Good leadership encompasses a variety of competencies, ranging from tactical insight, over motivational capacities and empathy, to communicative skills. We can bring these characteristics together in four different leadership roles, each of them being essential for an optimal team functioning:
The task leader takes the lead on the field, focuses on the team goals and assists in taking strategic decisions.
The motivational leader encourages team members to give their best effort and steers emotions on the field in the right direction.
The social leader promotes good relations within the team, cultivates a good team atmosphere, and is trusted by the other team members.
The external leader is responsible for the communication with external partners such as the media and the club management.