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Magnetic Servant Coach uses three significant leadership tools that are unique only to him/her and are neither completely Eastern nor completely Western. These three areas are carefully crafted through evaluation of each unique leadership philosophies both from East and West. This concept is materialized based on as how human society is operating at current times. We are leaving in a global village that all of the cultures and their belief systems are being influenced by one another. Electronic communication technology is capable of delivering messages from East to West and vice verse without discriminating any source or any user. Majority of world’s population is able to follow up the current news and world affair policies which was not even conceivable about two decades ago. Outsourcing of businesses, services are commonly practiced from East to West and vice versa. Athletes and coaches travel around the globe not only for competitive purposes but also occupy both the managerial and the sport coaching positions outside of their native cultures or countries etc. Historically sport is one of the earliest professions that helped the globalization process of humanity. Ever since the International Olympic Games were formed and organized sport has been one of the main tools that used by governments and societies to reach out and export and import ideas, customs and technologies to one another. The practices of Cross-cultural leadership techniques and philosophies have benefitted both civilizations of East and West. Yet neither techniques nor philosophies of leadership of each culture did go thorough without going through a revision process. Whether Eastern or Western each leadership principle or philosophy has been going through a vigorous process of what seems to be ‘welcome and meet Joe and Cheng’ introduction sessions. When it comes to the leadership and its effectiveness human factor cannot be ignored nor eliminated. Should this happen the leadership process turns into practice of ‘ideology’ and may not make positive changes on human endeavors. Ideologies are designed and crafted for specific type of groups of individuals or societies and may not be applicable to the needs and inspirations of other cultures that are different. If we can use this argument and apply it to the sport settings we can see that a Zen coaching leadership style (applied by a Chinese coach) may not be of the most effective coaching practices when it is practiced on an American football program. Similarly a Western autocratic leadership style (applied by an American coach) may not be an effective leadership tool to coach a Japanese ladies volleyball team. Both the leadership philosophies and the Cultures have to be studied and learned in order for the coaches to be successful and effective.
Effective Leadership Rules: 1. Visioning and setting an example a. Create an inspiring vision and shared values b. Lead change c. Lead by example d. Demonstrate confidence 2. Empowering and energizing a. Inspire and energize b. Empower people c. Communicate openly d. Listen, support and help 3. Leading team a. Involve everyone, use team approach b. Coach, bring the best in your team c. Encourage group decision d. Monitor progress but do not micromanage
The Tao of Communication (Balanced Exchanges) Purposes Why? Yin (receiving) Yang (sending) Learning Education Understanding Persuading Being inspired Inspiring
Form How? Yin (receiving) Yang (sending) Listening Speaking Watching Showing Reading Writing Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens (Jimi Hendrix).
East* versus West Philosophy, Cultural Values, and Mindset
East: Main Philosophies: Buddhism, 1. Cosmological unity 2. Life is a journey towards eternal realities that are beyond the realities that surround us 3. Circular view of the universe, based on the perception of eternal recurrence 4. Inner-world dependant 5. Self-liberation from the false "Me" and finding the true "Me" 6. Behavioral ethics
Western Philosophy Western Philosophy Christianity**, Rational, Scientific, Logical schools 1. Feeling oneself as an element of the Divine 2. Life is service (to the God, money, business, etc.) 3. Linear view of the universe and life, based on the Christian philosophy where everything has its beginning and the end. 4. Outer-world dependant 5. Self-dedication to the goal (success, happiness, etc.)