Seven Key Skills Of A Sports Manager

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Leaders have the opportunity to lead a group of people in whichever way they chose fit. How one does so, and the way one conducts themselves in doing so is more important. I believe the strengths in which one is naturally effective, as a person is the way one should lean to. While always working and improving the skills in which one struggles in, to become a better leader and manager.
In chapter two the author states seven key skills for a sports manager:
Those key skills include people skills, communication skills, managing diversity, managing technology, decision making, organizing politics, managing change, also motivation and taking initiative (Jones, 2015, p.41).
From my personal opinion and experiences, the two most vital skills from
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Not only does the situation change from day to day, but the people who one leads, and are accountable for changes every day, so must the leader. If the leader aspires to be an effective leader, the leader must not only adapt to change, but understand why and how to counter the change. The author states in the text that people change for a number of reasons but the main reason that people change is because of the fear of failure (Jones, 2015, p. 40). The author then goes on to express that as natural human beings and creatures of habit that there are a plethora of reasons fear comes about (p.40). From experiences and personal opinion, I agree 100% with the author; fear is something that first we as mangers must deal with within us, then understand that the people that we lead, deal with it also. In going forward we must know how to counter the change of fear. In order to achieve fear we must acknowledge fear and then address each person fear as individuals instead as a one approach for all (Kuriger, C. C., 2006, …show more content…
I know it will. The reason why I know that growth will continue is because of the interest trend in sports from the lowest level in sports to the highest level.
The Sociology of Sport Journal found, that varsity and non-varsity participation in high school sports increases adults sports involvement (Howell, F. M., & McKenzie, J. A., 1987, p.1).
The reason I believe that this is important because people spend money on what they are interested in. For example, if one played basketball in junior high and then continue pickup basketball at a local gym after work at 35 years of age. Most likely that same person is watching basketball at home and spends money on their local basketball team home games. Although, I agree this growth will continue to grow in sports I do not think that the growth will be universal as the level increase in major sports. Meaning the growth that we will see will only be in the best of the best and will be separated in difference by that. The text donates that problem as competitive balance. People will and want to spend their money on the best of the best and leave the

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