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Sports Foster Leadership Qualities

What Qualties are Associated with Leadship?
      What are the important personal qualities, attributes, and characteristics that are believed to be essential to be successful as a coach, athletic trainer, or director of physical education? 

      Besides the usual job resume listing education, job history, and recommendations, the following list of traits are generally considered when the human resource department conducts job interviews.
  • Trustworthiness
  • Honesty
  • High ethical standards
  • Dependable
  • Adaptable
  • Communicator

      The following attributes are considered as essential:

  • Leadership
  • Decisiveness
  • Consistency

      Qualities that usually have  the least impact (not essential or very important) include:

  • Risk taker
  • High energy level
  • Visionary
Recommended Reading:

Leadership in Sports   From high school stadiums to professional arenas, sports today are played in a very competitive environment.  Coaches and players feel the pressure to succeed, and the measure of success is found in the win / loss column.

Greatness in Sports Leadership   A leader is someone that others follow.  From this simple truth the author provides an integrating and practical approach to developing leaders others want to follow. This is achieved using proven leadership principles, concepts, assessment tools, techniques and frameworks that are delivered in relevant sports language and current to changing realities.

Leadership Characteristics   Leadership is like gravity. You know it's there, you know it exists, but how do you define it?" Former San Francisco 49er Tight End, Dr. Jamie Williams


Leadership Characteristics by Karlene Sugarman, M.A.

Athletic Insight - A review of leadership in sport: These traits and skills are not specific to sport and should not be considered as essential pre-requisites, but rather as potentially useful leadership.

5 Essential Leadership Qualities for Parents, Players and Coaches   Leadership qualities are not as easily summarized but of equal ... and other Sports Professionals talk about Leadership on The CompuSports Radio Network. 

The Top Ten Characteristics Of Excellent Leaders  What are the most valuable qualities a leader should possess? ... and articles author, and has coached at the highest levels of major-league pro sports,

Leadership - Characteristics of Strong Leadership  Leader can be both appointed by a group or emerge from the group naturally. In sports, the typical leader is the coach.

5 Traits of a Leader  Characteristics of a good leader. What makes a good leader?

Youth Leadership In Sports  Aug. 26, 2006 ... Some terrific young sports leaders exercise no leadership in their ... These characteristics have been put into four categories of models:

An Exploration of Leadership Characteristics in College Athletes  Thus, the specific characteristics of an effective leader are hypothesized to vary as a function of context.

Leadership Effectiveness   HoganLead helps leaders understand their capabilities and challenges.

Leadership What qualities,characteristics and styles do good leaders have? ... Leadership Qualities. The trait theory suggests that leaders are born with their leadership qualities.

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Alcohol Abuse
Drug Abuse
Caffeine Use
Nicotine Use
Response to Stressors
Learning to be Helpless
Depression and Elation
Eating Disorders
Learning Disorders
Stress and Anxiety
Athlete Motivation
Flow/Peak Performance
Focus & Concentration
Goals and Objectives
Goal Setting
Personal Sabotage
Self Fulfilling Prophecy

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