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Coach and Physical Education COAH04 - A Critically justify the styles, behaviours, characteristics and methods you deem important to achieve effective leadership from 2 different perspectives. 20043547 Extensive research has been undertaken on leadership behaviour since the 1950s (Yukl, 2003). Clawson (2010) describes leadership as managing energy, first in yourself and then in those around you, however, Bradley (2012) believes leadership is not a term that’s easily or simply defined. Winston and Patterson (2006) conducted a study to address the problem of varied definitions of leadership and focuses on the possibility that the results of other leadership definitions focused only on isolated variables. A review of the…show more content…
For example, a leader will need to have different traits in different circumstances during their job and there are many attributes that make a good leader in different situations (Northouse, 2004). There are also many different situations when you can be a leader, however different people have certain leadership qualities they have either learnt, or naturally possessed that make them achieve affective leadership in a specific circumstance (Adair, 1998). Through all this research it is evident that an exact definition of leadership cannot be identified due to the different circumstances it can be used in. This essay looks into describing the differences between effective leadership from two different perspectives. To do this, different influential leaders from both sport and the military will be analysed and different contributing factors of leadership will need to be looked into such as the styles, behaviors, methods and characteristics to determine why they were so successful in their environment. In every group/organisation there is a vast range of different characteristics that need to be used in order to get the best out of yourself as a leader and the group. Abraham & Collins, 1998; Lyle, 2002; Kuzlinski, cited in Cross & Lyle (1999) state characteristics determining leadership are, • Personality of the Coach • Experience of the Coach/Athletes • Type of sport • Age of
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