Why Leadership Is Important

Special guest blog written by NFL Linebacker and Lead ‘Em Up Ambassador Lorenzo Alexander Throughout my athletic career, leadership has always been an important aspect of every team I’ve ever been on, starting at around eleven or twelve years of age. Around that time is when sports became more competitive and certain guys started being[…]

How To Effectively Communicate as a Coach

Effective leaders are effective communicators. Great coaches and leaders understand it’s not about what they know. Rather, it’s about how they communicate to empower those lead to achieve at a high level. Communication is key in all aspects of life, and certainly in sports. The quality of our relationships are determined by the quality of[…]

How Intentional Relationships Can Help Your Team Culture

Being a leader is a huge responsibility. With this great responsibility comes the importance of understanding why relationships matter. They matter in sports, and they matter in life. The best coaches and most admired teammates in the public eye have devoted their craft of leadership around building relationships with their teams, peers, assistant coaches, and[…]

Stepping Up To The Plate

A year after a fantastic 9-1 start en route to a 15-5 season, the Walter Johnson Varsity boys baseball team began this season with an unexpected 1-3 record accompanied by poor body language and little enthusiasm. During their strong 2016 campaign the team began their season going through a modified version of Lead ‘Em Up[…]

Staff Spotlight – Adam Bradley

Adam Bradley Position: President and Founder  After years of serving local high school teams with weekly leadership and character development sessions, Adam decided to share these powerful lessons with coaches across the world (Lead ‘Em Up has been used by coaches and teams in almost 40 states and 6 countries). In addition to his continued work[…]

Biggest Leadership Challenge

Thank you for the question coach. It’s a question I get asked often.  Each program is unique but I believe the players within each program are more similar then they are different. Regardless of the program I’m working with, a common challenge I face is trying to move players beyond what I call “momentary leadership.”[…]