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Ignore A Major League Mistake, And You'll Strike Out Every Time

Ignore A Major League Mistake, And You'll Strike Out Every Time | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it

An earlyseason baseball game an unfortunate sunflowerseedthrowing incident and leadership lessons for every company for every day. (Ignore A Major League Mistake, And You'll Strike Out Every Time: An early-season baseball game, an...


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This interesting article highlights a rather weird incident at a Astros game where Josh Reddick jokingly threw seeds at an interns face. The intern was upset and wrote the A's for an apology and the A's replied that they'll handle it 'internally.' Management choosing to sweep this under the rug, really offended the intern who was already embarrassed by the situation and cannot enjoy her job anymore. Management does not see a need for procedural justice even though this intern is shaken up. Ethics come in to play as does any situaation that requires a managers response...or lack there of.

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Matthew Fritz's curator insight, June 4, 2013 10:11 PM
All of us are accountable for our actions--including those we tried to make "go away." Own up to your mistakes--they are wonderful, albeit painful, lessons. Model this behavior for your Team and watch integrity and accountability soar!
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Play the Game: The London 2012 Olympics: A gender equality audit

Play the Game: The London 2012 Olympics: A gender equality audit | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it

In a new report from the University of Toronto, Peter Donnelly and Michele Donnelly has analysed gender equality in sport using the case of the 2012 London Olympics. They argue that they see a tendency among major women’s sports organisations to shift focus from increasing women’s representation in sport to increasing women’s representation in sports leadership. However, the authors of the report argue that there are still major gender inequalities on the level of the athletes and the report has therefore investigated the gender-based structural and rule differences that still exist on the Olympic programme.


Via Caroline Claeys
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This article talks about the improvement of gender equality that was evident in the 2012 London Olympic games, but how womens sport oraganizations are still looking to improve not women's participation in sports, but women's representation in sports leadership. In class we looked at the paradigms involving how women are valued less than men in leadership situations, sometimes just based on qualities, to which a bias results. This is a problem that is present among hiring and recruiting processes of organizations. I could be competing against a woman for a job and what if she gets picked because she's a women? Then was I discriminated against? Possibly.

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The Lens of Leadership

The Lens of Leadership | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it
I regularly view the world through a lens of leadership. In the sports arena I observe coaches and general managers, evaluating their decisions and styles.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Though I think this article only came up in my search because it says the word "sports" one time, it is still very relevant to leadership as a whole. Having studied Oscar Romero in highschool I had an immediate connection with this article and the class. Romero was a priest who was elected bishop of El Salvador because of his lack of immediate leadership skills. The powers at be thought Romero would be a weak leader, a puppet, but instead got a transformational leader whose message rallied a nation in the midst of a violent human rights conflict. I never really thought about the fact that sometimes you are thrust into a leadership situation and are forced to lead, whether you know how to or not, which could easily be applied to the work world.

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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 | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | 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.


Via Riaz Khan
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The author of this article airs his grievances about the huge salaries of some head basketball coaches and whether we worship these "heros." He proposes that this broken system must be reevaluated to focus more on the student part of "student athletes." This article really hits home for alot of the current topics discussed in class and topics in the mission and culture of an organization (a school). Does the school emphasize the student part first or is the culture all about winning?

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Adam Jenne's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:36 PM

This article goes into detail about the failure of leadership, especially in coaching, in today's NCAA. College coaches recieving too much money and not provided with an incentive to emphasize STUDENT athlete vs ATHLETE student. We spoke in class a little about ethics and this article is all about ethics. Is it right for coaches to make more than a state governor? Is it right for coaches earn incentives for on field performance that are 11 times higher than in class incentives? It relates to my profession of coaching because coaches should focus on developing people rather than athletes.

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Leadership: On the Field and Off

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

Via Riaz Khan
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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.

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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. 

