Round 2 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: Leadership at the core of Port’s impressive SCG victory

It’s a team game, but sometimes special players both enhance and surpass collective efforts. Port Adelaide had not one but two of them at the SCG, putting a smile on Chris Michaels’ face.

Nicole Livingstone: Giant Steps

Nicole Livingstone has not only been a terrific sportsperson, she has vast experience in media, and has made her way in sports administration, business and general life. She is a natural leader, writes Anna Pavlou in this profile, which was inspired by Nicole’s recent appointment to run the AFLW competition.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Mel Kuys

The inaugural VFL Women’s captain of the Box Hill Hawks Mel Kuys talks leadership and the future ahead for her side.

Does Leadership Matter?

Stainless questions the role of Leadership in an AFL team and the language used by the Media in defining a team’s performance.

Almanac Leadership: Claudio Ranieri on this incredible (unfinished) Leicester City year

With Leicester City still improbably atop the English Premier League table, we share this wonderful story of leadership and possibility by their manager, Claudio Ranieri.

Crio’s Q? “Foreman material?”

Fans used to be happy enough with a good player. Nowadays, it seems, leaders are identified after a handful of games. Reckon I’d rather a 200 game CHF, says Crio.

Carlton and Hawthorn: a study in contrasting… fortunes?

How did it come to this? In 2004 both Carlton and Hawthorn had bleak seasons. Callum O’Connor contrasts the happenings at each club since that time.

Leadership Matters (reprised)

Malcolm Ashwood runs the ‘rulebook’ over good and bad leadership in sport. [This piece has been generating comments again – so we thought we’d bring it back – Ed]

Driven up the Walls

It can’t be far away now, perhaps only a matter of a week or two. I wander what the banner line to the article might be? “Ablett and Suns a Good Fit” Or “Suns Shine on Gazza.” Or “Walls has Surgery to Remove Stale Egg from Face”   Earlier this year (April 1st in fact), [Read more]