The Ghana Football Association in collaboration with Betway organized a leadership development training workshop the Women Premier league clubs in Ghana. The events saw two holdings, clubs in the Southern Zone were hosted at the Labadi Beach Hotel while clubs in the Northern zone were hosted in Kumasi Lancaster Hotel on the 8th of match, 2023, a day universally known as International Women’s Day.
The meeting was graced with three speakers, one international speaker and two local speakers. Topics covered included leadership analysis, developing a personal leadership philosophy and the need for emotional intelligence.
As a club manager, coach or media associate there is a need to act as a leader to promote the growth of your team. You need to have that self-awareness on developing and practicing self-care.
Build healthy relationship around you, delegate tasks to prevents pressure on you. Conduct a SWOT analysis to know your strength, weakness, opportunity and threat in your surroundings to promote personal growth. Take care of yourself first as a Leader to be able to take care of others.
Leaders who are honest, ethical and trustworthy are likely to inspire loyalty, vision and empathy from their subordinates. What type of leader are you and what do you want to be remembered for? Leave a legacy as a coach, team manager, team owner or journalist.
True measure of leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less!!
Therefore, don’t get infected by destination disease which can stunt your growth, allowing colleagues to by pass you, always have your heart set right.
Lastly your mental state is always important as a leader, it is necessary to employ validation in situation before reaching a conclusion. Remember to employ empathy, reality check on situation before making a decision when conflict arise.
An unforgotten example is the situation when Kudus Mohammed scored for Ajax and dedicated the goal to the late Christian Atsu, with his shirt raised. The referee understanding the situation at hand, was great as he did not issue a yellow card but let him know what happen is beyond football. Always validate the situation before making a decision.
Image Credit – GFA Communications
Source: Gloria Kafui Kuzo – Sports Journalist / Admin