via Coach Dawn Writes:
Do you believe that your job is to equip your players with life skills as well as sport skills? Well, this post will be right up your alley! In a TEDtalk called, New Data On The Rise Of Women, Hanna Rosin give tons of facts about how women are getting more advanced degrees, making more money, and taking on more leadership roles than ever before.
While those facts and figures were impressive, they weren’t what stood out to me. What her talk said to me is that those of us in position to train tomorrow’s leaders had better get on the ball! This is powerful information that should guide us in how we teach the leaders on our teams.
Rosin talks about how the “old” leadership model favored men with its hierarchical pattern, but how the “new” leadership model generally fits women better. What does this new model look like? Let’s check it out!
- Build teams. With all of these ideas, the idea that women inherently carry these qualities is a generalization. So don’t get all huffy that the assumption is that women excel at the less rigid leadership models…the numbers don’t lie. Okay, now that I’ve gotten the disclaimer out of the way, let’s talk. The days of the leader/manager/boss sitting up on high and being rarely seen are over. These days leaders roll up their sleeves and create groups of people who want to work together toward a common purpose...