I went to school to learn to be a leader. UNCC taught me that it's easy to get the title but it is very difficult to become a great leader. It takes a lot of traits and a ton of work to become great. I sometimes reread that article to remind myself that those are the aspects of my life that I need to constantly improve on. Cam has developed into quite the leader in his time in Charlotte and I'd like to share with you just the few things from this article that he's done in the past week that prove he's not just a QB, he's a leader of men.
Intuition: [T]he tough decisions will be up to you to decide and you will need to depend on your gut instinct for answers. Learning to trust yourself is as important as your team learning to trust you.
-Trying to exaggerate an injury shows that Cam is willing to turn the heat onto himself. He is trying to take to focus off the off the field distractions and put it on his shoulders. I admire him for at least trying to do it as it's hard enough carrying the success and failure of the team on his shoulders every week.
Sense of humor: Encourage your team to laugh at the mistakes instead of crying. If you are constantly learning to find the humor in the struggles, your work environment will become a happy and healthy space, where your employees look forward to working in, rather than dreading it.
-We all got a chuckle when Cam took to the podium and successfully trolled the media this week. For at least a little while he was able to make the story about himself and if the media is talking about Cam, that means that they aren't talking about Hardy. I don't think this is something that he would have done a couple of years ago. I don't think it is a maturity issue, I feel like he just has gained life experience as a man and as a quarterback.
I look forward to following Cam's career. I know that if I can continue to improve in my life like my QB is improving in his professional life, I'll be just fine.