Emotional Leadership

This year, my son Ryan exemplified many of the conceptual attributes of self-actualization.  As captain of the 2011 Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Team. he did so by:

  • Being the “emotional leader” and “heartbeat” of the team;
  • Engaging the support of his teammates, who “rallied around him”;
  • Getting inspired and becoming an infectious  “catalyst” for his team;
  • Displaying integrity throughout;
  • Demonstrating a genuine love for his teammates;
  • Never giving up despite long odds as an “unseeded” team;
  • Staying focused in the face of devastating emotional pain;
  • Believing in yourself;
  • Living in the moment; and
  • Thinking big
A video montage of nationally broadcast interviews and select highlights summarizes this well.

About Spencer C. Young

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2 Responses to Emotional Leadership

  1. First off I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I have had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Appreciate it!

    • Thank you for your kind words. I can’t say I follow any routine before writing, and it doesn’t seem to me that you have a problem at all — taking 10 to 15 minutes to collect and organize your thoughts before beginning is not out of the ordinary, and likely efficient. I’ve got 17 websites, and the posts on this particular one are quite spontaneous in their derivation — once I find something (typically in video format) that is unique, memorable, relevant (to the theme and concepts to this website) and moves me emotionally, I create the post. And I try to keep my narrative informative but pithy, as quite often “less is more”.
      All the best,
      Spencer

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