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Leadership competencies: qualitative insight into non-profit sport organisations

Leadership competencies: qualitative insight into non-profit sport organisations The purpose of this paper is to explore the competencies of leadership used and the reasons behind their use in an attempt to understand the nature of leadership competencies in non-profit sports organisations, and guide the experts to focus on specific competencies for general purposes.Design/methodology/approachThe current study adopts a qualitative method to achieve the aim of the study.FindingsThe results revealed that four groups of competencies, namely, understanding the whole,communication, general management relation, and change tend to be specific competencies for general purposes in different leadership positions. The findings demonstrate the value of the approach in discoveringinsights that would not have emerged from more commonly utilised methodologies.Practical implicationsOverall, these findings suggest that individuals, in different sport leadership positions, need four groups of competencies to overcome internal and external challenges effectively. Implications of this research may exist in business and other domains. Specifically, several competency frameworks are suggested in business for leaders to meet their internal and external challenges.Originality/valueThis research represents the first attempt to understand and explore the nature of leadership competencies in non-profit sports organisations in the Middle East. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Leadership Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2056-4929
DOI
10.1108/ijpl-11-2016-0047
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the competencies of leadership used and the reasons behind their use in an attempt to understand the nature of leadership competencies in non-profit sports organisations, and guide the experts to focus on specific competencies for general purposes.Design/methodology/approachThe current study adopts a qualitative method to achieve the aim of the study.FindingsThe results revealed that four groups of competencies, namely, understanding the whole,communication, general management relation, and change tend to be specific competencies for general purposes in different leadership positions. The findings demonstrate the value of the approach in discoveringinsights that would not have emerged from more commonly utilised methodologies.Practical implicationsOverall, these findings suggest that individuals, in different sport leadership positions, need four groups of competencies to overcome internal and external challenges effectively. Implications of this research may exist in business and other domains. Specifically, several competency frameworks are suggested in business for leaders to meet their internal and external challenges.Originality/valueThis research represents the first attempt to understand and explore the nature of leadership competencies in non-profit sports organisations in the Middle East.

Journal

International Journal of Public LeadershipEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 8, 2017

Keywords: Competencies; Leadership; Syria; Non-profit organizations

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