Can a Sports Team Leader Become a Business Leader?




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Bill Richards
HR Consultant, Australia

Can a Sports Team Leader Become a Business Leader?

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?
 

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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Sports Team Leadership

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 is the coach, then the same applies.
However, in reality, the team is selected by committee. The coach coaches and decides on the strategy to be employed on the field, and the Captain implements the coach's strategy.
So I believe it is really a case of lead by committee, is it not?

 
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Bill Richards
HR Consultant, Australia
 

Sports & Business Leadership

@Andrew Blaine: Hi Andrew, you may be correct, but whether it's the captain, coach or manager that s... Sign up

 
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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Captains and Managers

Hi Bill, I accept your response, mine was, to some extent, provocative. However, I would offer the ... Sign up

 
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Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States
 

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VENKATESH
Manager, India
 

From Sports Leader to Business Leader

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Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States
 

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V.T. Devassy Thomas
Manager, India
 

Sport Team Leader ⇒ Business Leader

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Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Transition from Military to Business Leadership

Tom Wilson's observation is interesting. The words "Military & Leadership" should never be used in t... Sign up

 
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Bill Richards
HR Consultant, Australia
 

Transition from Military to Business Leadership

@Greg Johnson: Hi Greg, some interesting points as it relates to the US military. While I think tha... Sign up

 
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Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Sports Team to Business Leader

In thinking about this topic one transitional point jumps out at me - passion. Sports personalities... Sign up

 
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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Sport, Business and the Military

There are a number of contributors who seem to be of the opinion that successful sports folk and mil... Sign up

 
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Bill Richards
HR Consultant, Australia
 

Sports, Business & the Military

Hi Greg/Andrew, You both raise some very good points. I think passion is a key ingredient for any l... Sign up

 
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Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States
 

Military and Sports Leaders are Used to Being Players, no Followers

@Greg Johnson: Greg, I hate to start out this way, but "passion" doesn't begin to capture what the t... Sign up

 
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Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Team Leadership Foundations

Let me first say that the military leader does not come about in the same manner as the sports high ... Sign up

 
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Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States
 

Teams are Teams

@Greg Johnson: Teams are teams. The leadership of military teams and sports teams emerge out of grou... Sign up

 
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Bill Richards
HR Consultant, Australia
 

Life After Sport - the Transition of Elite Athletes to New Careers

Much has been written and continues to be written about the transition of elite athletes out of thei... Sign up

 
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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Depression and the Sport Professional

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Bill Richards
HR Consultant, Australia
 

The Value of a Good Education for Athletes

Hi Andrew, Good points. I agree that some of the exorbitant amounts paid to some of these elite athl... Sign up

   

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