Developing Leadership Skills in Sport: A Case Study of Elite Cricketers.

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Abstract

Effective leadership in sport at the elite level can make the difference between success and failure. However, while the importance of leadership is acknowledged there is little published evidence regarding how the required skills could or should be developed. The current case study reports the implementation of a leadership development program with elite professional cricketers. The intervention itself was focused at three levels: (1) captaincy development, (2) leadership skill development, (3) personal growth and leadership development. Program effectiveness was determined through the feedback provided by the individual players on the program, the reflections of the sport psychology consultant, and feedback from the professional staff. Evaluation and reflection of the program suggests that a formal development program can be both beneficial and impactful in enhancing the leadership capabilities of elite players.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-25
JournalCase Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • captaincy
  • Personal development
  • Athlete leadership

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