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Selecting the Appropriate Leadership Style

In the second of three resources, Simon Padley explores three popular leadership styles commonly applied in sport and offers advice to help you discover what your current leadership approach means for your participants

The leadership landscape is full of models and approaches and it can be confusing at first to understand and then navigate which leadership model aligns with your personal philosophy and the coaching behaviours you have identified and developed as most effective in your current coaching environment.

This resource explores three popular leadership models (transformational, servant and situational leadership) and can help you to discover whether your current style leans towards a set of consistent behaviours or values that allow flexibility in your leadership approach.

Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is a model that has emerged over 30 years. It has recently been significantly developed by Bass and Riggio and specifically in sport by Jean Côté, and it has proven to be effective in many fields, from healthcare to the armed forces and business, and especially in sport.

The model has been designed with an underpinning philosophy and primary objective focusing on leaders developing other leaders. 

The 4 Is of transformational leadership describe the behaviours you would expect leaders to consistently apply.

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