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The Great Leaders Series: Phil Knight of Nike

The Great Leaders Series: Phil Knight of Nike | Leadership | Scoop.it
He conquered a niche, then brought it mainstream. He was one of the first American entrepreneurs to source product in Asia. And he created a brand that inspired one of the greatest logos and slogans of all time.

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This article gives the back story to how the company Nike got its start. From a small sell shoes out of the car comapny into the biggest shoe comapny in the world today, Phil Knight lead this comapny from just an idea he had in college to greatness. Phil Knight is a great transformational leader being part of the innitial start of the comapny he sold the idea of it to people and made them a part of the comapny.

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Nicholas Wiedeman's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:32 PM

Phil Knight is arguably the biggest transformational leader in sports. He deeloped a company based on his own passion and vision and made it into a cultural symbol. The reative approach to marketing is an aspect of the company I most look at to come up with creative ides I can apply in my own life.

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Why diversity in sports leadership is a key weapon against ...

Why diversity in sports leadership is a key weapon against ... | Leadership | Scoop.it
Ordway was also a founder of the Women on Boards organisation and following her call last week for leading Cycling Australia officials to stand down, she argues that gender diversity can help sports act more responsibly.

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This article gives a somewhat unique perspective as it is written by an Australian author and is mostly about a Austrailian organizations. The author is trying to point out that there is not much diversity in leadership in most sports organizations and because of this it is easier for male athletes to get away with scandles, atleast for a period of time. this opnion is fits perfectly with the idea of lack of fit because the leaders in sports keep giving higher postions to other men rather than giving it to the most qualified or deserving person.

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Tyler Price's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:31 AM

This article starts off with pointing out the issue of leadership in cycling. That leaders accuse issues that goes against what they believe in. It then ends with saying that a 50/50 split in leadership roles in sport organizations when it comes to men and women. This will maximize the ability to advance for businesses.

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Tim Tebow shows that in sports, there’s no faking leadership (and Bruce Boudreau and Randy Edsall could take note)

Tim Tebow shows that in sports, there’s no faking leadership (and Bruce Boudreau and Randy Edsall could take note) | Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes a leader? A good place to start would be to ask the followers.

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In this article the author gives us views of three different styles of leaders. They compare Tim Tebow and the way he rallied the Denver Broncos to two coaches, one in the NHL and the other a college football coach, who have lost their teams for different reasons. The main point that the author makes is that some people have traits that make them good leaders that they seem to just be born while others don't seem to have the same traits to lead.

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Tyler Price's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:18 PM

Tim Tebow us such a great leader because he is a strength-based leader. He looks at the needs and wants of the followers to base how he wants to lead. It is a new way to lead but it is extremely effective. It is an easy way for the people you're trying to lead to get on board with you.

Matt Wiechelman's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:58 PM

Tim Tebow may not have the physical qualities to be a legitimate quarterback in the NFL but he definately possesses the leadership required for the most important position in sports. Tebow isn't a "fake" leader like some other coaches that are forceful and loud: His success is based in the fact that he is 110% for the team, which is where his teammates buy in and follow. Tebow's leadership style can be applied to all leaders in that you must be credible and practice everything you preach.

Alex Lilley's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:52 PM

Tim Teebow shows his team that he has what it takes to be a leader. From reciting proverbs to his teammates, he gained there trust in him as the quaterback of the team. With that said, his team moved to a 5-1 record in the AFC western Divison. Leader member exchange theory ties in with this article because Tim Teebow has formed a unique relationship with his team by introducing them to his way of life and his beliefs and they seemed to have followed him due to the success the Broncos had. 

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wants Youth-Concussion Laws in Every State

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wants Youth-Concussion Laws in Every State | Leadership | Scoop.it
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell re-emphasized his goal today to have all 50 states adopt youth-concussion laws "sooner rather than later."

"We recognize that we have an opportunity to make a difference by taking the lead in encouraging health and safety awareness at all levels of football and in all youth sports," Goodell said.

In front of an audience of more than 2,000 neurosurgeons at the 2011 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Goodell spoke about how concussions have affected his league and the sport of football in general.

He led off his speech by saying that the NFL considers nothing more important than player safety, and that the "effective prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of concussions" was the league's greatest player-safety issue currently.

But he made sure to remind the audience that concussions aren't an issue exclusive to the NFL.

"Concussions are not just an NFL or sports issue," said Goodell. "They are a public-health issue. ... Leadership and collaboration across all sports will be critical."

During his speech, Goodell referenced the Lystedt Law, named after Zachary Lystedt, a former youth-football player in Washington state who nearly died after sustaining a concussion on the field. Goodell said Lystedt "has inspired me the most" of all coaches, parents, doctors, and student-athletes involved in youth sports.

As a result, the NFL has been urging all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) to adopt youth-concussion laws. Goodell noted that the diagnosis of concussions in youth sports has exploded over the past decade, increasing at a rate of 15 percent per year." more....


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Rodger Goodell is on a campaign to make the game of football safer for the players. He wants the safety to start all the way at the bottom with high school football to start checking for concussions in every state. This crusade to make the game safer is an example of a path goal leadership style as he is willing to change some of the game to fix health problems in it and protect his players.

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Jake Martin's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:27 PM

I completely agree with Comissioner Goodall because concussions are becoming a major scare to all levels of football at an alarming rate. I believe education is the biggest issue and not many people truely understand how dangerous concussions are. They are ruining the game of football and major change needs to happen in order to protect football before its too late. 

