Leadership Development Of Team Captains

1117 Words5 Pages
This paper is an academic critique of the article by Christian Grandzol, Susan Perlis, and Lois Draina (2010) entitled, Leadership development of team captains in collegiate athletics. Grandzol, Perlis, and Draina were attempting to determine if participating in collegiate athletics was associated with leadership development. The authors looked at five leadership practices that were analyzed through the use of the Student Leadership Practice Inventory developed by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. The author’s research question was “Are leadership practices of (A) model the way, (B) inspire a shared vision, (C) challenge the process, (D) enable others to act, and (E) Encouraging the heart related to athletic participation and leadership position?” (Grandzol, Perlis, & Draina, 2010, p. 405). Although the Grandzol et al were looking at collegiate athletes in their study, they were trying to answer the age-old question; are leaders born or are they developed?
Review of Literature
Leadership has many definitions and has been described by many authors, political leaders, and common men by different means. The great Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, once said; “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” The literature that the authors reviewed justifies the argument that leaders are developed. Grandzol et al did not find much literature that
Get Access