Leadership Styles And Theories Of Leadership

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Leadership styles will vary in different situations for a coach. The same coach may have one style of leadership for different teams in the same sport depending on the players’ ages, nationalities, gender, and personalities (Weinberg & Gould, 2015, p. 212-213). To recognize the consequences of leadership using Chelladurai’s model, the research to determine the type of leadership a coach should demonstrate for team satisfaction, should include satisfaction, cohesion, performance, and intrinsic motivation (Weinberg & Gould, 2015, p. 213-214). There are five models of decision making in Chelladurai’s model. This paper will discuss different types of leadership, the consequences of the different situations, and Chelladurai’s models.
Leadership is “the process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal (Weinberg & Gould, 2015, p. 199).” The process of influence typically encompasses a number of behaviors that facilitate motivation in team members, where the coach focuses on getting team members to effectively work together in the pursuit of the common goal. There are a number of antecedents of leadership; personal and situational factors that affect leader behavior including age and maturity, gender, and the type of sport (Weinberg & Gould, 2015, p. 212).

A leader has to be able to adapt to the circumstances of each situation when working in a changing environment. As sports have new or unusual situations in
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