Are you in Canada? Click here to proceed to the HK Canada website.

For all other locations, click here to continue to the HK US website.

Human Kinetics Logo

Purchase Courses or Access Digital Products

If you are looking to purchase online videos, online courses or to access previously purchased digital products please press continue.

Mare Nostrum Logo

Purchase Print Products or eBooks

Human Kinetics print books and eBooks are now distributed by Mare Nostrum, throughout the UK, Europe, Africa and Middle East, delivered to you from their warehouse. Please visit our new UK website to purchase Human Kinetics printed or eBooks.

Feedback Icon Feedback Get $15 Off

Human Kinetics is moving to summer hours. Starting May 31 – August 2, our hours will be Mon – Thurs, 7am – 5pm CDT. Orders placed on Friday with digital products/online courses will be processed immediately. Orders with physical products will be processed on the next business day.

Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

$72.00 USD

Request a Review Copy


Book
$72.00 USD

ISBN: 9780736095310

©2015

Page Count: 320


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.

Audience

Text for upper-level university recreation and leisure students. Reference for current and future professionals.

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

Summary

Chapter 2 Self-Leadership

Brent Cuthbertson

Toward a Definition of Leadership

Understanding Your Self

Personality

Values, Beliefs, and Emotional Intelligence

Summary

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

Summary

Chapter 4 Facilitating Group Experiences

Brent Wolfe

Foundational Definitions

Roles of a Facilitator

Facilitation Techniques

Summary

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

Summary

Chapter 6 Leadership Styles and Ethics

Mary Breunig

Leadership Theories

Values and Ethics

Decision Making

Summary

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

Norms

Roles

Group Size

Cohesion

Socialization

Environmental Factors

Leadership Theory and Working With Groups

Common Issues With Groups

Summary

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

Michael Van Bussel

Motivation

Preferences in Leadership Behavior

Dimensions of Leader Behavior

Multidimensional Model of Leadership

Tools for Direct Leadership: Setting Goals and Objectives

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

Chapter 13 External Community and Organizational Leadership

Dale Larsen

External Community Leaders

External Organizational Leadership

Summary

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

Summary

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.

Timothy O'Connell,Brent Cuthbertson,Terilyn Goins

Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

$72.00 USD

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.

Audience

Text for upper-level university recreation and leisure students. Reference for current and future professionals.

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

Summary

Chapter 2 Self-Leadership

Brent Cuthbertson

Toward a Definition of Leadership

Understanding Your Self

Personality

Values, Beliefs, and Emotional Intelligence

Summary

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

Summary

Chapter 4 Facilitating Group Experiences

Brent Wolfe

Foundational Definitions

Roles of a Facilitator

Facilitation Techniques

Summary

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

Summary

Chapter 6 Leadership Styles and Ethics

Mary Breunig

Leadership Theories

Values and Ethics

Decision Making

Summary

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

Norms

Roles

Group Size

Cohesion

Socialization

Environmental Factors

Leadership Theory and Working With Groups

Common Issues With Groups

Summary

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

Michael Van Bussel

Motivation

Preferences in Leadership Behavior

Dimensions of Leader Behavior

Multidimensional Model of Leadership

Tools for Direct Leadership: Setting Goals and Objectives

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

Chapter 13 External Community and Organizational Leadership

Dale Larsen

External Community Leaders

External Organizational Leadership

Summary

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

Summary

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.

Title

  • Book
View product