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at New Canaan Mounted Troop
“Building Leadership, Responsibility and Confidence in Youth through Sound Horsemanship”
- Leadership is an important skill learned at home, at school, in sports, and at NCMT.
- Developing leadership is an individual process.
- A leader sees opportunities and takes initiative to act.
- Everyone can practice leadership while having a great time at NCMT through mentor groups, Trooper events, Trooper nights, Super Troopers, community service, and fundraising activities.
- Be a role model: set a good example.
- Encourage others: help build team spirit, give support, and recognize a job well done.
- Communicate well: be approachable, listen carefully, and share ideas.
- Respect others: include everyone, be courteous, and accept differences of opinion.
- Help resolve conflict: when a disagreement arises, listen to both sides and help offer a fair resolution.
- Be responsible for your words and actions: others learn from what you say and do.
- Be dependable: others count on you, so don’t let them down.
- Be honest: tell the truth and admit your own mistakes.
- Be proactive: work with your team and do your share of the job to help get things done.
- Be confident: believe in yourself and what you can do.
- Have a positive attitude: when you smile, others will smile, too.
- Have courage: do what you believe is the right thing.
- Be resilient: it is OK to feel disappointed, discouraged or frustrated—inside or outside the ring—the important thing is to bounce back and keep trying.