Leadership for Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services, 4th ed.
Leadership for Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services presents new perspectives on the importance of leadership in the profession. Integrating theory with practice, the book provides foundational perspectives in the study of leadership at all levels—direct service, supervisory, managerial, and community/civic—in recreation, parks, and leisure service settings. It presents theoretical and foundational information on the work of the leader, followed by a presentation of the work of leaders within groups.
It also addresses leadership in a number of recreation, parks, and leisure service settings. It includes a variety of pedagogical elements including case studies; vignettes of significant, historical and current leaders; experiential learning experiences; and leadership perspectives from current recreation, parks, and leisure service professionals.
The authors have taught at the higher education levels. they also have served professional organizations such as the World Leisure Organization, the National Program for Playground Safety, and Together We Play.
Part 1: The Leader
Chapter 1: The Language of Leadership
Chapter 2: Caring and Ethical Leadership
Chapter 3: Leadership: Basic Concepts and Theories
Chapter 4: Leadership Roles
Chapter 5: Leading Change: Innovation, Decision Making, and Problem Solving
Part 2: The Group
Chapter 6: Leadership Across the Lifespan
Chapter 7: The Dynamics of Leadership in Groups
Chapter 8: Leadership and Motivation
Chapter 9: Leadership and Communication
Chapter 10: Leadership and Diversity
Part 3: The Setting
Chapter 11: Managing Risks
Chapter 12: Leadership in Outdoor and Aquatic Leisure Settings
Chapter 13: Leadership in Social Settings
Chapter 14: Leadership and Event Management
Chapter 15: Leadership and Programming