How to demotivate your top performers:Lessons from professional cricket

Ewing, Thomas and Heilgenberg, Kerstin and Pitt, Leyland,(2019), How to demotivate your top performers:Lessons from professional cricket. , Business Horizons, UNSPECIFIED

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Motivation is one ofthe most studied facets ofthe management of employees and team members. Countless scholarly papers, articles in magazines, and bestselling books have been written on the subject. The role of coaches in motivating successful sports teams is also a much-loved topic of popular conversation and receives considerable attention in broadcast media and the press. However, almost all of the advice on motivation is prescriptive rather than proscriptive. As far as sport is concerned, the games that get most of the attention in North America are baseball, basketball,football,and hockey,and therestof theworld seems to be soccermad. Many nations are oblivious to the world’s second-most popular sport: cricket. We take an opposing perspective on motivation in this article: Rather than instructing how to motivate employees and team members, we suggest four ways to demotivate them. Based on a series of in-depth interviews with some of the world’s best professional cricketers, we identify coaching behavior that frustrates and angers them. We use the insights gained to suggest ways in which coaches of all kinds can demotivate.Hopefully, by understanding these behaviors, coaches and managers can strive to avoid them.
Keywords : Leadership development, Demotivation, Cricket coaching, Leadership in sports, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Business Horizons
Volume: 62
Number: 2
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Depositing User: Endhar Priyo Utomo
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 07:12
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2019 07:12

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