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Leadership & Theory v. Practice (2008)


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2008 presentation on leadership in sport management

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Leadership & Theory v. Practice (2008)

  1. 1. Leadership & Management Theory v. Practice SM 250 9/18
  2. 2. Endicott, Sport Management & Your Decisions Why do people feel they need to go to college? Why do people choose Sport Management versus other majors? What is the goal of an internship for students? Employers? How do people get to their desired careers in the sport industry?
  3. 3. How do people get to the corner office in sports? Other Joined from outside company Fomer Player Former GM Worked in league office Prior relationship with owner Worked up in law, operations, finance Worked up in marketing Family ties 0 7.5 15.0 22.5 30.0 Percent
  4. 4. Maximizing your chances Do you view yourself as fan or professional in training? What are you doing, right now, to maximize your chances to get the opportunity to do exactly what you want to do?
  5. 5. Maximizing your internships Your focus: Give them a reason to keep you on! Employers advantage: They know you Your advantage: You know them
  6. 6. Maximizing your student status Commit to your personal growth Determine your game plan, be the leader of your plan Use every opportunity to demonstrate you are a proven performer
  7. 7. Get involved in your industry now! If you want a career in the sport industry, you must find different ways to demonstrate you are a leader and have the potential to be a leader. So what does it take to be leader?
  8. 8. 8 Characteristics of a Leader Eager Cheerful Honest Resourceful Persuasive Cooperative Altruistic Courageous Supportive Assertive
  9. 9. 9 Leaders Inspire People By Inspiring their trust Acting consistently Motivating them by words & deeds
  10. 10. 10 Foundation of Leadership Willingness to accept responsibility Ability to develop three key skills Ability to elicit the cooperation of others Ability to listen well & hear Place the needs of others above your own needs
  11. 11. 11 Question to Assess the Situation What has the group’s past performance been? Does management care about the group? Has the group’s success or failure been short term or long term? Have there been many personnel changes in the team or is it stable? What are the group’s goals? How does the group compare to similar groups in its ability to command resources? What is commitment of the larger organization to the group?
  12. 12. 12 Manager Leader Innovates Original Develops Focuses on people Long-range perspective Inspires trust Ask what and why Eye on the horizon Administers Copy Maintains Focuses on systems & structures Short-range view Relies on control Asks how and when Eye always on the bottom line
  13. 13. 13 Manager Leader Originates Challenges status quo His/her own person Does the right thing Wear sombreros Learn through education inductive Tentative Dynamic Imitates Accepts status quo Classic good soldier Does things right Wear square hats Learn through training deductive Firm Static
  14. 14. 14 Policies should reflect … The rights of all participants The philosophy of the organization and the rationale for the existence of the program Legislative dictates