Saturday, March 7, 2009

About Hard Court Lessons

Hard Court Leadership Lessons is a leadership development blog and radio program that's designed to enlighten and motivate aspiring leaders of tomorrow using parallels from the game of basketball and sports.

As our society continues to mature and face new challenges, it becomes increasingly important for up and coming leaders to be ready to step into roles that will help move us collectively forward.

Our generation has placed greater demands on leaders to maintain or increase productivity with less resources, time and support. Leaders are looked at and expected to provide guidance and direction particularly during tough times.

Hard Court Leadership Lessons helps individuals and organizations realize the current leadership skills that already exists by first understanding the direct link between effective leadership and our individual behaviours.

Hard Court Leadership Lessons believes that leadership development is more than just a game.

Guiding Principles

1. We establish ourselves as leaders through our actions as opposed to our titles or positions;

2. Anyone can exhibit leadership skills, they have to make the choice to want to;

3. Effective leadership is about having a positive effect on others; and

4. The parallels that exist between basketball and life are very relevant and lessons from the game can be applied to leadership.

These guiding principles can help us manage our relationships effectively, enable us to be better contributors to society and be better leaders.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”John Quincy Adams