Maintaining a positive mindset is paramount. Instead of dwelling on the negative aspects, focus on the lessons learned and the opportunities for growth that the setback you've faced has now presented.
There's the additional value from going head-to-head with personal challenges. Fighting through the difficult times builds resilience.
After a tough loss, the Toronto Maple Leafs do their best to put it behind them and come out skating even harder and with greater determination the following game. We should all do our best to keep the losses from piling up.
A strong team is often as good as its leadership. There's no question that there's value in motivation and working toward a common goal. That's why, there is such great emphasis on positive leadership within the Toronto Maple Leafs.
As an individual, trying to get a team to follow your vision isn't easy. Michael Fullan was written that there are five core components of effective leadership.
He says that they are creating and sharing knowledge, recognizing and understanding change, moral purpose, building relationships, and coherence making. Good chance, Tavares has read up on Fullan and brings these components with him to the rink each day.
In theory, putting leadership into action is easy. However, when it's time to actually guide a team to success and pull others up around you, it can be far more difficult than anticipated. That's why finding and utilizing the right leadership style is essential.
Question 8: What's your leadership style?
a) Leading by Example
Hard working and the first on the ice and the last one off
Progress-focused and inspirational, reminding everyone of the goal of winning the Stanley Cup
c) The Big Yeller
Pointing out everyone's flaws in the loudest most abrasive way possible