When referring to the differences between leadership and management, the late leadership guru, Warren Bennis, said, Managers have their eyes on the bottom line; leaders have their eyes on the horizon and The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing (Bennis, 1989, p. 40).
Within sport organizations, who has the greatest control when it comes to making the decisions? For example, when it comes to a team in the National Basketball League (NBA), is the owner of the team (the leader) in control or the General Manager? When it comes to team issues, how might leaders and managers, as professionals in the sport administration industry, apply the concepts of ethics and management from this week?
Bennis, W. G. (1989). Managing the dream: Leadership in the 21st century.Journal of Organizational Change Management, 2(1), 610.
WRITER: Please Identify a leader (Gary Bettman, NHL Comisioner) and a manager(Matt Millen, Served as the president and CEO of the Detroit Lions from 2001-2008) in the sport industry.Then, state whether you agree or disagree with Benniss interpretation that managers have their eyes on the bottom line; leaders have their eyes on the horizon and the manager does things right; the leader does the right thing. Provide your rationale and support your argument with reference to the leader and the manager you selected.
In formulating your Discussion post, consider the following questions:
How are leaders and managers in the sport industry different?
Who are leaders in the sport industry? What qualities do they embody?
Who are managers in the sport industry? What qualities do they embody?
What ethical dilemmas are faced by sport leaders and managers today? How might each react or respond to those dilemmas similarly or differently?
Please include these references along with your own: