Leadership development and sport participation : perceptions of selected business managers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gale Denise Kerbaugh (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of selected business managers of their competitive sport experience and whether or not ten events previously identified by researchers of The Center for Creative Leadership were associated with the events. The interview technique was chosen as the research tool to obtain original descriptions of the subjects's sport experiences. The ten events were organized into four categories. The category of OTHER PEOPLE included role models and values playing out. The OTHER EXPERIENCES category was represented by early sport experiences and purely personal. The category of ASSIGNMENTS included only scope. HARDSHIPS were represented by breaking a rut, demotions/missed promotions, failures and mistakes, traumas, and performance problems. A semi structured interview format was used. A short questionnaire was devised to obtain demographic information. The fifteen subjects were enrolled in the Master's of Business Administration Executive Program of the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Leadership $x Psychological aspects
Sports $x Psychological aspects
Executives $x Attitudes
Executives $x Psychology

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