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1.     In chapter 1, a number of different definitions and conceptualizations of leadership are presented in the book, and the concept of leadership is described (accurately) as evasive overall.  Overall, three main definitions are described: 

2.  Gardner’s definition, revolving around the persuasion of others,

3.  Northouse’s definition, describing leadership as a process that is transactional, and 

4.  The GLOBE project’s definition that is more broad in nature

For this response, please explain which of these theories you find the most enlightening and would prefer to use.  Or, if you prefer, find and use another well-developed definition of leadership from another source. Beyond just simply making the choice, explain your reason(s) for choosing a particular leadership definition.  You may justify and explain your reasons in a number of different ways, such as a personal example or story that leads you to gravitate to a particular definition, or through an accumulation of your experiences as a follower or leader that you describe.   

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Question 2

In Chapter 1, the author of the textbook cites Goleman’s (2000) six leadership styles.  Often, when thinking of leadership styles, we tend to “brand” individuals as one type of leader overall. While it is likely true that most people have a “default” leadership style they rely on the most, its vital to consider leadership styles as multi-faceted and realize that top leaders are skilled in several leadership styles and are able to switch styles based on what is best in a particular context or situation they face.  Specifically, it was noted that leaders who have mastered four or more style tend to have the best climate/performance in their organizations.

Given this, I would like for you to consider one leader in a sports organization that you admire and/or find effective as a leader.  Next, please provide specific, detailed examples of 4 of the 6 styles of leadership from Goleman (as noted in Table 1.3) in action.  Again, to be clear, each of these 4 examples are to be applied to one particular leader and not different leaders.  Your response should clearly illustrate why a particular behavior from that person fits the style of leadership you are describing.

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The Full Range Leadership Model (Avolio, 1999) describes leadership among two dimensions (effectiveness/ineffectiveness and passive/active).  Just as importantly, this model incorporates the separate, yet linked concepts of transactional and transformational leadership. How all these concepts inter-operate is described on pp. 17-19.  Also, I have attached a MS Word copy of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) to this question so that you can get a better sense of how these concepts are measured in reality. 

So, for this response, I would like once again for you to cite an example of a leader you have encountered or witnessed in your experiences that you’d consider “transformational” in nature.  Describe with examples why would they be considered transformational (link to the elements of transactional leaders on p. 17). Include at least 3 of these elements from p. 17. Also, please consider how they use at least one of the transactional leadership elements (also on p. 17) to “augment” their transformational leadership – as effective leaders are able to do both.

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Chapter 2 of the textbook revolves around leadership in sports organizations, but approaches it from the “3 Rs perspective” of Results, Relationships, and Responsibility.  As we’ve already focused a great deal on relationships in previous questions, here we will focus on the overall sports organization and the 3 R’s.  At the end of Ch. 2, the authors provide a good question on p. 45 (#1 under “questions to consider”). We will use a slightly modified version of that question for the current question on this exam. 

Therefore, I would like for you to think of a specific negative news event/scandal/ethical misstep involving a sports organization. How did the “three Rs” relate to the problem in this situation specifically? What are your thoughts about how the problem could have been managed better or even prevented by the organization? What recommendations would you have for the organization to address the problem? Be sure to describe the negative event and then incorporate and utilize the information provided throughout chapter 2 of the textbook to discuss your response and recommendations in this situation. 

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Question 5

In Chapter 3 of your textbook, emotional intelligence (EI) is discussed in detail. On p. 58, the author presents Goleman’s EI domains and competencies.  While there are quite a number of individual competencies listed for a person with high EI, these skills are broken down into four main domains: (1) self-awareness, (2) self-management, (3) social awareness, and (4) social skill. Although there is no “‘magic profile’ of the ’emotionally intelligent’ individual” (Petrides, 2011, as cited on p. 55), it may be helpful to consider these 4 broad domains as they relate to sports.  

Although each of these four domains is vital for EI, I would like you to discuss which of the four domains listed above you feel is the most important as it relates to a specific role in sports. These roles may be as an executive, coach, or athlete. Within your answer, elaborate on why you came to this conclusion for your specific sports role using 3 of the competencies listed within that particular domain.  (Use all 3 for self-awareness/social awareness or pick 3 from the list for self-management/social skill).

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Question 6

In looking at a sports culture, as the author does in Ch. 4, it is important not to look at things in isolation to get a full understanding.  Therefore, your question involving this chapter is not on a specific concept, but is rather on the entire chapter overall.

We will do this with a hypothetical situation you find yourself in.  Tomorrow morning, you will get a call asking you to be the top executive of a sports organization.  This role can be at a professional level (e.g., Team President/General Manager) or collegiate level (e.g. University Athletic Director).  You will accept this job and will be asked to be the person that “changes the culture” of the organization to make it like the best, top performing sports organizations.  Now you must consider how to go about this large and complex task. 

Therefore, please attack this problem in the following steps:

·    Locate and identify a sports organization that has experienced poor results or issues that would lead to a “culture change”.

o   You can pick any professional or collegiate sports team; it can be an organization with recent troublesome issues or an organization that has traditionally had problems plague it.

o   Describe briefly why a culture change is needed using noteworthy examples specific to that team.

·    Discuss your plan of action related to changing the organizational culture. In doing so, please account for the following variables:

o   Existing traditions or long-standing cultural/regional factors related to the team; describe these briefly

·    Use the entirety of Chapter 4 to elaborate on how you’d manage key tasks/issues that will come up. Specifically, account for the following from the book:

o   how sports culture is tough to change and how that can be dealt with (pp. 70-71)

o   how would you learn the levels of culture within the existing organization (beginning on p. 67)

o   incorporate research on the level of sport that is cited from the chapter (toward the end)

o   what primary and secondary mechanisms you would use to influence the culture of the sports organization (p. 75)

§  Pick 2 primary and 2 secondary mechanisms to discuss.

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7.  When one thinks of problem solving, it is only natural to have an exercise that is applied in nature. With that being said, I am going to mix things up a bit by having you analyze a short case study for this discussion.  This case really touches on nearly all of the sources of complex problems in sports organizations, as presented in Ch. 6. Also, this case really tests all the competencies and skills for problem solving on p. 104. 

The file is attached in PDF form at the end of this description.  So what I am hoping for here is for you all to read this case, then to provide a response to that case.  Given the complexity of the problem in the case, I want your response to reflect what you would do here as the main character (Jeffrey Jackson, the AD). What steps would you take next and why? The questions at the end of the case do not need to be answered specifically, but may provide a good “road map” to some aspects you may want to talk about here. 

GolfProgramCaseStudy_TuckerWrenchBook.pdf

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