Can a Sports Team Leader Become a Business Leader?


 
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Can a Sports Team Leader Become a Business Leader?
Bill Richards, Director, Australia, Member
In a world where, everyday, there are constant calls for more effective leaders, better leadership or even leadership, one cannot help but lament on the fact that we have so many great sports team leaders and captains, then why can't they be as good in business.
In other words, can a successful sports team leader become a successful business leader? By 'successful sports team leader', I am talking about a team captain/leader. Has it been done before? If so, by who?...Sign up
 

 
Sports Team Leadership
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
Exactly who is the leader in a sports team?
- If it is the on-field Captain then he/she must choose the team and lead those chosen.
- If it ...Sign up
 

 
Sports & Business Leadership
Bill Richards, Director, Australia, Member
@Andrew Blaine: Hi Andrew, you may be correct, but whether it's the captain, coach or manager that selects the team...Sign up
 

 
Captains and Managers
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
Hi Bill, I accept your response, mine was, to some extent, provocative.
However, I would offer the comment that the team captain acts more like a...Sign up
 

 
Leadership at the Point Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Member
@Andrew Blaine: In the established rugby clubs, leadership occurs at several echelons, which is also true of busine...Sign up
 

 
From Sports Leader to Business Leader
VENKATESH, Manager, India, Member
Yes he/ she can in as much as a sports leader has the characteristics of a professional approach, character, open communication, working with a vision...Sign up
 

 
Transition from Military to Business Leadership
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Member
@VENKATESH: I agree completely that the acquisition of various business competencies are a part of the transition f...Sign up
 

 
Sport Team Leader ⇒ Business Leader
V.T. Devassy Thomas, Manager, India, Member
Yes he/she can become leader in business field also. With inbuilt quality and capability of leading the business organisation. Even sport leader will ...Sign up
 

 
Transition from Military to Business Leadership
Gregory Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
Tom Wilson's observation is interesting. The words "Military & Leadership" should never be used in the same conversation. It is clearly a oxymoronic r...Sign up
 

 
Transition from Military to Business Leadership
Bill Richards, Director, Australia, Member
@Greg Johnson: Hi Greg, some interesting points as it relates to the US military. While I think that many of your ...Sign up
 

 
Sports Team to Business Leader
Gregory Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
In thinking about this topic one transitional point jumps out at me - passion.
Sports personalities have a deep passion and commitment to ...Sign up
 

 
Sport, Business and the Military
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
There are a number of contributors who seem to be of the opinion that successful sports folk and military personnel are not suited to similar success ...Sign up
 

 
Sports, Business & the Military
Bill Richards, Director, Australia, Member
Hi Greg/Andrew,
You both raise some very good points. I think passion is a key ingredient for any leader, be it military, sport or business. I ha...Sign up
 

 
Military and Sports Leaders are Used to Being Players, no Followers
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Member
@Greg Johnson: Greg, I hate to start out this way, but "passion" doesn't begin to capture what the term "devotion t...Sign up
 

 
Team Leadership Foundations
Gregory Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
Let me first say that the military leader does not come about in the same manner as the sports high performer. So, to compare the two is not possible ...Sign up
 

 
Teams are Teams
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Member
@Greg Johnson: Teams are teams. The leadership of military teams and sports teams emerge out of group dynamics, a s...Sign up
 

 
Life After Sport - the Transition of Elite Athletes to New Careers
Bill Richards, Director, Australia, Member
Much has been written and continues to be written about the transition of elite athletes out of their respective sports - the good, the bad and the ug...Sign up
 

 
Depression and the Sport Professional
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
@Bill Richards: I wonder if the problem, in this context, is not the "professional" aspect. In my youth sport was ...Sign up
 

 
The Value of a Good Education for Athletes
Bill Richards, Director, Australia, Member
Hi Andrew, Good points. I agree that some of the exorbitant amounts paid to some of these elite athletes and the expectations that go along with that ...Sign up
 

   
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