Derek Jeter

A Great Leader

About Derek Jeter

He is known not just as one of the greatest basball players ever, but the greatest yankee shotstop. He is a hero for New York kids.

Leadership Elements

He inspires others by playing at his full potential and just being a great person. He is always honest and he doesn't boast about himself or the team. He always does things to help the New York area. He leads by example which has inspired millions to be the best they can be at whatever it is they are doing. Whether it be sports or music. He learned most of his leadership traits from his father who was a substance abuse counselor. We share many traits. We are both honest, humble, responsible, respectful and determined. I was thinking that I could be a MLB player in the future and have an impact like Jeter did. I think Jeters most important trait was his determination because he never gave up on his team.

Why I Want to Follow Him

I love baseball and i've watched and played it for as long as I can remember. My dad always says when I'm praticing to follow the ball like Jeter. Jeter is the best baseball player of the past 20 years. He has put himself in the hall of fame already. He will be remebered forever by not just yankee fans, but all baseball fans as one of the all time greats.


Do leaders have to show all of the traits to be effective? No because there is no perfect leader in the world. Even all of the greatest leaders didn't show all of the traits of a leader. The thing that I need to work on to become a better leader is myself control.