Jeff Janssen, a leadership guru and founder and president of the Janssen Sports Leadership Center, recently wrapped up his first series of seminars at the University of Colorado in front of 67 student-athletes and 44 coaches from 12 of the school's athletic programs.
Janssen's lectures to CU student-athletes and coaches over the last year covered a variety of sub topics from team commitment, to constructively confronting teammates, to learning approaches in dealing with conflict. He also delved into discussions on developing self-confidence and overall team building. He ended his year-long tour last week with a conversation on honing the leadership qualities of assistant coaches.
Janssen's Leadership Academy was brought to CU through the Athletic Department's Leadership Development Program. The Leadership Development Program works with student-athletes to create a culture of positive leadership where all student-athletes will inherently contribute to excellence in their academic work, in their athletic pursuits and in their personal lives.