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Leadership Education and Development for Strength and Conditioning Professionals and Team Leaders

Voight, Mike PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 52–62
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000031
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ABSTRACT: THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES THE VALUES AND BENEFITS OF THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSION AS IT PERTAINS SPECIFICALLY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM LEADERS. THIS AUTHOR VIEWS THIS ARENA AS AN IMPORTANT TRAINING GROUND AND LEARNING LABORATORY FOR IMPROVED TEAM FUNCTIONING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. THIS ARTICLE WILL DETAIL HOW STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS CAN MAXIMIZE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS AND INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS THROUGH THE A-B-C’S OF LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMING, NOTABLY, AWARENESS AND ASSESSMENT SURVEYS, APPLICATION OF THE TALENTS, TECHNIQUES, TACTICS, AND LEADERSHIP STYLES OF EFFECTIVE TEAM LEADERS, AND METHODS OF REINFORCEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF TARGETED AREAS.

Department of Physical Education & Human Performance, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

M. Voight has provided leadership coaching to top Division I administrators, coaches, captains, and teams, and is a sought-after speaker on the topic of leadership from university athletic departments and national coaching associations.

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