Essay about Jerry Jones Leadership Papepr

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Jerry Jones: A Maverick Owner

By: Keeyon M. Weathersby

Table of Contents

1. Background (Page 1)
2. Followers and situation (Page 2)
3. Contextual and Operational Leadership (Pages 3-4)
4. Motivational approach (Pages 4-5)
5. Theories/models (Page 5)
6. Analysis (Pages 6)
7. Lessons learned (Page 7)
8. Bibliography (Page 8)

Jerry Jones: A Maverick Owner


Jerral "Jerry" Wayne Jones was born October 13, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. He is the owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys. As a co-captain of the 1964 National Championship Arkansas Razorbacks, Jones is one of a very small number of NFL owners who actually earned a significant level of success as football players. He
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In August of 2007, Jones also served as the presenter for Michael Irvin’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As part of the Jones Family and the Dallas Cowboys commitment to Arlington, Texas- the home of the club’s new stadium. Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities will donate $16.5 million to non-profit organizations serving youth in Arlington over the next 33 years.

Motivational Approach
Mr. Jones’s approach to motivation is to simply be the best at everything. He will do anything within his power to make sure that his organization is always number one. Jerry Jones has brought in players when other organizations had given up on them or saw them as problems. Mr. Jones has had the ability to turn these players (Terrell Owens, Tank Johnson and Adam “Pac-Man” Jones) around and be productive for this team. If you watch a Dallas Cowboys game, you will see Jerry Jones on the sidelines during warm-ups encouraging players; and near the end you will see him on sidelines again. Although his stewardship of the organization has brought championships and a generous compliment of the game’s brightest stars to the region, the future success of the team and its new stadium provide the driving inspiration for the entire Jones Family. On the league front, Jones actively contributes his vision and enthusiasm