Published January 11, 2010
A force for good – that is what most not-for-profit sport organizations set out to become. For that very reason, sport often attracts dynamic, passionate and dedicated people who are as driven to succeed as the coaches and athletes their organization supports. But in their quest to achieve their objectives, leaders in sport often find the pathway riddled with challenges and issues that make the achievement of their vision incredibly challenging, if not impossible. From high staff turnover to volunteer fatigue, the strain is being felt by sport organizations at all levels of the Canadian sport landscape. Leading a sport organization is not as simple as it once was and many administrators will admit to being ill-equipped to deal with the issues, conflicts and crises that consume their daily working lives.
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