Setting the Table for First Like

Leadership is only good if people follow. You can have the best intentions and goals but if no one follows your lead, your leadership won’t go anywhere.

This is why they often say the most important person to a leader is their first follower, without them, there’s nothing.

In addition, leaders won’t continue leading if no one follows. Followers are essential to leadership making an impact and leaders continuing to lead.

On the flip-side, the moment people start accepting the leadership and start following; momentum builds.

But imagine how much momentum you’d have if not just one follower followed, but a group of followers followed.

The First Like exercise creates an environment that builds confidence in the leader and leverages the leaders leadership to another level.

"“I had never thought of racing to support my teammates leadership the way I do now as a result of the First Like exercise.”"
Senior Girls Basketball Player

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First Like Lesson Plan

Player Growth Areas

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Language Guide

First Like

An intentional effort to immediately support the positive acts of
leadership demonstrated by others

First Like Shareable Graphics

Share these in the locker room, coaches office or on social media.

First Like Exercise Reminder Card

To emphasize and reinforce the lessons learned in this exercise with your players, download and share this graphic with them 24 hours after completing the exercise.

First Like Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • What is a “like”? 
  • The goal is to get more “likes” to help the teammates leadership to go ______.
  • Likes create an environment that produces greater _____________.