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Leadership Step by Step by Joshua Spodek

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CHAPTER 14

The Model

I love the sport of ultimate frisbee, one of my great passions when I played competitively. For those who don’t know, it’s an intense, active sport, as athletic and exhausting as soccer or rugby. My freshman year, my college team made it to Nationals to finish fifth in the nation. As a freshman, I didn’t contribute much, but the experience established my passion.

In college, we drove to tournaments in vans. After the last game each day, we would gather by the vans to change out of our cleats and sweaty uniforms, covered in dirt and often blood, exhausted, and hungry.

I would say, “Guys, we all want to shower, eat, and sleep. Instead of changing here, let’s get in the vans and change on the way to the hotel. Then we can shower, ...

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