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Leadership lessons from Alabama football coach Nick Saban

Leadership lessons from Alabama football coach Nick Saban | Sports leadership | Scoop.it
Nick Saban is the best coach in college football -- and arguably the best on the planet. Here's how he makes Alabama's Crimson Tide roll.
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The main focus of this article revolved around  what a great football coach Nick Saban has become and the steps it takes to get there. This relates to class because Nick Saban is an example of a symbolic leader, which has been discussed thoroughly in lecture. This relates to being a sport manager because in order to successfuly manage a team, one must have exceptional leadership skills. 

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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) | Sports leadership | Scoop.it
In a real crisis, like say if an asteroid threatens to strike the planet, I want Tim Tebow as my leader. I don’t want University of Maryland football coach Randy Edsall, with his faux-militaristic...
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Tim Tebow and the way he is able to lead others by example is the main focus in this article. Instead of trying to lead through violence or negative critiscm, he leads by showing respect and directing others to the right path. This relates to class because TIm Tebow is an example of a  transformation leader. This relates to being a sport manager it is important to pick team members who are willing to lead the others by example and help make sure everyone is on the same path. 

 

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5 Leadership Lessons From Football Coaches

5 Leadership Lessons From Football Coaches | Sports leadership | Scoop.it
But what if football just isn’t your thing. How can you appreciate this time of year? To start, some of the greatest leaders you’ll ever meet are football coaches.
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This article discusses five of the best football coaches to every coach the game and how different styles can be equally successful. This relates to class because these coaches can be considered symbolic leaders. They send a message to the team on what is expected of each member, individually, as well as together, and they also set a final goal that the team should reach for every year.  This relates to being a sports manager because without a strong and trustworthy coach that has a distinct ability to lead, the team will not be able to go forward. 

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Leadership: On the Field and Off

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

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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. 

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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.

Josh Cupp's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:37 PM

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.

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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Indiana looks to veteran leadership in 2013-14 | Fox 59 News ...

Indiana looks to veteran leadership in 2013-14 | Fox 59 News ... | Sports leadership | Scoop.it
It's hard not to call the upcoming IU basketball season a transition year. The team lost seven players from the 2012-2013 Big Ten Regular Season Champion squad, including four starters. Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo left ...
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The main focus of this article is about the Indiana University basketball team and how the coaching staff is hoping to see leaders from last years team emerge and help the incoming freshman get adjusted to college sports. This relates to class because it demonstrates the LMX theory by showing that older team members should be  trying to build a unique relationship with the new team members and demonstrate good leadership qualities. This relates to being a sports manager because in order to have a successful year, it is important that the entire team works well together, not just players from the previous years. It takes a team to win a game, and it takes a leader on the team to try and get everyone together at the same time.

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Youth Leadership In Sports, article by Jonathon Hardcastle

Youth Leadership In Sports, article by Jonathon Hardcastle | Sports leadership | Scoop.it
Youth Leadership In Sports - IMGCA article by Jonathon Hardcastle
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The main idea from this article is that more and more young athletes are taking initiavtive and becoming leaders on and off the field in many different ways. This relates to class because it discusses the different types of leaders that are relevant to the sports world.This relates to being a sport manager because it's important as a manager or coach to shape young athletes early and show them the way to become a great leader. 

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Tyler Price's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:41 AM

Leadership in youth sports can vary across the board. Children could excellent leaders on a team but in the classroom lack everything leadership related. This article also explains how the different styles of leadership a coach can use for a youth team such as; autocratic or democratic.

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In Honor Of March Madness, Why Point Guards Exemplify Sound Leadership

In Honor Of March Madness, Why Point Guards Exemplify Sound Leadership | Sports leadership | Scoop.it

There are many different styles of leadership, and it’s impossible to say one is superior to the others. When I was in the corporate world (and being, shall we say, a bit of a sports fan), I was drawn to a leadership model that was admittedly...