Tiarni Widdup's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:38 PM

It is important all around the world, so that people understand their boundaries when playing a sport. 

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Ernst & Young Global Survey Reveals Critical Role Sports Play for Female Executives in Leadership Development and Teamwork in Business

New global research released today shows the important role of sports in the development of leadership skills for female executives and their ability to motivate teams.

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A survey was taken by Ernst & Young that revealed that the majority of women who are in executive roles played sports in their past. The women said on the survey that sports helped them to develop into better leaders. This made me think of the behavior approach because having played sports taught these wemon how to handle certain high pressure situations that helped them to reach the executive level of the business they are in.

 

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AnYes van Rhijn's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:34 AM

That is an aspect I had never thought of...

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What Is The Definition Of a Good Leader?

Webster's Dictionary describes a leader as a first or principal performer of a group. Somebody who has a commanding authority or influence for whoever they represent. Whether it be a party, or a team, or even a country...

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This article is a description of all the ideas that make up a great leader. It talks about different characteristics and whether they are import to a leader as viewed by the fans. This made me think of the strength based leadership style because it goes through multiple different traits and talks about how haveing these "strengths" makes a leader effective.

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Nicholas Wiedeman's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:08 PM

The article's main examples of great leadership focus on players leading their tams to victory through sheer force of will. They do this because of supremem confidence in their abilities and inspire others through this confidence.  Their charismatic leadership inspires their teammates and makes them believe they can succeed. 

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Leadership: On the Field and Off

Leadership: On the Field and Off | Leadership | Scoop.it
The word ?leadership? is tossed around a lot in team sports, but especially so in professional football.

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Ray Lewis is thought of as one of most fiery football players ever, and also a great team leader. But Ray also has started to lead off the field by trying to educate fellow players about how to keep from going bankrupt shortly after their NFL careers end. His history as being a great football leader has now given him the ligetimate power that has other athletes listening to him when he trys to lead them to some sort of financial stability.

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Matt Wiechelman's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:35 PM

Football is as "team sport" as team sports get. Therefore a team leader needs to emerge, establish, and lead. Ray Lewis has done that since the day he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. His fiery speeches make him the epitome of a charasmatic leader. Often times leaders must motivate others in order for the team or individual to achieve success: Ray Lewis is a prime motivator.

Patrick Rooney's curator insight, October 26, 2013 11:33 AM

This article discusses Ray Lewis and his ability to lead on and off the field. Not only did he demonstrate ways to motivate his teammates, but also tried to postively encourage the community, especially young athletes. This relates to class because Ray Lewis is a transformational leader by the way he empowers his players and builds commitment from them all. Even when he is off the field people are moved by what he has to say. This relates to being a sports manager because not only is it important for players to show leadership on the field, but it is just as important that they maintain that role off the field. 

Alex Lilley's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:42 PM

Professional football has been talked about for awhile when it comes to leadership on and off the field. There are many different leadership roles that are filled within an organization. Many see the star player, or the quarterback, or the one who calls the plays as the leader. That is why it is such a controversy when deciding who the actual leader is.  Democratic Leadership is a perfect fit for this article each position of the organization must play a role of participation in decisions making.

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How Sally Smith Made Buffalo Wild Wings The Fastest-Growing Restaurant In America

How Sally Smith Made Buffalo Wild Wings The Fastest-Growing Restaurant In America | Leadership | Scoop.it

When Sally Smith joined Buffalo Wild Wings in 1994, it was a fledgling regional chain with 35 restaurants. Under Smith's leadership, the beer, wings, and sports mecca has transformed into a national powerhouse with 950 restaurants in the U.S.


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This article gives the back story of how Sally Smith took Buffalo Wild Wings from a struggling company to a now world wide restaurant chain. She talks about her management style and gives advice to future managers on how to try and succeed. The key to her success was her forcus on the strengths of her company and made it as simple as possible so the strengths they had could shine.

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March Madness Is Over. Sports Leadership Dysfunction Goes On and On

March Madness Is Over. Sports Leadership Dysfunction Goes On and On | Leadership | Scoop.it
This article is by Rodger Dean Duncan, a leadership consultant and executive coach and author of Change-Friendly Leadership: How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance. Is Rick Pitino really worth almost $5 million a year?
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This article brings up points about some of the screwed up coaching situations in college sports. The main point the author wants to get across is that coaches are looked at to highly in most cases and people idolize these people even when they do some very horrible things, just as long as they win. This story made me think of the fielders contingency because the leadership style of coaches is all about doing whatever to win, the situation they all are in doesnt really matter as long as the coach produces money and wins for the institution.

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Leading Teams: Tools and Techniques for Successful Team Leadership from the Sports World

Leading Teams: Tools and Techniques for Successful Team Leadership from the Sports World | Leadership | Scoop.it
By Paolo Guenzi & Dino Ruta
Sport can use some managerial know-how, and managers have a lot to learn from the world of sport.

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This article is an overview of a book that the authors wrote. It goes over the basic ideas that managing a sports team and a work team are very similar and that ways to lead as a sports manager can be transfered to the business world too. This article reminded me of a few leadership points but the biggest was the fielders contingency because the authors made multiple points that things that work in sports to lead can be taken into certain situations in business and used the same way to lead there also.

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Brandon berger's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:21 AM

With this article they talk about types of leadership methods and how each one can be effective or ineffective. They go into such steps is how each method can help further your team, they talk about who is the main reason for each one of these methods being effective. For instance trying to coach, and to who each method this impacts more.