Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 138 - Leadership Challenges

Ep. 138 – Leadership Challenges

Episode 138: Leadership Challenges in Dance Teams: Navigating Lazy, Unmotivated, or Rule-Breaking Leaders


Leaders who are happy and effective will create a team of hardworking dancers who enjoy their time together. A negative leader though, can ruin an entire season. I’ve always loved having strong leaders on my dance team, but sometimes the dancer who is chosen to be that formal leader turns out to be a nightmare. Good leaders can motivate others and help the rest of the team stay positive, but what do you do when you have a leader who is lazy, isn’t showing up, or is blatantly breaking the rules?

In this episode, we’ll discuss what to do when a leader falls short, and we’ll break down the two important action steps to take with a leader when they aren’t stepping up. Tune into this episode to hear more about these two clear approaches to fix the problem while mentoring your athlete to be a stronger, positive presence for your program!

The leaders who don't step up to be positive or who are actively working against you can destroy what would otherwise be a season of hard work, joy, and success. But you don't need to just accept that as your reality. If leaders aren't showing up and fulfilling their duties, there are some simple action steps you can take to salvage the situation and teach your leaders how to be the positive role model you know they can be.

– Dr Chelsea

Key Highlights –

  • [2m 29s] – What to Do When a Leader Falls Short
  • [6m 53s] – Step One: Evaluate Why They Aren’t Leading
  • [12m 23s] – Step Two: Have an Honest Conversation

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