Part of Managing and Leading for Sports Performance Module is to complete an Assessment relating to the following task:
“Tasked with Managing and Leading an inner city East London project designed to help develop local children who are gifted and talented in a range of sports”.
The children are part of a group of youngsters where some are from dysfunctional backgrounds and some are from affluent families. Some of these children have behavioral problems, authority and respect issues, however all the children in the group have a talent for sports performance, and therefore if their skills are enhanced they could be successful.
The group is made up children of different ages, a mixer of both girls and boys, different social economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
With the right leadership, each and every individual can be honed to become a successful athlete.
2.0 Critical Analyses of different approaches to Management & Leadership
In this modern era, the right management and leadership skills are key when determining the success of an athlete.
There are many approaches to management and leadership that can be used for athletes/youngsters to achieve full potential; trait approach, functional approach, leadership as a behavioral category, contingency models of leadership, power & leadership influence, transactional leadership and transformational leadership.
With the right management and leadership approach, individual performances can be improved in order to become successful athletes. As tasked with managing and leading the East London Project two approaches have been selected to ensure each individual reaches full potential; transactional leadership and transformational leadership. The reasoning behind this is that transformational leadership can be used mainly with some of the youngsters from East London that come from dysfunctional backgrounds, where many have attitude and respect issues.
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