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ADGR 8054 Business of Sports (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

From team sports, there is much to learn about team play, leadership, management, and motivation that can be applied to many careers. Events happen so quickly on the playing field that players don't have time to process lessons which can be so valuable for success elsewhere. Including a study of the explorer Ernest Shackleton, this course explores theories of leadership, followership, motivation, effective communication, and goal achievement as well as types of followership. Topics covered include selecting, building, and motivating a team; identifying team leadership qualities and delegating power; and developing strong leadership skills. Team leadership skills include instilling organizational values; setting a positive tone with humor and goal setting; resolving conflict; introducing new initiatives; managing setbacks and failure; refocusing perspective; and effective strategies for improvement and feedback on performance.


Instructor(s): Cathy Utzschneider

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-Feb-17