These skills can be applied anywhere: a sport’s field, in the classroom and in your home life. It’s a mindset and understanding of the overall role you play. You don’t need a “title” to be a leader. Many of these can be applied to your everyday life.

  1. Passion. When you truly care about something, others can tell. You make it a priority.

  2. Set the example. If you expect guidelines to be followed, you must pave the way.

  3. Talk less, listen more. When you listen, you’re more likely to hear and understand the underlying issues.

  4. Motivation. It’s one thing to have ideas; it’s another thing to take action and follow through. When morale gets low, be the one who keeps people going.

  5. Trustworthiness. Your team members must know they can depend on you to have their best interest at heart. Building trust takes time and can be hard to earn back once it’s lost.

  6. Flexibility. Things happen. Plans change. Being open-minded and accepting the idea of taking a different path show adaptability.