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Captain's FAQs and Answers - How to Earn and Maintain Respect

Leadership is not a position but a privilege that must be earned and maintained.

Use these ideas to help you gain and maintain your teammates' and coaches' respect.

The Little Things Make a Big Difference! Part 2
Greg Shelley, Director of Leadership Academies at Georgetown, Colgate, and Lafayette
5 More Ways of How the Little Things Make a Big Difference! 6. Make small talk Coaches, learn as much as you can about your athletes. Learn the names of brothers, sisters, moms, and d . . . keep reading
Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center
Are you one of the Top Three Leaders on Your Team? Discover 13 questions you can use to find out who the best leaders are on your team. If you are going to be respected as a leader, you should lead in such a way that you would show up all over your teammates' and coaches' lists. . . . keep reading
How to Become a More Vocal Leader - Part 1
Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center
How to Become a More Vocal Leader - Part 1 Having a hard time being a vocal leader for your team? This is a common concern for many emerging and existing leaders - as well as their coaches. . . . keep reading
Are You a Leader of Distinction?
Are You a Leader of Distinction? Wondering how your leadership might rank with other leaders across the country? Check out a special leadership recognition program we use with the Carolina Leadership Academy to see if you too qualify as a Leader of Distinction. . . . keep reading
How do I display leadership skills without looking like a brown-noser to the coaches?
Want to step and lead but worried your teammates will think you are kissing up to your coaches? . . . keep reading
What if your teammates don't want to follow you?
Want to lead but it doesn't feel like your teammates want to follow you. Here's what you need to do to figure out why. . . . keep reading
Can I be a leader if I am not the best athlete on my team?
Can I be a leader if I am not the best athlete on my team? Do you want to be a leader but you are hesitant because you are not the best athlete on your team? Here's how to earn your team's respect as a leader whether you are a starter or a sub. . . . keep reading
What single quality is the most important to become an effective leader?
What does it take to be a respected leader? Find out the qualities you need to succeed as a leader. . . . keep reading
Can leadership skills be learned by reading books and taking classes or only through experience?
Virtually everyone can learn to be a better leader. While experience is often one of the best teachers, it can take a LONG time to acquire the necessary experiences to be an effective leader. And . . . keep reading
What can I do if voting for captains becomes a popularity contest?
Worried your teammates might pick the most popular person for captain and not the best leader for the job? . . . keep reading
How can I show I am dependable?
Looking to prove to your teammates and coaches that you can handle the job? Here's how. . . . keep reading
Who will be the leader when I leave?
Concerned about who might be the leader when you move on? Start now to mentor the emerging leaders on your team with these tips. . . . keep reading
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"The Carolina Leadership Academy has made an enormous impact on our culture at Carolina. The Team Captains Network provides our emerging and experienced leaders with a 24/7 resource and support network. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to get world-class leadership education and support for your student-athlete leaders!"

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