Foundations Enabling Leadership Potential’s Development in Sports Higher Educational Institutions’ Students

Vyacheslav G. Tyutyukov, Galina V. Safonova, Olga V. Prilepko


The paper includes the information from a questionnaire in graduates of a sports higher educational institution based on which the leader value presence was evaluated in them. One of the guides on leadership skills’ development states that leaders cannot be prepared like instant coffee. Leadership qualities development is a lengthy process. The extensive basis for such qualities is formed with education focused on humanities; applying such knowledge in practice should follow further. The practice would allow to acquire the worldly wisdom, experience, sensitivity, determination, intuition, keenness, emotionality, passion for leadership altogether making the person a leader. The latter should be able to see the visions of the desired future and make them attractive for their alumni (students) and in such future, they should see themselves cheerful, healthy, with ideally developed physical and personal qualities, experienced in sports and using the said qualities for attaining their life and professional goals. Sports-teaching leaders should inspire and energize with their ideas, lead the students to form the required level of personality in students. All points mentioned in the conclusion give grounds to suppose that the key competencies for a modern sports teacher should be, alongside with others, the ones requiring leadership skills. The issue of leadership potential’s development in the modern context is explained in details.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6p498

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