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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USF Women's Inaugural Sand Volleyball Season Preview

In the opening weeks of the first season for the sport at USF, the Dons will rely on guidance and leadership on the sidelines from co-head coaches Gilad Doron and Eyal Zimet. [via donsathletics]

 


Via Media Relations for the University of San Francisco, University of San Francisco
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USF (San Francisco) has started a new women's sand volleyball program, lead by Gilad Doron and Eyan Zimet. The women not only look to these men to lead this brand new program but also as coaches. Eyal has played Internationally and on the AVP and is a symolic type of leader that the players look up to because he has played at the highest level. Types of leadership will play a huge role in my (ideal) future as a front office member. 

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University of San Francisco's curator insight, March 15, 2013 2:39 PM

The FIRST-EVER Sand Volleyball Team at USF. Go Dons!

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Leadership advice from Cleveland Indians president [video]

Leadership advice from Cleveland Indians president [video] | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it
 
In this Knowledge@Wharton post is a two-for-one (a double header, maybe?). In the video, Mark Shapiro, president of the Cleveland Indians, describes some of the biggest successes and challenges he’s faced as a leader.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro reflects how he became president and what he does to differentiate himself as a leader, He explains the central theme of leadership that the leader must truly hold the values that drives him or her and  gets everyone else to buy into those values that come to define the culture of the organization. A focal point of the class has been what values does your organization believe in and encorperate? What is the writing on the wall that your organization lives by? As a future leader, its very important to establish that through your leadership style.

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British Swimming chiefs promise to make changes after Worlds - BBC Sport

British Swimming chiefs promise to make changes after Worlds - BBC Sport | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it
BBC Sport British Swimming chiefs promise to make changes after Worlds BBC Sport "As soon as we get our leadership team on board, we'll be looking at what we can do in terms of the front end next year to make a real difference but what we do know...

Via Keith Lyons
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Great Britian, upset with the nations performance at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, now looks to overhaul its leadership teams along with getting a new performance management team in. This is a classic example of changing the culture of an organization by bringing in new people. The sports world lives by a "what have you done for me lately" motto and if desired results are not being met, coaching and management changes will be made.

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Julie Hermann The Right Tonic For Rutgers University's Athletic Leadership

Julie Hermann The Right Tonic For Rutgers University's Athletic Leadership | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it
Julie Hermann talks to the media after being introduced as Rutgers University athletic director.

Via Circle Media
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Rutgers recently turns to new AD Julie Hermann to lead the prorgam into their new conference in the Big 10 as well as to clean up the mess left by her predecesor Robert Baranchi. Baranchi's unethical decisions left the program tainted by coach bullying and Hermann is tasked with repairing the schools image. Maintaining or repairing a public image of an organization is not a small task, it takes time and all furture leaders must be prepared to be able to do so.

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Circle Media's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:15 PM

Here is a very positive article from Forbes about new Rutgers AD Julie Hermann.

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Sports Coach :: Key elements for leadership teams

Sports Coach :: Key elements for leadership teams | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it
RT @HWRFC: LEADERSHIP TEAMS
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Help players learn to become leaders within their sports teams
@coachsussex

Via CharleeHanna
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The growing trend among sporting teams has the term, "leadership groups," and implies that teams are increasingly leading by committee. Reasons why include people investing more in their future, players getting smarter, and a greater understanding how leadership and how to lead. Leadership is still just as vital but it is now becoming more formalized at the management level in the sports and work world.

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Adam Jenne's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:11 PM

This article was all about leadership in todays world and creating "leadership teams". It explained why we need them and 10 steps to that will make them the most beneficial for your team. This relates to class when we talked about leadership and the different styles of leadership, particularly the Laiszez Faire leadership style. I think that this article would be great for coaches because, in my eyes, it shows you how maybe you could empower your team captains as a "leadership group" and make them a tool to you as a coach rather than just a figure head of the team.

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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 Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it
What makes a leader? A good place to start would be to ask the followers.

Via CharleeHanna
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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.

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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.

Josh Cupp's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:44 PM

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.

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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Twitter / ErinAndrews: Gotta love postseason baseball ...

Twitter / ErinAndrews: Gotta love postseason baseball ... | Sports Management: Wiechelman, M | Scoop.it
Gotta love postseason baseball #Gatorade http://t.co/DZ4yp6KR7T
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Practice scoopit with the wonderful Erin Andrews

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