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A Comparison of Sport and Military Leaders: A doctoral examination of sport and military leadership

My doctoral dissertation, A Comparison of Sport and Military Leaders is now available in book format! This study is a great short read for leaders operating in diverse and dynamic environments. In the study I uncover which categories sport and military leaders are most similiar and the five characteristics of effective leaders as identified by a comprehensive literature review examining sport and military leaders.


This study provides leaders from diverse backgrounds with a comprehensive overview of existing research of leadership between sport and military leaders. Sports and the military are industries where leadership is applied over a wide range of diverse and dynamic situations. By comparing athletes’ and military personnel’s views on their leaders’ leadership style effectiveness, it provided insight that can be carried to other domains. The results of the Coaching Behaviour Scale for Sports CBS-S study instrument were analyzed and interpreted to determine which characteristics are most similar between the two industries.

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