Leadership is a huge part of sports management and it is very important for future sport managers to learn how to become great leaders. New approaches to how to teach leadership and develop future generations are important and need to prepare students to
reflect at a deeper level, to be open minded and to think critically. This ties into class because we had a discussion about whether students are being taught to be leaders in the real world and how it is being taught in school.
The coach in the NBA with the most championship titles is Phil Jackson who owns a total of eleven championship rings. He also won two championships as a player with the New York Knicks in the early 70's giving him an ...
Phil Jackson was known for his championship wins but also his motivational techniques to his players. He was seen as the "calm before the storm" and had a Laissez-Faire Leadership style. He was laid back and treated his players as individuals and made everyone feel like a significant member of the team. This relates to my chosen profession which is coaching for obvious reasons and I can only dream to be the kind of coach that Jackson was because his leadership is one that I look up to.
These days, nobody wants to talk to Mark Cuban about basketball, even though he’s the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. They’re too busy asking him questions about 'Shark Tank,' the ABC show in which he stars.
Mark Cuban talks about starting up a business and how to go about it. He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the spitting image of a Transactional Leader which is a type of leadership that involves exchange which is typically monetary and rewarding a job well done. I want to coach or athletic director when I'm older and this ties in to those professions because when you are in charge being a transactional leader can help clarifies everyone's roles and responsibilities and makes sure everyone gets their job done.
"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. "
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.
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...
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.
This is just a short clip from Coach Carter about becoming men and overcoming their fears. Carter uses Situational Leadership which is the idea that you need to understand your own behavior, the behavior of subordinates, and the situation before utilizing a particular style. In this example its inner city black kids whose likelihood of going to jail is high. Carter understands the situation he is dealing with and take the necessary steps he feels to make his coaching and leadership effective. I want to become a coach and to be a coach you have to understand every aspect of the situation and the players that you are dealing with.
Ethics plays a strong role in the world of sports. Someone with a good code of ethics is fair, respectful, has integrity, and responsible. It goes along with leadership because when you are someone that is in charge and setting an example for others it's important to set a precedent for what is right from wrong. When I'm working in sports when I get out of college I want to be someone who believes in doing the right thing no matter what the situation might be.
Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.
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Leadership isn't always just black and white. This article describes 5 keys for effective leadership which are to face challenges, win trust, be authentic, earn respect, and stay curious. You need to be yourself when you are a leader you can't try and be like someone else. These qualities of leaders apply to every sort of management and of course sport management as well. You have to have respect and trust from your employees or players in order to be heard and make a difference.
Nearly 20 years have passed since South Africa became a democracy, but the pace of gender transformation in the executive ranks of sports administration remains slow.
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This article talks about the bias in sports between men and woman. It's still a huge issue with woman being able to voice their opinions as easily as men can. This relates to class because we talked about how there is bias everywhere in the sport industry whether it's hiring and looks or in the case of this article being female.
There are many different ways to be considered a great leader and 4 key traits are outlined in this article which are aspire, plan, inspire and execute. John Kennedy was a perfect example of what it means to be a good leader and his passion and energy inspired the entire nation. This is an example of a Charismatic Leader which we discussed which deals with charm and personal influence to get people to see their vision.
George Steinbrenner was actually one of the best things that ever happened to baseball, in particular baseball players. George Steinbrenner raised the competitive bar for Major League Baseball owners and his overwhelming desire to win resulted in the salaries of players increasing in similar manner to that of European professional soccer players.
George Steinbrenner raised the standards for baseball and helped player salaries along the way. He is a very Symbolic Leader which is someone who maintains a strong organizational culture and sends a message to employees about how you should act. He had a strict grooming policy and believed if you work hard you will benefit. My chosen profession is coaching and this leadership style is great to understand because if you want things a certain way, you have to believe in it yourself and maintain it in order for it to be effective which is exactly what Steinbrenner did.
Ray Lewis is controversial figure in sports but in this article it is clear that he is a Transformational Leader. 78% of NFL players have financial troubles within 2 years of retirement and Lewis is trying to change that. He is discontent with the status quo and knows what he wants changed. A leader in sports is not just a great leader on the field, but off the field as well and someone that learns from their mistakes. When I start working as a coach or whatever I might be, I want to be the type of leader that makes a difference when I see that things could be changed and when I make mistakes instead of dwelling on them I want to be able to learn and become an even better person and leader from those mistakes.
Leadership starts from a young age and can be learned without even realizing it. Read is a rugby player who is a true leader on the field even though he never looked at himself that way. He knows when to take control and what to do and helps his teammates out whenever he can. This article is interesting to me because it talks about how sports have shaped him as a person and I've been involved with sports my whole life and I really feel that they have shaped who I am and made me a better leader as well.
This article focuses on one main point of leadership that makes someone stand out, which is the idea that "I can always get better". Successful people are never satisfied with the status quo and always strive for more. Not only do they want to continue to be the best they can be but they are humble along the way. This is a quality of Transformational Leadership which we've discussed in class.
Northern Kentucky University on Monday fired its athletic director, Scott Eaton, who had supervised the university's recent expansion into Division I. Geoffrey S. Mearns, the university's president, wrote in a letter to the chair of ...
This is a brief article about the Northern Kentucky Athletic Director and how he was fired for ethical reasons. This is a form of leadership that you would not look up to. When someone of authority is in a leadership role and fails to meet their responsibilities it's a shame to the organization or company that they are a part of. This relates to my chosen profession because I want to either be a coach or athletic director and it's good to see how when you make the wrong decisions how much it can really affect you and in this case the athletic director was fired and lost his job.
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