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What are various indications of transformational leadership seen in the Globetrotter organizational change under Mannie Jackson? 2. What do you think occurred in the original meeting with Jackson and the team that set the stage for the transformation? 3. How do you think the three guiding principles that Jackson used in this transformation could be used to assist in a transformation of your own organization or other sport organizations (at any level)? 9 Key Research Related to Trait and Behavioral Theory in Sport Theoretical context Trait and behavioral theories Leaders studied Athletic directors, conference commissioners Key research Branch (1990): Examined NCAA Division I athletic director leader behavior in two dimensions: (1) initiating structure and (2) demonstrating consideration.

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Many of the organization’s old-timers had to leave. They couldn’t adapt. As part of the change, Jackson started running the Globetrotters on the basis of a gross profit and breakeven analysis. That became the language around the organization: What’s the break-even on this event? The company was also divided into business units; staff champions were assigned, and profitability hurdles were set for each one. Jackson points out that the success of the brand as a business came down to a fundamental point.

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