Implicit leadership theories - A phenomenographic study within a sporting context
conference contributionposted on 25.09.2017 by Jacqueline Mueller, James Skinner, Steve Swanson, Jon Billsberry
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Generic leadership scholars have begun to analyse leadership from a perspective that focuses on the perceptions of observers and challenges the default position of leader-centric research. This observer-centric perspective is commonly referred to as the social construction of leadership; it is yet to be applied to a sport management context. By highlighting the role that followers’ ideal leadership prototypes play in the leadership construction processes, this study will improve the understanding of leadership perceptions in a sport context and indicate opportunities for sport leaders to develop a leadership style that is better tailored to their followers’ expectations.
- Loughborough University London