SGA essays in sports governance

This series of essays aims to provide a deeper dive into topics of interest and relevance to the Sports Governance Academy community. Authored by experts in particular disciplines and by practitioners in sports governance and management, they will give the reader a closer look at current themes, best practice and initiatives in the sector.

By inviting authors to present their topics in essay form, we want to give them the scope and freedom to explore more deeply areas of governance affecting sports organisations, predominantly in the UK but drawing on comparative international examples where appropriate. The approach taken will vary from essay to essay. Some will provide a case study to help the community get to grips with developments in the sports governance landscape. Others will present the results of original ongoing research. Others still will offer intriguing perspectives on governance debates, approaching familiar topics from a different angle.

We hope that you find plenty in the series to get you thinking and to help you and your organisations in your approach to governance and in facing the challenges ahead of us.

Sporting governance in an accelerating world

Date: 22 November 2021

Sporting governance in an accelerating world

In this essay, the first in the series, Dr Alan Watkins shares his thoughts on decision making drawn from his experience both as a physician and neuroscientist and as a leadership development consultant.