Raymond L. Wheeler, DMin

Musings about leadership

Leadership Takes Agility, Responsiveness & Commitment to Learning


OchoaMexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa illustrates the idea of skill and behavioral repertoire in leadership. Leaders can’t just use the same “play” over and over expecting to generate great results.

In the first half of play against Brazil in the World Cup competition the camera caught the breadth of his ability.

Like Ochoa, leaders must to keep their head and heart in the game – they have to learn new skills and exercise a growing self-discipline.  If they learn and exercise self-discipline their ability to respond to a changing situational dynamic, changing team-mate responses, and the competition grows.  If your leadership looks something like this photo you will experience more wins than losses. On the other hand if you thought leadership was the attainment of a position, power, or prestige you might find yourself flat-footed when you need to be nimble. How is your leadership development growing?

Author: Ray Wheeler, DMin

Ray Wheeler - executive coach, confidant, mentor, leader, and friend. Ray is the author of, Lift: Five Practices Great Managers Do Consistently (2020) and Change the Paradigm: How to Lead Like Jesus in Today's world (2015). He is also an adjunct lecturer at International Theological Seminary, LIFE Pacific University, Bethesda University California, and Azusa Pacific University in cross-cultural leadership, leadership development, leadership ethics, administration, church growth, and mission in today's world. Certified leadership coach, certified Birkman Consultant, and certified in the iOpener Assessment (happiness at work).

5 thoughts on “Leadership Takes Agility, Responsiveness & Commitment to Learning

  1. I love that picture of Ochoa and his many moves! What a great word picture of leadership flexibility!

  2. What a great picture, and great connect with leadership. Not many places the ball would get through Ochoa. I like the connection with Mexico also. Our compadres in Latin America are doing well so far though in the World Cup. Nice to see since we know so many from those countries. Still pulling for the USA though.

  3. Reblogged this on Equipo VIDA and commented:
    Un gran principio de liderazgo ilustrado por el portero de México Guillermo Ochoa…

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