As sport management consultants, it is our responsibility to scour the literature to translate latest trends into meaningful knowledge for our clients. One such trend that has entrenched itself into the business domain is the idea of 'leading from behind' or 'servant leadership'. The term was … [Read more...] about Are We Ready to Lead from Behind?
We ask our athletes and coaches to pursue excellence every day, and a recent article in National Post by Shaun Francis and John Kelleher (10 questions every director should ask: Time to raise the bar for non-profits, March 22, 2001 Page FP12) calls upon directors of non-profit boards to also do … [Read more...] about Raising the Bar – Questions Directors Should Ask
Readers of this website will likely know of both Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir, authors of the recently released book, The Great Traits of Champions: Fundamentals for Achievers, Leaders and Legacy Leavers. Mark is a former swimmer, winner of three Olympic medals and holder of seven world records, … [Read more...] about Book Review – The Great Traits of Champions: Fundamentals for Achievers, Leaders and Legacy Leavers (2008)
For many national sport bodies, this is the time to debrief on the Olympic and Paralympic experience, take stock and begin planning for the next four or eight years. This is a time when there are opportunities for renewal of employees, employment relationships and volunteer opportunities. Many … [Read more...] about Renewal of Your Organization Through a Value-Based Governance Audit
Sound familiar? Although this topic has very little to do with the law, we are nonetheless often called upon by client organizations for help. Over the years we have encountered scenarios such as: A parent, volunteer or member having issue with a staff person and continually harassing them or … [Read more...] about What to Do When 1% of Your Members Cause 99% of Your Problems?
This winter we have been teaching a new course at Brock University on negotiation skills for sport managers. We have structured the course around two themes: negotiating the dispute and negotiating the deal. The same techniques are used in both pursuits, and we think that these skills are critical … [Read more...] about Diagnosing Disputes