Reimagining leadership in sport management: lessons from the social construction of leadership
journal contributionposted on 15.09.2017 by Jon Billsberry, Jacqueline Mueller, James Skinner, Steve Swanson, Ben Corbett, Lesley Ferkins
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Conventional approaches to leadership in sport management regard leadership as a leader-centric phenomenon. Recent advances in the generic leadership literature have highlighted the way that people construct their own understanding of leadership and shown that these influence their assessment and responses to people they regard as leaders. This observer-centric perspective is collectively known as the social construction of leadership. In this conceptual paper, we demonstrate how this emerging theoretical approach can reframe and invigorate our understanding of leadership in sport management. We explore the research implications of this new approach, reflect on what this might mean for teaching, and discuss the practical ramifications for leadership in sport management that might flow from the adoption of this approach.
- Loughborough University London