Leadership

Revision notes about leadership for the Psychology module A2 Physical Education.

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Leadership
Good leadership is important in sport
Leaders:
Captain
Manager
Coach
Directors
Leaders motivate the team towards a set goal
Definition:
The behavioural processes influencing individuals and groups towards set goals
Leadership involves personal relationships and affects the motivation of individuals
and groups
Leaders must be/ have:
Good at the Sport
Motivator
Ability to communicate
Enthusiasm
Inspirational Qualities
A vision of what needs to be done
Confidence
Friendly
Respected
Approachable
Experienced
Early instinct theory ­ Great man theory (Leaders are male and born to be leaders
because of certain personality traits). Ignores situation and interaction.
Social Learning Theory
Interactionist Theory
2 Ways to be a leader:
Prescribed ­ Joined Group to become a leader
Advantage Quick and easy. Brings in an outside influence, new style
Disadvantage ­ May not be right for the team, may not be compatible
Emerging ­ Already in Group and works their way up

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Advantage ­ Already knows the team and understand the team
Disadvantage ­ Other players on the team may also want to be leader, Competition…read more

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