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The 10 Commandments of Coaching Leadershipby: Larry Wilson
by: Troy Malone
© July 2008
Coaching and leadership have always been intertwined. So much so that Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski says “I don't look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.” If leadership is, as Yuki suggests, “the application of intentional influence in order to achieve a desired result,” then coaching is actually leadership in practice. However, before we move forward on what actions coaches should and should not take, it’s important to define the terms appropriately.
It has been said that there are as many definitions of leadership as there are those that write about it. Like Yukl, most learned people agree that leadership deals with influencing relationships amongst people. As such, we’ll use Maccoby’s (2000) characterization that leadership is an individual’s amalgam....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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