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Discussing the Role and Spontaneity of Leaders

The Athletic Leadership Program welcomed Steve Kasper as the first speaker of 2011. Mr. Kasper, a professional scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and former player and coach for the Boston Bruins, spent the afternoon discussing the role of leaders with a group of student-athletes and faculty.

Kasper discussed how he perceives leaders and his belief that “leadership cannot be planned; it must be spontaneous and be appropriate for each and every situation that you encounter.” In addition, his message stated, “a leader and a good teammate is one who will put the team first before oneself, and do whatever he or she can do to make the team successful.” The group appreciated the opportunity to interact with Steve as he shared his insights about his career as a player, coach, and professional scout.


We look forward to our next event on February 3 – a webinar with Kelly Doton, the assistant field hockey coach at Indiana University and a current member of the U.S. Field Hockey team that represented the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games. Ms. Doton will also be joined by one of her current team captains.


Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.