Unit 7 Paper and Powerpoint



Good to Great

Camry S. Griffith

Belhaven University

MSA 670

July 17, 2021

Dr. Woods

Good to Great

Leadership is one of the most important tools to have an order for an organization to be successful. Leadership is in a league of its own. This quality of running a business is not something that one could just go in a store and purchase it off of a shelf. Leadership is a tool that is sometime naturally in a person but can be a quality that can be learned through actions of upper management and sometimes a person less expected. Leadership is not for everyone. Sometimes that can be a hard truth for some people to face, but it takes many elements for a leader to actually sustain leadership. Leadership has to be in an organization in order for it to succeed. Everyone cannot think on the same scale. There has to be someone there to lead everyone to the next level.

The value that leadership brings into an organization is truly an undescribable element. Every good company whether it is related to sports or not has awesome leadership in it. As described earlier, leadership does not just come from chief executive officers, people who sit on the board, and other upper management. Leadership comes from everyone as a whole, it has to be enrooted within everyone that work in the company in some shape, form or fashion or the business would fail. All leaders should strive to develop the group of people they lead into a team who are able to blend their complementary skills and talents and support one another to achieve far more than they could ever aspire to individually (McCabe, 2006). All it takes is one person to step up and show an establishment how leadership can make an impact. People will see everything around them start to change. This will start a movement and allow people to follow suit.

In Proverbs 11:14 it states, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” This verse speaks on how important leadership is to a flock of people. When people display leadership, they can be and more than often they are leading a group of people. When following someone or a group, it is important to know who and what they are following. It is important to know their leadership style and understand the movement behind them leading people. People need to know if the leadership is bad or good because who truly wants someone that is going to lead them down a bad path. In the verse it mentions how important guidance is. Guidance plays into leadership because it shows someone the way. Leadership and following is not always easy, but as long as God is on a person’s side then they will know that he will lead them where they are supposed to go down the righteous path.

Leadership can be a very stressful job. Leadership is something that is not always easy and it is not for the faint of hearts (Smith, Arthur, Hardy, Callow, and Williams, 2013). It is not a manual that is written up that tells how someone can become a great leader. Becoming a good leader that possesses great leadership is done by trial and error. Trial and error will have to be tested to see what works and what does not workout not only in the sports industry, but in any industry. Leadership is like a great team. It takes work for everyone to accomplish their role on the team. So, what happens when everyone understands their roles and knows exactly what they are supposed to be doing? Well just because everyone knows their roles does not mean they know how to put it all together. A leader is there to guide them through leadership to understand each other roles an learn how to play with the other and still do their job also.

In conclusion, leadership is one of the most important things that an organization can possess. It will be the bread and butter that will help encourage everyone around them to be better and play their role. Leadership is the instance that takes something from being mediocre or good to great. It is truly a tool that is so vital to success and accomplishment in any industry and any company.


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McCabe, M. (2006). Accelerating teamwork: A personal reflection. Musculoskeletal Care, 4(2), 116–121. https://doi-org.belhaven.idm.oclc.org/10.1002/msc.83

Smith, M. J., Arthur, C. A., Hardy, J., Callow, N., & Williams, D. (2013). Transformational leadership and task cohesion in sport: The mediating role of intrateam communication. Psychology of sport and exercise14(2), 249-257