Learning from the Pandemic: Communication

Over the next few weeks we’ll be presenting selected insights from the Sportsology roundtables in article form so that others can learn from the experiences shared by those who participated in the sessions. In this article, we’re looking at the communication learnings that emerged from the discussions.

People-Focused Leader

The People-Focused Leader

One of the dangers of the Unicorn leader myth – particularly pervasive in sport – is that it prioritizes the cult of the individual over the wellbeing of the people being led. In doing so, it sidelines the importance of collaboration, communication and empathy to constructive leadership.

Team Unicorn

Team Unicorn

In a 2017 interview with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, ghSMART management consultant Elena Lytkina Botelho pronounced the death of the Unicorn leader.


What Followers Want From Leaders

As we’ve discussed previously, the great leaders we might label as ‘Unicorns’ don’t operate in splendid isolation. Rather than being an omniscient force, they are often guided by a highly competent support team and benefit from effective organizational processes.