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Sports Psychology – Performing with Others

3. Leadership

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Lecture

In this lecture, we think about leadership, focusing in particular on: (i) differentiating between those in formal leadership roles and athletes who may act in a leadership manner without an official role; (ii) four key aspects of leadership as leadership being a process, a good leader being able to influence others, group dynamics being intertwined within leadership, and a common goal being key; (iii) the ‘great man theory’, proposed by Thomas Carlyle, as an early leadership theory which proposed that great leaders were born that way; (iv) the transition into contingency approaches, which propose that certain traits can be beneficial in leadership, but not in all cases; (iv) transactional versus transformational approaches to leadership; (v) the social identity model of leadership, whereby leaders promote a shared sense of team identity.

Course

In this course, Dr Matthew Slater (Staffordshire University) explores how we perform with others in sport and exercise. In the first lecture, we think about cohesion and the factors which make up Carron’s model of cohesion. In the second lecture, we think about social identity, split into social identity theory and self-categorisation theory. In the third lecture, we think about how our understanding of leadership has developed over time. Next, we work through Smith and colleagues’ 1979 study on coach effectiveness training. In the fifth and final lecture, we think about two key strategies to improve team performance as team goal setting and the 3R model.

Lecturer

Dr Matthew Slater is associate professor in the School of Health, Science and Wellbeing at Staffordshire University. Dr Slater’s research interests include the social identity approach to leadership, team functioning and psychophysiological responses to stress. Some of Dr Slater’s recent publications include 'Cognitive appraisals and team performance under stress: A simulation study' (2020) and 'A brief mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention: investigating the effects with recreational runners' (2020).

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Slater, M. (2022, May 10). Sports Psychology – Performing with Others - Leadership [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/sports-psychology-performing-with-others/leadership-d1fafc77-feaa-41bd-bcbd-c5d548b0ed82

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Slater, M. "Sports Psychology – Performing with Others – Leadership." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 10 May 2022, https://www.massolit.io/courses/sports-psychology-performing-with-others/leadership-d1fafc77-feaa-41bd-bcbd-c5d548b0ed82

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