Even In Individual Sports, Leadership Means Thinking About Others
Kevin Blue is the Senior Associate Athletics Director at Stanford University. Blue graduated from Stanford in 2005 as a four-year letter winner on the men's golf team and went on to earn his PhD in Sports Psychology at Michigan State University. He still coaches golf for both amateurs and professionals.
In this video Blue explains how leadership involves thinking beyond oneself and considering the interests of others. Blue describes the challenges of competing in golf -- an individual sport, within a team setting -- where it is not necessarily natural to consider how to positively impact others. The experience helped him not only on the course, but by seeing how meeting the needs of teammates contributes to his leadership role as a sports executive.