The Code – Lead By Example

What values do you uphold?

We always hear people state what they want others to do. Anyone that knows me will tell you that I try to lead by example.

In 2011 I had the privilege of coaching a U18 football team (soccer for the Canadians). At the first training session, I set out my code of honour that I live by. I told the team (and the other coaches), This is what they will sign up to, if they were to play on the team. (Copy below) The outcome was that they out performed all their own expectations. I have no idea where the team finished at the end of the season. All I know is that if and when I see any of the team; (or the parents)we sHare a smile of triumph.

The season has to be one of the most fulfilling that I have been a part of. I live these values day in and day out.

The CODE that I posted was not lip service.  I walk my walk, do you?

I was listening to an inspirational speaker and that was a question he posed. Personally and professionally there are values that are your core values. When the stuff is flying around you, these are the things that will define a great leader.

By establishing the values we all knew:

  • What was expected.
  • What each person would do for the team.
  • What good behaviour looked like.

It was an amazing season! I’m not saying we won trophy after trophy. However what they’ll all agree is that they all grew individually and as a TEAM.

I live within the code and instill the concepts of it within those I meet. Share this with those around you and let me know how it works out.

Amigos Code of Honor



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