Being a leader is a tough job. No one said it would be easy. Some leaders stray and become passive while others stay on task not letting anyone sway them. Those type of leaders are the self-differentiated leaders. They are focused on the tasks at hand and do not let outside forces disrupt their goals. Over the past few weeks, I have read and studied different styles of leaderships I had been practicing without knowing the scientific names or theories behind it. While that sounds strange let me explain. I have been a coach, manager, general manager, educator and health care worker. All of those careers have had training. Never did trainers come out and say, “Today we are learning about Friedman and his theories.” They gave us examples and said, “Do it like this…” Now that there is a foundation behind these theories it has become very interesting. Directing HTT and athletes I must stand my ground on what I know is right. While I can listen and hear others opinions, it is the decisions of the board of directors and myself that will establish the goals. While the actions of the myself and the staff will be how we obtain those goals.