Yet, if their current lineup gives them different strengths, they may flex their system or make adjustments to best take advantage of the current talent. Non-basketball leaders must do the same thing – focus on your core philosophy, yet be flexible in implementation based on the circumstances and talent on your team.”( Kevin Eikenberr). Seven Leadership Lessons from Great Basketball Coaches. After reading both of these cases I find that the leadership perspectives were congruent in influencing each of their style of leadership was very significant. Both men had different upbringings which drove them to succeed, one authoritarian and the other pride in oneself.
His confidence and all-around great ability cause him to be a good leader by example. He puts in a ton of work and can make his team better by improving their work habits. However, Kobe has long been credited for being a little to isolated and held back to be a true leader. He allegedly was the main cause of the break up of the best duo in basketball, him and Shaq. Still, as a leader he makes his team work harder.
I’m No Jordan Every single avid basketball fan yearns to be like Mike, young, old, rich, poor, tall, short, everyone. Michael Jeffrey Jordan now, 48 years of age and nine years away from the game he loved with the passion that drove him to harness raw talent and cultivate it every day until there was separation between him and every other superstar the game of basketball has ever seen. I wondered how I could be like that. The comparisons have been made by hundreds of sports analysts, former players, current players, Hall of Famers and even celebrities over the years as to who would be the next MJ and they all have different opinions leaving us without a conclusive “Air to the Throne”. And then there was Kobe.
Our opponent was against Diablo Vista. We all had butterflies in our stomach. Before the game I got the players in a huddle and told them, “Whether we win or lose isn’t as important as the camaraderie I have seen between you guys over the last couple of weeks and I am honored to be able to coach you gentlemen.” Coaching basketball was not easy for my but in the end my perseverance paid off. Not only did I learn how to earn the children’s trust and how to be a mentor but I also learned something about learning. I am not nearly as nervous anymore when put in a new environment.
Both coaches led their perspective teams to National and Division Championships but they leadership and management styles were different. Coach K was more supportive, caring, and nurturing toward his players; whereas Coach Knight was more volatile and explosive in his temperament he lacked the social skills to foster a positive environment for his players unlike Coach K. In the end both coaches will gone down in history, however no one can deny their record as coaches but their leadership styles will be debated for years to come as the list of best collegiate basketball coaches is compiled by basketball greats and sports
Some of his most acclaimed work has been from movies that were based on true stories. When Washington does these real life stories he finds characters that have over come many difficulties in their lives and end up winning. So by Washington starring in roles where he always ends up a winner he is creating an image in the viewers mind that he is a winner. When the audience leaves the movie they remember what great things Washington did to turn out the way he did. Many people have a hard time separating movies from the real world and some people assume the character is that person in real life Denzel Washington is the first African American male to win an Academy Award for the Best Male Actor category.
During the film, the drum line captain, Sean, says to Devan “You're the best, Devon! But when we're on the field, nobody hears you! They hear the band.” This is a perfect example of how the rules of Leadership apply to a team. “You must learn how to follow before you can lead.” Devan was a self-centered and cocky drummer. He thought just because he had more talent than everyone else in the band, he could fight the war on his own.
Each March Madness creates an Emeka Okafor, Joe Alexander, or Andrew Bogut. This is where NBA teams get excited because they’ve been watching them excel on the collegiate level which is tough because mostly everyones goal is to take that next step into the NBA which is another concern Stern had was players coming out of high school and turning out to be a bust in the pros like Robert Swift. It’s a huge transition from High School basketball and Professional Basketball. Analysts and reporters often questioned Stern about this being a move to make the NCAA stronger and more competitive, he denied this and states “this was simply it a business decision for the N.B.A (Why Stern Does Not Want High
Basketball is beneficial Did you know that most students who are active basketball players are successful in school? Did you know that people who play basketball are strong competitors in today’s society?Why? Because basketball is a productive and beneficial sport that teaches discipline.Still not convinced? Well, keep reading and discover the answers to the questions. Firstly, basketball promotes and improves physical and psychological health.
This empowered me to serve my team mates and to inspire them to seek excellence in all their pursuits. I learnt through every session that though we gained dribbling and shooting skills, there was never a duplicate of the moves we were taught. So is life, we all acquire a certain skill at some point to help us overcome difficulties, yet our approach towards each challenge will always be different. I learnt to always be flexible. It was however unfortunate that upon our return from a basketball trip, we were involved in a fatal bus accident.