“Invest in every single one of [your players], because your school, ultimately, will be united as one, no matter the role, no matter the purpose. Each person will stand united. No man or woman will be left standing alone.”“Key to Victory 1”, The Tiebreaker
Guiding Thoughts to Ponder
- How do you get to know your players’ stories? Do you share your story with them? Being vulnerable with one another is one step closer to investing in one another. It breaks down barriers, builds empathy, and strengthens relationships.
- Which player (MVPs, Role Players, or Bench Players) do you find the hardest to _______ (relate, motivate, etc.)? Which do you find the easiest?
- How do you or how can you invest in all of your players? Create a list and start investing! Deliver a surprise (big or small) each week to show your appreciation for your teammates.
- How do you define success for yourself? For your colleagues? For your building?
- Personally, I struggle with the Pareto Principle, but that does not mean you have to struggle with the idea. I am stubborn and believe my team is only as strong as the weakest link. However, there is a lot of truth behind this principle. Discuss how your leadership style fits (or does not fit) with this principle.