Mystery Reflection

I really don’t know how to answer this, but when I view leadership it can be “yes” or “no”. Leadership is something you are born with and develop over time. It is something you believe in and model every day of the week. You take control of situations whether it is on a sports team or simply in a group during a workshop. Not only do leaders take control, they also know when to step back and let other people shine in the spot light. So my decision is that leadership comes from “yes”.

My personal leadership experience was when I was coaching 5th grade boys basketball and there was one game stuck out the most to me. It was a Saturday game in Kingston, Michigan and it was our last game of the season. Our season prior to this day wasn’t going how the team wanted it to go. We had only won two previous games and lost the rest, so this game was important to the kids because the team we were playing we beat once already. The tip off was won by the other team and they took it down and scored. The kids were alright with it though because it was just the beginning of the game. So my team went down and scored and the team’s confidence had risen again. So the game went on and toward the end of the game we were down by one, with 10 seconds left and we were at the free throw line. It was a one and one, so I called a timeout just to make sure they knew what to do if the shooter was to miss. I told them that they need to believe in their ability and that they were going to win the game. So the ref passed the ball to the shooter and the shooter dribbled a couple times and shot the ball. The ball hit the side of the rim and bounced off. One of my players though got the rebound and was in the corner of the court with his back to the basket. Everyone was yelling for him to shoot so he turned around and threw it up. While the basketball was in the air the buzzer went off and the ball went through the hoop. We won by one and the kids went crazy because they won from a miracle shot, but when I told them to believe in their abilities they did and that was my experience with leadership.
5th grade basketball

An example of a public leader that supports my answer is Peyton Manning. He is a person that believes in leadership and models it every day. In this article Peyton Manning by Superfans he is descried in one word as leader, competitor, intense, and passionate. He can take control of a situation by simply quieting a crowd in order for him to make the calls he needs for his fellow players to make plays. His ability to lead is what makes him one of the greatest football players to ever play the game of football.

New Orleans Saints v Denver Broncos


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