The Captain Myth

The Captain Myth

The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion

Book - 2016
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"From European football to the Major Leagues, professional sport is in thrall to the cult of the superstar coach. Nowhere is our obsession with leadership better illustrated than at golf's Ryder Cup, where the job of team captain has become one of the highest-profile roles in world sport on either side of the Atlantic. The Captain Myth examines that role and what it tells us about our obsession with leadership, celebrity and a need for certain answers in a chaotic world. It asks why we so willingly buy into the cult of leadership in sport? What makes us grab at beguilingly simple explanations of triumph and defeat? Does the result of the match tell us anything useful about the link between the actions of the captain and the performance of his team?"--From publisher description.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016
ISBN: 9781472909947
Branch Call Number: 796.3526 GILLIS
GV970.3.R93 G55 2016
Characteristics: xiv, 258 pages ; 25 cm


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