Specially Team sports such as soccer, baseball, and basketball are breeding grounds for leadership traits. Studies done in high schools reveal a correlation between sports participation and leadership qualities. Because of the opportunity to train, try, win, or lose together, people involved in sports are naturally more inclined to adopt a “team mindset” in the workplace and in social situations. The team mindset leads to strong leadership qualities over time. To be a leader you can improve following qualities:
- Set an example. As a leader and authority figure, your fellow team members are likely to follow you down any behavioral path you choose.
- Awareness. As the leader of a team, awareness is key.
- Passion. Sport is intrinsically passionate.
- Motivational skills.
- Will to win.