Leadership Skills

2022 Green 13 Nominations

2022 Green 13 Nominations

Green 13 is back and bigger than ever. Two years ago we introduced our national Green 13 Program; a celebration of 13 students/athletes across the country who best represent what it means to be "GREEN". Previous Green 13 Recipients Year 1 Recipients Year 2 Recipients...

The Top 10 Pain Points Coaches Experience

The Top 10 Pain Points Coaches Experience

At Lead ‘Em Up we are privileged to work with great coaches all across the globe in all sports. Our heart and mission is to make the life of the coach easier by helping them build the leaders needed to win. In an effort to do that, we are constantly asking questions and seeking feedback from the coaches themselves.

Through this process we’ve identified the top 10 pain points the majority of coaches experience.

Lead ‘Em Up Classroom is Here

Lead ‘Em Up Classroom is Here

We are thrilled to share some very exciting news with you... Lead 'Em Up is now teacher tested and student approved! During the past year we've been piloting our classroom curriculum with four schools across North America. We've received tremendous feedback from...

2021 Green 13 Nominations

2021 Green 13 Nominations

Green 13 is back and bigger than ever. Last year we introduced our Green 13 program: 13 athletes who represented what it means to be "green" as we announced the original 13 recipients of this highly respected and coveted award. (Click here to see the original Green 13...

Are You Asking Your Leaders This?

Are You Asking Your Leaders This?

In sports, and in life, we will all be a follower at some point and actively participate in the role of a ‘follower’. And in most cases, we will be in that role more often than that of leadership.

So, why not learn to excel as both a leader and a follower?

5 Biggest Moments in Lead ‘Em Up

5 Biggest Moments in Lead ‘Em Up

Take a look back at the 5 biggest moments in Lead ‘Em Up. What a great run these 5-years. We have more growing to do and more impact to make.

5 Years – 5 Wishes

5 Years – 5 Wishes

Are you a friend of Lead 'Em Up?  Hmm... I think so, how do I know for sure? Here's how you know for sure: if you support Lead 'Em Up in any of the following ways:  1) being an online member, 2) having gone through Lead 'Em Up sessions, 3) following us on social media...

What You Can’t See

What You Can’t See

It takes great teammates who lead and who know how to be led at the same time, to achieve success. Sports are very special because they parallel real life. Without special teammates and leadership, you cannot reach your own or team’s full potential.

Success is truly all about the TEAM.

The Top 10 Most Popular Lead ‘Em Up Exercises

The Top 10 Most Popular Lead ‘Em Up Exercises

We pride ourselves on our unique curriculum which reaches athletes where they’re at, teaches them how they learn, and is filled with themes which are memorable and portable.

While it’s hard to narrow down which exercises are the best, we compiled a list of the 10 most popular Lead ‘Em Up exercises.

More Is Needed

More Is Needed

Leading by example is the absolute bare minimum requirement to being an effective leader. The best leaders do so much more.

Let Your Body Do The Talking

Let Your Body Do The Talking

We all communicate through one universal language, body language; and when we control it, we’re in control of how others view us.

The Corner, Featuring Chloe Murdock

The Corner, Featuring Chloe Murdock

Discover how Chloe Murdock’s leadership growth has impacted his teammates and program in this edition of The Corner from Lead ‘Em Up.

Virtual Team Sessions

Virtual Team Sessions

Looking to stay connected despite not being together in-person? Take advantage of our dynamic 45-minute Lead ‘Em Up team sessions. These unique, interactive leadership sessions will keep your team connected and growing.

Compounding Leadership

Compounding Leadership

A true developmental win in your program looks like this: the leadership habits you’ve committed to teaching today, would compound for years to come. A true win is possible and we are collectively in this together.

Five Leadership Lessons From The NFL Playoffs

Five Leadership Lessons From The NFL Playoffs

Leadership is more than quick soundbites while being mic'd up. We often hear announcers comment, "He's such a great leader for his team." But what does that mean? What does he do? What traits does he possess which make him a leader? NFL Wild Card weekend was full of...

Paint the Picture

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...

The More You Pour Into Your Players, The More They Have To Give

The More You Pour Into Your Players, The More They Have To Give

"What's down in the well, comes up in the bucket." We're sure you've heard this countless times, but it's one of those great quotes which we need continual reminders of. The Naval Seals have a saying, "You don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your...