What is it?
• A process of social influence in which one
person can enlist the aid and support of
others in the accomplishment of a common
• Being able to make people follow you and
your ideals, helping you achieve your goals.
1. Chemers M. (1997) An integrative theory of leadership.
• Where does leadership take place?
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE IN A LEADERSHIP
POSITION TO LEAD
• Regional Judges command the respect of
players and other judges as authorities on the
practice of judging and the ways in which they
accomplish judging-related tasks. They have
an understanding of effective leadership in a
broader context both within and outside of
tournaments. They are trusted by the judges
whom they lead.
As a L2
• You don’t have to wait to be a L3.
• Normally you become a leader first, are
recognized as such by your peers, then you level
• The level only matters to people that don’t know
• L3 is not a key that opens a door to magical
• L3 is not about being the one that travels to the
most GPs. One of the most important roles of a
L3 is what they do in their local communities.
As a L2 - Community
• Start looking beyond your area.
• Do you know anything about judges in other
states or countries?
• Is there anything that can be tackled to
improve your region?
– Education and mentoring
As a L2 - Tournaments
• Keep an eye on what needs to be done,
• Propose changes if something can be
• Go beyond what you’re told to do (but ask
• The event is more than just what your team is
supposed to do.
As a L2 – Overall
• Leadership requires understanding your
– What do they enjoy doing?
– What would they like to improve on?
– What are their goals, what do they want to
Born or made?
• Conscientiousness (a desire to do a task well)
• Openness to experience
• General self-efficacy (belief in one’s ability to
Your personal path
• Every leader is different.
• Your own path will determine your style.
• Not everything works with everybody.
• You need to find out what works for you.
• Your personality is very important, don’t try to
• Learn from other leaders, adapt what works
What’s his/her style?
• Choose a judge that you consider a leader.
• Try to identify his or her style(s).
To sum it up
• You don’t have to be X level or be assigned to
a specific tournament position to be a leader.
Find out what you can do and get involved
• We’re all different, and our personalities
dictate what kind of leadership works for us.
Find your style!