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Where is leadership in sport going: the future of leadership.
Where is leadership in sport going: the future of leadership.

Leadership in sport is something about which everyone has a view but few understand. As leadership in sport has evolved we have seen the philosophy of leadership shift from centralised (i.e. the head coach and captain) to decentralised (i.e. leadership teams, leadership groups etc). Where is leadership heading in sport? Answer…..There wont be any…that is, leadership will be driven by each individual in the team with each person taking full responsibility for their actions and inactions. This article discuss sports leadership and challenges coaches, players and sports administrators to look at their current model of leadership with the aim of changing it in the future.

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Leading without Leading: The new direction (or lack of it) in Leadership.
Leading without Leading: The new direction (or lack of it) in Leadership.

People with unique needs. People with unique attitudes. People with unique identities. People with unique motivations. People from different cultures – some of them with different languages and faiths.
The most important three things you need to make your organisation successful are all the same – people, people, people.
Leadership has changed. It’s not about being a great orator. It’s not about where you got your MBA from. It’s about learning how to inspire others – to create the environment and the opportunity for people to express their potential and their talent and to in turn helping people to lead themselves and others. Leadership has changed so much that it might be more appropriate to call it Leading – without Leading.

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What’s all this Leadership by Empowerment stuff about?
What’s all this Leadership by Empowerment stuff about?

Leadership in sport has changed. It’s no longer about the head coach or team captain standing and demanding winning behaviours and successful standards. It’s about engaging with everyone in the team, inspiring them to be committed to the team goals and to empowering them to be all they can be as individuals within the team environment. This article challenges coaches to look at the traditional leadership model in sporting teams from a new angle.

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