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Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access

Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access

$145.95 CAD


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    In a quickly growing and evolving society, organizations at all levels face ongoing challenges and complexities that require specific leadership skills. Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations, Second Edition With HKPropel Access, brings together research on leadership—both within and outside of sport settings—to provide comprehensive knowledge of skills and practices relevant to the sport industry. With sport-specific examples, students will learn an effective approach to leadership thought, strategy, and action to apply in recreational, interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional sport organizations as well as the rapidly growing esports industry.

    Students will first learn the historical and foundational concepts of leadership, defining what effective leadership is and the primary outcomes of good leadership. Contemporary thought and leadership approaches for present-day challenges are then presented, bringing concepts to life within the unique contexts of sport organizations of all levels and types. Modern leadership concepts that are explored include emotional intelligence and its role in developing authentic leadership, data-informed decision making and problem solving, behaviors and actions that are most effective in crisis situations, and the leadership-as-practice movement.

    Updates in this edition include the following:
    • Expanded content on leadership for achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion in sport organizations, including new content on LGBTQ+ research in sport
    • Content on global leadership in sport, including the emergence of esports and sport as a tool for social change
    • Discussion of ethical decision making and the challenges and responsibilities for leaders in the development of the values and culture of an organization
    New student learning activities, delivered through HKPropel, are designed to engage students in a learning experience that turns the principles learned into practical leadership skills. Case studies (some of which include video examples) expand on chapter content and present real-world examples of sport leadership across a broad range of roles. These contain open-ended discussion questions that encourage students to think critically about the cases and about their own future careers. Activities encourage students to put research into practice, while interactive branching scenarios immerse students in the decision-making process, applying strategies presented in the book to navigate through each simulation to discover the most optimal outcome.

    Modern sport organizations at all levels are evolving into increasingly complex and diverse entities that require adaptable and effective leaders. Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to inspire students to become successful leaders in the sport industry.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    Primary text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate sport management courses in sport leadership; reference for academic libraries and researchers in sport management and leadership.
    Chapter 1. A Leadership Primer
    Defining Contemporary Leadership
    Settings for Leadership in Sport Organizations
    Management and Leadership: Mutually Exclusive or Integrated?
    Levels of Analysis in Leadership
    Additional Frameworks for Understanding Leadership
    Historical Leadership Theory and Research
    Research in Sport Leadership: Past, Present, Future
    21st-Century Leadership Thought

    Chapter 2. Results, Relationships, and Responsibility

    Chapter 3. Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
    Defining EI
    Why Is EI Important for Sport Leaders?
    Research and EI
    Applying EI in Organizational Leadership
    Development and Training for Improving EI

    Chapter 4. Building a Culture of Success
    Leadership and Organizational Culture: The Foundation
    Research in Sport Organizational Culture
    Building a Culture of Success in Sport Organizations

    Chapter 5. Vision and Strategic Leadership
    Leadership and Vision in Sport Organizations
    Strategic Leadership

    Chapter 6. Complexity and Problem Solving
    Changing Environment for Leadership
    Sources of Complex Problems in Sport Organizations
    Competencies and Skills for Creative Problem Solving
    Approaches to Problem Solving

    Chapter 7. Change, Turnaround, and Crisis Leadership
    Change Leadership
    Turnaround Leadership
    Crisis Leadership

    Chapter 8. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership
    Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Perspectives on Gender, Culture, and Nationality
    Surface-Level Versus Deep-Level Diversity
    Diversity Representation and Embracing Diversity
    Diversity Representation in Sport
    Organizational Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Women in Sport
    Individuals With Disabilities
    Leadership Competencies

    Chapter 9. Globalization and Leadership
    Terminology and Forms of Globalization
    Globalization and Leadership
    Globalization in a Sport Context
    Global Esports

    Chapter 10. Leadership Learning and Development
    Perspectives on Leadership Development
    How Do We Learn to Lead?
    Leadership Learning Applied
    Sport Organizations as Learning Organizations
    Planning and Implementing Leadership Development
    David Scott, EdD, is dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Formerly the associate dean for research and community engagement at the University of New Mexico, Scott received his BS degree in physical education at Texas A&M University, his MS in physical education from Midwestern State University, and his EdD in physical education with a specialization in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He began his career as a teacher and coach of multiple sports in public schools in Texas and eventually coached intercollegiate football at the NAIA and NCAA Division II levels. His university teaching experience included undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise science, sport leadership, sport organizational theory, administration of sport personnel, principles of coaching, and management concepts for sport and fitness. He has chaired over 20 dissertations and advised numerous graduate students and student-athletes over the years.

    Scott’s research emphasis is leadership and organizational behavior in sport and educational organizations. He has published empirical research and conceptual articles in several refereed journals, including Journal of Sport Management, Quest, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, and Journal of Contemporary Athletics. Scott is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management and of Phi Kappa Phi, and he participates in numerous state and national educational organizations for colleges of education and preK-12 education.

    As dean, he enjoys working with faculty and college initiatives, facilitating change and emerging strategic planning, and seeing the positive outcomes in students and programs. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, tennis, and exercising with his miniature Australian shepherd dog.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, summaries of key points for each chapter, ideas for presenting topics and engaging students, and solutions and responses for the end-of-chapter Questions to Consider.

    Test package. Contains 30 questions per chapter in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features more than 200 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations, Second Edition, this includes interactive branching scenarios offering realistic decision points that students may face in leadership roles. Also included are one or two case studies (some featuring videos) and student assignments per chapter.

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