Great Team Captains – The Seven Traits They Share

  1. Extreme doggedness and focus in competition
  2. Aggressive play that tests the limits of the rules
  3. A willingness to do thankless jobs in the shadows.
  4. A low-key, practical, and democratic communication style
  5. Motivates others with passionate nonverbal displays
  6. Strong convictions and the courage to stand apart
  7. Ironclad emotional control

From: The Captain Class, by Sam Walker

If Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher Marcus Aurelius were coaching a football team, he’d be teaching his players to be:
• Focused
• Always Competing
• Selfless
• Clear
• Inspiring
• Courageous
• Controlled