Servant Leadership in Sport: A New Paradigm for Effective Coach Behavior

  title={Servant Leadership in Sport: A New Paradigm for Effective Coach Behavior},
  author={Micah Rieke and Jon J. Hammermeister and Matthew Chase},
  journal={International Journal of Sports Science \& Coaching},
  pages={227 - 239}
Coaches are searching for contemporary leadership models which resonate with the modern-day athlete. Many elements of the Servant Leadership model, such as trust, inclusion, humility and service, are well suited to enhanced coach behaviors with this cohort. The purpose of this study was to examine how coaches who were perceived by their athletes to possess “servant leader” characteristics were associated with their athletes' use of mental skills, motivation, satisfaction and performance… 

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