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Paint the Picture

Coaches fully understand when the leader improves, everybody wins. But how many players do? One of the best things about investing in leadership development is the multiplying effect it has. Individuals, teams, programs, schools, and communities all benefit when...

Leading By Example Is Not Enough

When thinking of the characteristics which define leadership one of the top responses is always, "leading by example." We've all heard this phrase for as long as we can remember. Does it have merit? Yes...but it can't be the only thing required or expected of the...

Better People Make Better Athletes

Oftentimes the emphasis in youth and high school sports is placed on talent level alone. Adults get too caught up in the things which matter least in the long run. When we pause to reflect on what's most important, we should consider the following: How many great...

Leadership is a Lifestyle

What do great leaders do more than anyone else? Great leaders lead all the time. More than anything else, great leaders are consistent. Leadership affects our every day interactions and experiences. As leaders, everything we say and do has an impact. We either bring...

Make Leadership The New Cool

Is leadership cool? We absolutely believe so! Many times leadership isn't viewed as cool, but when we stop and reflect on the best athletes and coaches in the world, the vast majority of them exhibit tremendous leadership ability. It's time we address the coolness of...

Leadership Needs Reps

Are we born strong? Are we born with the ability to lift a ton of weight or run great distances? Of course not.  The best athletes in the world have to consistently workout, practice, and get their reps. Why should leadership be any different? Too often we hear...

When The Leader Improves, Everybody Wins!

One of our guiding principles at Lead 'Em Up is when the leader improves, everybody wins. We believe in it so much, it's one of the foundational blocks of Lead 'Em Up. In everything we do, we strive to improve the leader. When the leader improves they become an...