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This article disscusses  how a point guard can be compared to the CEO of a company and also how Magic Johnson was able to be a great point guard as well as CEO. Without a great CEO, the company most likely will fail. Just as in basketball, without a great point guard, the team will be less successful. Magic Johnson is an example of a man who was able to show his leadership abilities both in basketball and in the business world. This relates to class because the point guard in basketball can be related to symbolic leardership . A point guard sends a message to the team on how they should act and when. Also, the CEO is responsible for creating the structure of a company. This relates to being a sports manager because it is your responsibilty to find team members who are willing to take on the challenge of leading the team and also making sacrifices that not everyone always is eager to do. 

 

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Kelly Poggensee-Wei's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:47 PM

Leadership is seen everywhere in the world and especially in sports. Point guards are a great metaphor for what a good leader looks like. While leadership stlyles vary among every person the 6 key points mentioned are a great outline of what skills and qualities a leader should have. Leadership ties in to almost any position at any level when it comes to sport management. 

Jake Martin's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:21 PM

I really enjoyed this article because not only is leadership very important in sports and business, but I was a point guard for our varsity team for 3 years in high school. This article hit home because alot of the points about leadership are found in a point guard and I believe part of a point guards job is to display leadership and control the team. I believe not only a basketball team needs a point guard but so do any type of business. Leadership is extremely inportant when it comes to running a business. 

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In Chris Crocker, Bengals have a vet leader

In Chris Crocker, Bengals have a vet leader | Sports leadership | Scoop.it
CINCINNATI -- Chris Crocker had barely been in the Cincinnati Bengals' locker room a month, and already he was barking orders at his new teammates as (In Chris Crocker, Bengals have a vet leader http://t.co/S0kr6Ae87m)...
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The main focus of this article is how Chris Crocker started barking orders in the locker when he first joined  the team, demonstrating his desire to lead the Bengals towards a winning season. This relates to class because Chris Crocker is an example of a transformational leader. As a sports manager, when you are looking to sign new players, one of the characteristics that is sought out is an ability to lead and motivate a group of people. If a team doesn't have a stand out couple of leaders, then the team will appear more disorganized and chaotic. 

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Rex Ryan Once Proclaimed He Would Punch Bill Belichick to Motivate His Players

Rex Ryan Once Proclaimed He Would Punch Bill Belichick to Motivate His Players | Sports leadership | Scoop.it

"With the New York Jets set to battle the New England Patriots on Thursday, let's celebrate that fact by reminding you about the time Rex Ryan proclaimed he was about to punch Bill Belichick in the face. "

 

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The focus of this article was on how Rex Ryan told his players he would punch Bill Belichick in the face before the game. This was a mechanism he used to motivate his players before the start of the game, however there are other ways he could have gotten his players to feel ready for the game. This relats to class because it demonstrates an unethical approach for motivation and shows that violence should not be used as a way to amp up your players. This relates to being a sports manager because as a coach in the public eye it is important not to send the wrong message to your team and the community. If you are a successful coach or manager, you don't want others to feel as if the reason you succeed is because you use violence and threats to motivate players. 

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Kelly Poggensee-Wei's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:24 PM

Rex Ryan was joking around and said that he was going to punch Bill Belichick in the face before the game to set a precedent for the game. While he was joking, this is a good example of Autocratic leadership style. The decision comes down to themselves and is not concerned with what others may think and being the head football coach gives them this position. I would like to become a coach some day so it is good to read articles like this and see how different coaches and managers handle having power and what they choose to do with it.

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Torrey Smith calls Ray Lewis' claim that Ravens lack leadership 'a ...

Torrey Smith calls Ray Lewis' claim that Ravens lack leadership 'a ... | Sports leadership | Scoop.it
Ravens' wide receiver Torrey Smith is taking exception to former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis's comments about the team's leadership.
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In this article, Ray Lewis is saying his former team lacks leadership, but wide out Torrey Smith disagrees with him .Lewis feels that since his retirement the team has slowly been falling apart without his leadership.However, the Ravens players feel they still have a symbolic organization, even without Ray.  This relates to class because the Ravens are an example of a symbolic organization. This relates to being a sports manager because it is important that once older leaders are finished with the team, that you have signed new players that are willing to step up and fill that leadership void. 

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