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Leadership Like Michael Jordan

Leadership Like Michael Jordan

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Michael played baseball. “Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball of all time. Jordan always wanted to turn a negative situation into a positive situation. at least I won't look back and say that I was afraid to try. failure makes me work even harder. Michael Jordan was born on February 17.2 points. The following year he made the varsity team and as a senior he was selected to the McDonald’s All American Team after averaging a triple double: 29. during his sophomore year. “If it turns out that my best wasn't good enough. 11. but this is what made Jordan the way he is today. He showed great determination and work ethic. football. North Carolina where he began his sports career.” Jordan and his family moved to Wilmington. and basketball. But when Jordan tried out for varsity basketball. as he dominated junior varsity by tallying several forty point games. His heart and dedication towards thriving for what he wanted. While attending High School in Wilmington. He was viewed as being too short to play basketball on the team. . The following summer.” But to gage Jordan by his statistics and his height would be an understatement. He was only 5’11 at the time.Jordan Leadership |2 Final Paper: Great Leader Profile and Evaluation Leadership Like Mike One of the greatest athletes of all time.6 rebounds and 10. According to the National Basketball Association. Michael never took no for an answer and would always thrive to be the best he could be. 1963 in Brooklyn New York and the game of basketball has never been the same. he was denied. Jordan grew four more inches and worked more at his game. Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. no one could match it.1 assists. Michael was later quoted about overcoming failure by saying. That is one way he was so successful.

but it's an illusion to me. In 1981. I know fear is an obstacle for some people. But the list continues. He also was a tree time all star game MVP. His famous trademark jersey number 23 is now retired by the Chicago Bulls. and it is history from there. won the rookie of the year award. I had to get out there and go for it. he averaged 17..Jordan Leadership |3 Jordan’s mindset was so focused on what he wanted that it made him easier to visualize himself succeeding. and 1998. never settling for second place. winning titles in 1991. nine time NBA all defensive first team. Jordan once said. Jordan left North Carolina one year before his scheduled graduation to enter the 1984 NBA Draft. ten time scoring champion.0% shooting. as he was a ten time winner of the NBA all star first team.292 points . six time finals MVP.0 rebounds per game. Michael is a six time NBA champion. After winning the Naismith and the Wooden College Player of the Year awards in 1984.7 ppg on 54. Jordan received a scholarship to play as a Tar Heel at North Carolina. and added 5. the John Wooden award. The Chicago Bulls selected Jordan with the third overall pick. and Adolph Rupp Trophy. During his three seasons at North Carolina. and all rookie first team. and was on the NBA’s 50th anniversary all time team. the list goes on and on.. “I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. 1992. Michael Jordan professional career finished with 32. and one NBA defensive player of the year. fourteen time NBA all star. three time steals champion. In his college career at North Carolina. the Oscar Robertson Trophy. He was selected by consensus to the NCAA All American First team in both his sophomore and junior seasons in 1983 and 1984.” That is how he got through the younger stages in his live. two time dunk contest champion. 1996. 1993. he won the NCAA Championship in 1984. He won five NBA most valuable player awards. 1997. Jordan’s career highlights and awards are remarkable. the Naismith College player of the year award.

In 1998. Michael Jordan’s life is best credited to some very important traits that made Michael the person he is today. and how he accomplished all of his remarkable achievements. so I always had to operate at a maximum effort to compete. yet his life journey was incomplete compared to the others NBA legends. He once said to the reporter after getting the MVP title. He hadn’t made his team a winner. I had only modest skills. and missed.” Michael used this motivation to thrive for more in life. MJ was the perfect example of self-discipline. He had stepped his career to a higher level. not just some times. The way he achieved his goals. 6. His work ethic is an important . Discipline means doing the right thing at the right time. displayed determination and confidence were remarkable assets that helped him become the leader he is today. to the level of stars. and this what motivates me to do things better. Never would you see Michael take off plays or slack off and it showed.662 rebounds. ran his business.Jordan Leadership |4 scored. MJ was chosen to be the MVP All Star. Michael displayed the importance of the attitude that he showed towards discipline and leadership. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot.. And that is why I succeed.” One of the most important quotes of Michael Jordan’s life sums up his whole life. “I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career.633 assists. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. and 5. doing it as good as it can be and doing it consistently. As a player. “After coaching him for eight seasons. One of the most regarded coaches in NBA history and Michael’s coach for eight seasons had this to say about Michael. I mean he never takes a day off. “What separate me with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson is they got the winner title for their team and a personal achievement at the same time. I still marvel at how much Michael's enthusiasm energizes us. overcame failure. even at practice. These numbers are off the charts as Jordan went on to have one of the best careers in NBA history. I have lost almost 300 games. but most of the time.. for the first time.

