field, the last one to leave, and the one who carries the heaviest load. We must be confident. The best leaders not only exemplify confidence, but their confidence is contagious to those around them. Teammates are naturally drawn to confident leaders, seeking insight, and therefore becoming individually more self-assured. If we don't believe in ourselves, how can we ask other to?  We inevitably will give up goals, some good and others subpar; but remaining confident in our abilities and our team’s strengths will be crucial for our team’s success. We must take responsibility of our mistakes and then we must work hard to fix them, gaining confidence in knowing with each mistake we overcome, we become better goalkeepers and stronger leaders. We must communicate. Communication is one of the most important, if not the most important, keys to a leader’s success. To grow as leaders we must learn how to be effective, motivating communicators.  We have the ability to see the entire field and being able to communicate what we see to our defenders is going to be crucial when trying to stop the opponent’s attack.  We must develop good relationships with our teammates and learn the best ways to communicate with each of them, both on and off of the field. It is our job not only to be the best possible goalkeepers that we can be, but also to bring the best out of each player that we play with.   We are leaders. We are held accountable, and hold others accountable.  We encourage those around us. We communicate effectively. We are TKI goalkeepers. 

We are goalkeepers.

We are the anchor in a strong defense.  

We are the start to a counter attack offense.

And, we of course are game savers.  

We assume responsibility all over the field.

We are, and we must always be leaders.

 

We must constantly set an example.

As goalkeepers and leaders we must always set a positive example for those around us. We should be the hardest workers, the most prepared, and the ones willing to do all the things no one else wants to do. Be the first to the field, the last one to leave, and the one who carries the heaviest load.

We must be confident.

The best leaders not only exemplify confidence, but their confidence is contagious to those around them. Teammates are naturally drawn to confident leaders, seeking insight, and therefore becoming individually more self-assured. If we don't believe in ourselves, how can we ask other to?  We inevitably will give up goals, some good and others subpar; but remaining confident in our abilities and our team’s strengths will be crucial for our team’s success. We must take responsibility of our mistakes and then we must work hard to fix them, gaining confidence in knowing with each mistake we overcome, we become better goalkeepers and stronger leaders.

We must communicate.

Communication is one of the most important, if not the most important, keys to a leader’s success. To grow as leaders we must learn how to be effective, motivating communicators.  We have the ability to see the entire field and being able to communicate what we see to our defenders is going to be crucial when trying to stop the opponent’s attack.  We must develop good relationships with our teammates and learn the best ways to communicate with each of them, both on and off of the field. It is our job not only to be the best possible goalkeepers that we can be, but also to bring the best out of each player that we play with.  

We are leaders.

We are held accountable, and hold others accountable. 

We encourage those around us.

We communicate effectively.

We are TKI goalkeepers