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The Resource The captain myth : the Ryder Cup and sport's great leadership delusion, Richard Gillis

The captain myth : the Ryder Cup and sport's great leadership delusion, Richard Gillis

Label
The captain myth : the Ryder Cup and sport's great leadership delusion
Title
The captain myth
Title remainder
the Ryder Cup and sport's great leadership delusion
Statement of responsibility
Richard Gillis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gillis, Richard
Dewey number
796.352/66
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ryder Cup (Golf tournament)
  • Golf
  • Coaching (Athletics)
  • Leadership
Label
The captain myth : the Ryder Cup and sport's great leadership delusion, Richard Gillis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 1 per cent putt -- The good captain -- The bad captain -- Why we fall for the captain myth -- When there's no difference between them and us -- The Gatsby analogy -- Status anxiety -- Year zero -- Our heroes define us -- Hunger games -- The big mo -- What went right? -- The strategy placebo -- What do we do with a problem like Tiger? -- A-pods -- Motifs and counter-stories -- The team spirit correlation -- The wild one -- Time for a new story
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9781620407165
Isbn Type
;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957494320
  • 2143076
Label
The captain myth : the Ryder Cup and sport's great leadership delusion, Richard Gillis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 1 per cent putt -- The good captain -- The bad captain -- Why we fall for the captain myth -- When there's no difference between them and us -- The Gatsby analogy -- Status anxiety -- Year zero -- Our heroes define us -- Hunger games -- The big mo -- What went right? -- The strategy placebo -- What do we do with a problem like Tiger? -- A-pods -- Motifs and counter-stories -- The team spirit correlation -- The wild one -- Time for a new story
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9781620407165
Isbn Type
;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957494320
  • 2143076

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