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Maradona, what a leader says and the separation between formal and informal leadership - After a bizarre press conference once Argentina won over Uruguay in a decisive match for the South Africa Football World Cup 2010, Diego Armando Maradona, now coach of the Argentine team, spat on any journalist who dares to make critics to his person or leadership abilities. What does this represent from a leadership perspective?

Leaving adventurers on their own: A lack of leadership? - From time to time we hear about accidents that take place out in the wild, in which someone gets lost, hurt or while his companions continue about their journey, leaving the person in need alone. Why does it happen?

In Latin America, Soccer Is More Important Than Human Rights (I) - An essay on the failure of new democracies of Latin America to deliver real results for the people.

Normally, leaders are beyond and above their people, but sometimes the opposite becomes the case. - What happens when contact with reality is lost and the public ends up thinking more reasonably than their leaders?

Games And Sports Unite... Or Divide - A couple of decades ago, two countries in Central America went to war because of a football match; Honduras and El Salvador waged a real war because of the way in which twenty two men with a round ball and a referee could not play well. Not exactly what one would expect from a friendly match.

A Lesson From The Coach (I) - Picture this: the beginning of the football season. The coach holds up a familiar object...

Maradona: Leadership when leadership is no more - Astronauts and Cosmonauts of the first years in space of humankind have retired long ago, but they still have to live publicly according to the ideals they represented back then, and that is not always easy; other people, like athletes and sport stars also have to live with their past glories, but they showed ineptitude for that. Why?

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