The paper 'Discussion of Successful and Effective Coaches in Australia" is a good example of a management case study. Coaching is a challenging career that requires constant renewal of the knowledge learned in order to learn new tactics in the field. Regardless of which game or teach a coach is coaching, adaptation and dynamism are always the best tactics for fitting in different circumstances. Coaching is versatile and one has to be open to learning throughout his career. There is no end to learning in coaching. A coach has to fully understand the sport codes and rules of the game in which she or he is specializing.
There is a code of behavior that should be observed by all coaches in any game that they coach (Jones, Hanton & Connaughton, 2002). Commitment to a specific code of ethics is a requirement of any coach who wants to be effective and eventually successful. Coaches have to demonstrate a high level of patience. Coaching is an exercise of the leadership role that that is demonstrated in training players or participants in order to achieve set targets and goals.
Leadership that is effective is dynamic and is grounded on a complex series of group member and leader interactions that are directed by situational constraints (Weinberg & Gould, 2003). Positive outcomes are realized if there is a correlation or congruence between the group members desired leadership behavior, the actual behavior of the leader, and the behavior demanded in regard to the situation. Behavior is not exhibited in a vacuum, and antecedent factors are like member and leader characteristics which are responsible for the group's desired leadership behavior and the leader’ s actual behavior (Janssen & Dale, 2002).
The challenge that football managers experience is demonstrating flexibility in the adaptation of their respective dominant leadership style to address certain leadership situations, and having a huge squad of players who are highly paid, keeping everyone satisfied. A coach has to have a high level of self-confidence in order to inspire others. Coaching is said to be a helping profession.
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