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Business Leadership and the Lessons from Sport

Authors: Westerbeek, H., Smith, A.

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Sport represents a very intense and dynamic form of competition for individuals and for teams. Many of the themes of business, including leadership, teamworking, mentoring and coaching, strategy, innovation, etc. occur in sport in a very acute and focused way and will determine success or failure. With the use of compelling international examples the authors show how sport provides crucial leadership lessons for business.

About the authors

HANS WESTERBEEK is Associate Professor of Sport Marketing at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and is a director of Manage to Manage. He is President of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, as well as President of The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Australia. He has acted as a consultant to numerous sport organisations and the corporate sector in Europe and Asia-Pacific. He is co-author of several books including, Sport Business in the Global Marketplace and The Sport Business Future.

AARON SMITH is Associate Professor of Sport Management at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, and is a director of the Dutch-Australian consulting company Manage to Manage. He has acted in a consultant capacity for a diverse range of organisations, including multinational corporations, professional sporting clubs, national and state sport associations, local governments and private enterprises. He is co-author of several books including, Sport Business in the Global Marketplace and The Sport Business Future.

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'A wealth of sporting anecdotes provides readers with a funnel to refine and communicate their thoughts and ideas about leadership off the field. There are also some terrific sports stories such as the controlled egos in the 1992 US men's basketball team. If you like to communicate on leadership and teamwork via sporting analogies (as I do) then this book provides a wealth of material.' - Michael O'Keeffe, The Australian Financial Review

'Normally we would run a four-minute mile to avoid any book that draws business lessons from sports. 'Business as sport' is the second most common cliché in management, right on the heels of anything comparing business to a military battlefield. Westerbeek and Smith's contribution, however, is both intelligent and readable; it confronts the well-worn analogies that we've all heard, and neatly surmounts them.' - Harvard Business Review


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Sport of Leadership

    Pages 1-28

    Westerbeek, Hans (et al.)

  • Playing to Win: The Leadership Function

    Pages 29-50

    Westerbeek, Hans (et al.)

  • Fair Game: Leaders and Followers

    Pages 51-70

    Westerbeek, Hans (et al.)

  • Team of Champions or a Champion Team? Leading Teams

    Pages 71-93

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  • From the Sidelines: Coaching and Mentoring

    Pages 94-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Business Leadership and the Lessons from Sport
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-52441-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230524415
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4716-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 211
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