Have fun. Enjoy the game. one of the signs of Michael's greatness is that he turned his weaknesses into strengths.. but it's an illusion to me. Michael puts them at ease.Jordan Leadership |5 personal bond between us. I know fear is an obstacle for some people.. but because he was so fearless and had great determination towards winning the game. Every season. he makes himself available to dozens of children who belong to the Make-A-Wish foundation . This is Michael’s view on how he had to be aggressive. and how he accomplished all of his achievements. These guys are chiefly interested in ego gratification. For me after reading on what Phil Jackson had to say about Michael Jordan. The thing about Michael is he takes nothing about his game for granted. and that is how he got through life. Nowadays. taunting one another and beating their chests after a dunk. lets them have a laugh and makes it possible for them to enjoy basketball (Bleacher Report). Yet in a totally sincere way.” His determination and confidence was remarkable. he wanted something to say about it. Jordan always wanted the ball in his hands at the end of the game and wanted to always hit the game winning shot. there's a certain humility in Michael's willingness to take on the difficult work of making himself a more complete player. but you can never put it into perspective on how much of a leader and icon he really was. There are so many young players who play with anger.children with fatal diseases. I had to get out there and go for it. so many kids come into the league with arrogant attitudes. Another of the qualities I most respect in Michael is his demeanor on the court. with no fear.” That is how he played the game. “I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. thinking that their talent is all they need to succeed. I found and grew even more respect for him. Imagine how difficult it is to approach these kids with cheer and goodwill. By contrast. You think you know Michael. but not in the selfish way it comes across. . Michael’s philosophy was simple. For me. “Just play.

Jordan expected things from himself before he actually did them. Players like Toni Kukoc. but he stayed confident and overcame his failures. or athletically talented but they worked extremely hard to succeed and Jordan’s work ethic and determination wore off on these players and they became to grow as a team. how he had missed 26 game winning shots. Scottie Pippen. Jordan was portrayed as such a prestigious athlete and it defiantly had its benefits. or work around it. Luke Longonly. go through it. whether or not it was a game or just in practice. Michael instilled confidence in his teammates and was not afraid to call on them in important situations in games. it makes me realize how much his words were so meaningful to not only his life but impacting several other people’s lives as well. and Dennis Rodman were all great examples of this. his teammates felt like they had to match the intensity and play up to Jordan’s level in order to stay on the same page with Michael on the court. For example. It seems like Michael Jordan was a story book of quotes that the list goes on and on. Steve Kerr. Where ever Michael went. Figure out how to climb it. Not all these athletes were the most physically gifted. Michael does not have to have the demanding personality on the court and with his teammates. don't turn around and give up. “Obstacles don't have to stop you. He had a vision of what he wanted to accomplish. By then he was already on to the next goal.” This was Jordan’s view on how he became so determined. He always learned for his mistakes and his mistakes propelled him to work harder as an individual and thrive for the goals he wanted to accomplish. Like he was quoted saying earlier.Jordan Leadership |6 Michael put Chicago on the map and changed to whole attitude towards basketball and towards winning now Chicago is looked at as a basketball powerhouse. But as I have read more about Jordan and have read these quotes. If you run into a wall. he instilled a . This is what made Jordan into a leader. Every time he was on the court. and he was never satisfied when accomplishing his goals.

Jordan was named the greatest athlete of the past 50 years (sports illustrated). An ESPN survey of journalists. Jordan would always demand the ball at crunch time. above icons such as Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali. He put this city on the map and even today is looked at as one of the more prestigious basketball organizations in NBA history. Jordan's total of 5. which was scoring and dunking. He retired with 32. In the regular season. Everything was marketed towards the things that people wanted to see. but it was never . By 1998. the marketing of Michael Jordan. “Many of Jordan's contemporaries label Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time. Celtic and NBA legend Larry Bird was quoted describing Jordan as “God disguised as Michael Jordan” after Michael dropped 63 points against the Celtics and set a playoff record. the season of his Finals-winning shot against the Jazz. the Associated Press voted him as the basketball player of the 20th century. athletes and other sports figures ranked Jordan the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century. In the September 1996 issue of Sport. The height of Jordan’s talent was through the roof. which was the publication's 50th anniversary issue.292 points in regular season play. Jordan placed second to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press's list of 20th century athletes. placing him third on the NBA's all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. Jordan has also appeared on the front cover of Sports Illustrated a record 49 times. In addition. he was well known throughout the league as a clutch performer.Jordan Leadership |7 certain swagger and confidence in not only his teammates but the whole town of Chicago.” “I think it was the exposure of Michael Jordan. That Michael Jordan still played defense and an all-around game.987 points in the playoffs is the highest in NBA history. Jordan was the Bulls' primary threat in the final seconds of a close game and in the playoffs.

In August 2009. however. Michael Jordan is still viewed as if not the best but one of the best players to play the game of basketball even to this day. People compare players in today’s game like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. 2012. . and it taking his post life business career to the next level.com/attitude-of-a-leader-by-michael-jordan-mj. Ever where you go Michael Jordan’s legacy is well known and he is viewed as a basketball icon still to this day.” Works Cited "English_netbook. “just play. In the words of Michael himself. Michael Jordan is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. he still succeeds and thrives for more in life.” This is how publicists viewed Michael Jordan and respected Jordan as more than just a superstar but as a well polished all around athlete. Web. 28 Apr. have fun.englishnetbook. having earned six world championships during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls and setting a slew of records in the process. and enjoy the game. Michael Jordan was rewarded by the NBA and was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield MA. His Jordan brand of clothing and shoes will continue to evolve and it s becoming a global market for Jordan. His leadership qualities stem from more than his skills on the court. Michael Jordon is a leader due to his character as well as his accomplishments (Vaux).Jordan Leadership |8 really publicized. but no disrespect to these players. There at the museum they also dedicated Michael’s own section where they have an exhibit for the 1992 dream team and another exhibit just on the career of Michael Jordan. no one will ever be able to fill the shoes that Michael Jordan wore. Even though Michael is past his career in the world of basketball. <http://www." Attitude of a Leader by Michael Jordan (MJ).html>. Right now he is Chairman of the charlotte Bobcats.

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