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# Using sports experience to display leadership?

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27 Dec 2013, 04:16
I was an athlete on a university sports team and I'm looking to use this story as an answer to one of the essay questions. The essay asks for leadership experience and challenges that I faced. People recommend using sports stories to convey these, but after a period of trying to write the draft, I'm just not sure what I can say.

It was a team-based sport and I did a lot of training with other players. For each game, we tried our best to win games collaboratively and we tried to play our specific position to the best of our abilities. It was really the coach who was the leader on the team.

Any tips on what type of leadership display and challenges I can derive from collegiate team sports experience? I'm certain there were some common instances that I can pull, but a guide in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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04 Jan 2014, 13:19
Hi there,

Good question, and it sounds like you probably do have good experiences to draw from here. Both the elements of leading the team, AND working as a team (so, leadership and teamwork), can likely be conveyed.

Hope that helps!
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