This leadership development system is based on the series of books entitled Habitudes®: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes, written by Dr. Tim Elmore, President of Growing Leaders. Because of the universal values this series helps to impart, athletic programs across the country have used Habitudes to help develop character and leadership in their athletes. What makes these tools so powerful is the research-based training methods which use distinct images, conversations, and experiences to teach timeless life and sports leadership skills in an engaging, memorable way.
Each season contains a variety of resources to help you implement a leadership training environment, including video sessions with Dr. Tim Elmore, in-depth Coach’s Guides that provide exercises and activities for practical application, and a Facilitator Training video that teaches you how to effectively conduct engaging leadership training with your this new generation of athletes.
In short, Habitudes for Athletes helps you:
- Transform a group of individual athletes into a unified force.
- Create teams of athletes who build trust with each other and their coaches.
- Create language to talk about real life issues in a safe and authentic way.
- Build teams where every athlete thinks and acts like a leader.
- Build athletes who make wise decisions that keep them in competition and out of trouble.
- Develop resilience, EQ, and leadership perspective in athletes
The Four Unique Seasons in our Athletic Leadership Program
The Art of Self-Leadership
In the first set of images from the system, student athletes learn how to lead themselves well by developing strong character, self-discipline, personal values, responsibility, initiative, self-esteem, time management, and a healthy support network.
The Art of Teamwork & Connecting with Teammates
Themes covered in the second series of images teach practical ways for athletes to develop strong relationships with their teammates, resolve conflict, and create a team culture.
The Art of Leading Others and Changing Team Culture
The third component of the program focuses on major leadership principles, including setting the vision for the team, setting goals, leading effective teams, handling criticism, and leveraging your influence to positively impact others on the team.
The Art of Navigating Transitions
Images from the fourth series are specifically designed to give student-athletes tools to navigate the critical junctions of life. This includes handling transitions that occur as part of their sport, as well as those in life after school.
View a sample of Habitudes for Athletes leadership development system that includes a sample of the videos, coaches guides, and PowerPoints.