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Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services PDF

Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services PDF

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    Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services presents cutting-edge guidance and helps students apply their newfound knowledge as they prepare to enter the rapidly changing leisure services field.

    This text presents fresh insights on leadership from the most prominent voices in the field today. The contributors present a comprehensive look at modern leadership, identify the challenges future leaders will face, and reveal how future leaders can best prepare to meet those challenges.

    Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services provides

    • a detailed look at the collaborative approach to leadership in leisure services that represents a new direction in the field;

    • insight into classical leadership as well as innovative and modern leadership theory and best practices; and

    • an understanding of the roles and functions students will fulfill as they enter the profession.

    The material, designed for undergraduate recreation and leisure services leadership courses, is presented in three parts. Part I explores personal leadership issues, including communication skills, negotiation strategies, and leadership styles. Part II delves into professional leadership, examining topics such as group dynamics, supervision practices, and team leadership. Part III explores organizational leadership, including internal and external leadership and professional development.

    The authors present new theories of leadership from research in the field of recreation and leisure. Several learning aids—including chapter-opening scenarios, key terms, glossary, references, and chapter-ending questions for reflection and discussion—appear throughout the text. In addition, each chapter features a Leisure Leaders sidebar that profiles a leader in the field who addresses preparation for the job, a peek at day-to-day work, and advice for aspiring leaders. And a Best Practices sidebar showcases an organization whose innovative leadership has led to positive organizational outcomes.

    Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services helps students understand the range of leadership skills they need to develop for successful careers.

    Part I Personal Leadership

    Chapter 1 Introduction to 21st-Century Leadership in Leisure Services

    Tim O’Connell

    What Is Leadership?

    Recreation and Leisure Services Leaders in the 21st Century

    Setting the Stage for Leading in 21st-Century Recreation and Leisure Services


    Chapter 2 Self-Leadership

    Brent Cuthbertson

    Toward a Definition of Leadership

    Understanding Your Self


    Values, Beliefs, and Emotional Intelligence


    Chapter 3 Interpersonal Communication Skills

    Terilyn Goins

    The Nature of Interpersonal Communication

    Listening and the Perception Process

    Communication Competence and Leadership

    Task- Versus Relations-Oriented Leadership

    Traditional Face-to-Face Versus E-Leadership

    Interpersonal Leadership Model


    Chapter 4 Facilitating Group Experiences

    Brent Wolfe

    Foundational Definitions

    Roles of a Facilitator

    Facilitation Techniques


    Chapter 5 Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Lynn Anderson

    Diversity Defined

    Variations: A New Way of Thinking

    Inclusive Leadership

    Professional Development for Inclusive Leaders

    The New Norm

    Best Practices in Inclusive Leadership


    Chapter 6 Leadership Styles and Ethics

    Mary Breunig

    Leadership Theories

    Values and Ethics

    Decision Making


    Part II Leading as a Professional in Leisure Services

    Chapter 7 Understanding Group Dynamics

    Tim O’Connell and Michael Van Bussel

    Groups Defined

    History of Groups

    Group Development



    Group Size



    Environmental Factors

    Leadership Theory and Working With Groups

    Common Issues With Groups


    Chapter 8 Direct Leadership in Recreation, Leisure, Hospitality, and Tourism

    Michael Van Bussel


    Preferences in Leadership Behavior

    Dimensions of Leader Behavior

    Multidimensional Model of Leadership

    Tools for Direct Leadership: Setting Goals and Objectives


    Chapter 9 Supervising Staff and Volunteers

    Marilynn R. Glasser

    Defining Supervision

    Supervisors’ Responsibilities

    Supervising Volunteers

    How to Be a Top-Notch Parks and Recreation Supervisor


    Chapter 10 Team Development and Team Leadership

    Greg Robinson

    Understanding Team Development

    Teamwork in the 21st Century

    Team Learning Dynamics

    Team Formation

    Individual Factors for Team Success

    Team and Individual Leadership

    Team Delivery Programs

    Successful and Unsuccessful Team Development


    Chapter 11 Risk Management in Leadership

    Robert Kauffman

    Negligence Considerations

    Designing the Experience

    2\x\2 Risk Matrix: Perceived Versus Actual Risks

    Adventure Experience Paradigm

    Accident Causation and Safety Management


    Part III Organizational Leadership

    Chapter 12 Internal Organizational Leadership and Professional Development

    Amy Hurd

    Succession Planning

    Step 1: Understand Agency Development Needs

    Step 2: Assess Job Demands, Competencies, and Bench Strength

    Step 3: Build the Talent Pool


    Chapter 13 External Community and Organizational Leadership

    Dale Larsen

    External Community Leaders

    External Organizational Leadership


    Chapter 14 Leading in the Profession

    Jane H. Adams and Elaine Schilling

    Macro Trends Affecting Parks and Recreation

    Competencies for the 21st-Century Parks and Recreation Leader


    Timothy S. O’Connell, PhD, is a professor of recreation and leisure studies at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has taught group dynamics since 1997 and has been a wilderness guide since 1991. A member of the National Recreation and Parks Association, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the Association for Experiential Education, and the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario, O’Connell has developed outdoor recreation curricula and coedited the Journal of Experiential Education. He has received many awards for his teaching. An avid outdoor recreationist, O’Connell enjoys rock climbing, sea kayaking, and home brewing in his spare time.

    Brent Cuthbertson, PhD, is an associate professor of outdoor recreation, parks, and tourism at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He has been a wilderness educator and guide for more than 25 years and coeditor of the Journal of Experiential Education. He has written book chapters, papers in refereed journals, and a variety of other refereed and nonrefereed contributions. Cuthbertson has received awards for his teaching excellence. In his leisure time he enjoys wilderness canoeing, sea kayaking, woodworking, and sailing.

    Terilyn J. Goins, PhD, is a career management and independent consultant is Yorktown, Virginia. She worked for 19 years for Christopher Newport University as a professor of communication studies and leadership studies. She also served for four years as chair of the communication studies department at the university. Goins received the National Speaker’s Association Outstanding Professor Award, was voted Professor of the Year at Christopher Newport University by the student body, and has published numerous articles for trade and academic journals related to personal and professional growth and development.