Owen at Duke Lacrosse (leadership?) Camp

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Music to a father’s ears. The guest speaker, a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army, impressed the campers with 3 ideas:
1. pick up the trash – your school / your field / your dorm room is your home where you live and receive your friends
2. be respectful to your teammates – easy to find fault
3. don’t make fun of your captains – followers are leaders also

I asked O what this all meant. He related to the LtCol’s notion that leadership stems from personal courage and this comes from knowing yourself. One cannot lead others until you know yourself. Blaming others is a sign that one hasn’t found personal courage which stems from taking a hard look at yourself. Complete clip here.

Good. OK. I’ll try to remember this. Yep.