In the arena of sport, how organizations lead and manage success is extraordinarily important. The legendary Boston Celtics basketball coach Red Auerbach once remarked “Some people believe you win with the five best players, but I found out that you win with the five who fit together the best”. According to this premise, it can be argued that the foundation of success is rooted within the right organizational fit. While talent is important in order to be successful, the most talented team on paper does not always win. Thus, we must explore the value of leadership and its cultivation of nurturing organizational success.
The success of any organization is largely dependent on how its top leader inspires and leads the other leaders. For organizations to thrive, chief executives must know how to get the most from their senior managers, who, in turn, must drive performance throughout the organization.
Simply put, great leaders know how to lead other leaders.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for scholarship that evaluates, promotes, and ignites the discussion about the value of leadership within and across sport and sport governance.
This Special Issue seeks contributions that assess sports teams, leagues, or governing sports bodies/organizations that significantly express the value of leadership. Moreover, leadership in sport that displays a value in diversity, inclusion, and access that has improved the landscape of sport and has been influenced and empowered by leadership contributions are especially welcome.
Dr. Algerian Hart