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Bill Richards
Strategy 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?

  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?

  Bill Richards
Strategy Consultant, Australia
 

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