Leadership 101: Understanding Kevin Durant’s Great Leadership Style

July 21st, 2010 by Daniel Suhr Leave a reply »
Kevin Durant's leadership style is an important aspect of the Oklahoma City Thunder's development and is the No. 1 reason they improved by a staggering 27 wins over their 2008-2009 season.  

To start this article, I want to separate his basketball talents and physical skills from his leadership style.  His talents include leading the league in free throw attempts per game and being a prolific scorer; his leadership skills allow him to translate that hard work into motivation for his teammates to accept and improve their own roles for the team.

His leadership primarily affects his teammates and what they do, while his talents affect his impressive nightly stat line and nothing else.  

Oklahoma City fans already know what the rest of the world is learning: Kevin Durant is a firm believer in “Leadership by Personal Example.”  What is so natural for small families and military units becomes a rare trait in the world of multi-million dollar athletes.  

Has anyone seen this hilarious Allen Iverson video?  Statistically, they both have regular season scoring titles; for philosophy, they couldn't be f ...

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