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Leadership Lessons From Sir Alex Ferguson

Leadership Lessons From Sir Alex Ferguson | Leadership in Sports | Scoop.it
By Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School Term Chair Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. What are the lessons of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 27-year tenure as manager of Manchester United?
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Alex Ferguson was known as a hard but fair manager who wanted to put Manchester United in a successful position for a bery long time. His commitment to the future and sustaining success is something that is often looked over today in the business world where results are quickly demanded. This purpose and dedication are two important qualities that I hope to channel in my career.

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Six Leadership Ideas With An Assist from Michael Jordan

Six Leadership Ideas With An Assist from Michael Jordan | Leadership in Sports | Scoop.it
Michael Jordan inspires the word leadership. Here's six MJ quotes and the leadership messages I uncovered.
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Michael Jordan was obsessed with being the best. He believed in himself, hard work, and having a vision of what you want to accomplish can let anyone overcome obstacles. His confidence and work ethic earned the respect of everyone he met and that is something every leader needs to aspire to.

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Leadership Lessons from John Wooden

Leadership Lessons from John Wooden | Leadership in Sports | Scoop.it
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John Wooden has always been know for his character and how he used it to motivate his players. He showed he cared for those around hm and went about things the right way. He had a strong sense of ethics and used this as a standard for his players to follow.

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Alex Lilley's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:29 PM

UCLA's legendary baseketball coach John Wooden shares lessons on what leadership really is how he inspired others. Character was the essential quality that he stressed was the main ingredient to form leadership. John Wooden was a transformational leader. He inspired others to what to follow him so they could one day win a nation championship. 

Dana Lescoe's curator insight, July 27, 2014 8:21 AM

Too add on from my class!

Aryn Peterson's curator insight, August 11, 2014 10:09 AM

A man who was a teacher before a coach and continued with his mission to help people learn while showing them what they accomplish along the way is more important than the win/lose ratio or final grade.

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What A Billionaire NFL Owner Learned In His Rookie Season

What A Billionaire NFL Owner Learned In His Rookie Season | Leadership in Sports | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview, Shahid Khan opens up about the lessons he learned: from coaching hires to cutting edge statistics to ticket sales.
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Shahid Khan explains the changes he had to make to the organization and what he had to change about himself to help make the franchise successful. He promotes an open and democratic leadership style where people are encouraged to make suggestions and have a say in what needs to be done. He talks about how he aims to surround himself with best and brightest from the waterboy all the way to the GM.

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Leadership Is Like Basketball, The CEO Of Converse Says

Leadership Is Like Basketball, The CEO Of Converse Says | Leadership in Sports | Scoop.it
Jim Calhoun: "There's a helplessness to being a coach or a CEO." Converse sneakers, now owned by Nike, have been around since 1908. But Jim Calhoun, 46, only stepped up to head the brand two years ago.
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The article is an intrview with Jim Calhoun and how he has grown as a manager in his years working in various industries. He discusses how his strategy is to assemble a strong team around him to help generate ideas. His style of leadership is strength based because heutilizes his and his teams skills to work out the best solution.

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The Great Leaders Series: Phil Knight of Nike

The Great Leaders Series: Phil Knight of Nike | Leadership in Sports | 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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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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Josh Cupp's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:00 PM

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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ESPN Classic - Leader of men

Vince Lombardi led the Packers to five championships, including a stretch of three straight from 1965-67.
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Vince Lombardi was always viewed as being determined and never satisified with his results. He wanted people to take pride in their work and be accountable for their actions. Accountability is something that seems to be lacking in leadership today, but it should be what every manager should stress to those they work with.

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Phil Jackson's 11 Principle's of Mindful Leadership

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Phil Jackson's 11 Principle's of Mindful Leadership | Leadership in Sports | Scoop.it
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The article recaps Phil Jackson's approach to leadership and coaching. Most of the principles involve giving people freedom to make their own choices and decisions. He believes that contolling to much restricts creativity and success.

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At Age 25 Mark Cuban Learned Lessons About Leadership That Changed His Life

At Age 25 Mark Cuban Learned Lessons About Leadership That Changed His Life | Leadership in Sports | Scoop.it
Mark Cuban owes his career to two men who tried to stanch his initiative--and proved its importance in the process.
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The article shows how Mark Cuban did not let others stand in the way of his making his career and life better. He did not want to be a person who was afraid to face new and exciting opportunities if they weren't their own ideas. His drive and ambition are qualities I want to emulate in my own life and career.

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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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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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Josh Cupp's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:49 PM

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.