Leadership in Leisure Services, 4th ed.

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ISBN/ISSN: LEGACY-ISBN

Author(s): Debra J. Jordan, Ronald Ramsing

Copyright year: 2017

Edition: 4th

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The fourth edition of Leadership in Leisure Services: Making a Difference explores contemporary practices for leadership in the broad field of recreation and parks. It discusses the concept of leadership as well as the complexities of people, with a focus on development across the lifespan and diversity among, between, and within people.

Topics such as communication, group dynamics, behavior management, conflict resolution, and risk management provide introductory knowledge for expertise that leaders use on a regular basis. It also delves into topics such as values, ethics, and other professional issues.

In addition to higher education experience, the authors have professional experiences as an outdoor trip leader, an outdoor programmer for adjudicated youth, and a director of leadership camps, and working for not-for-profit, federal, and commercial organizations in the parks and recreation profession.

Chapter 1: Exploring and Discovering Meanings

Chapter 2: Leadership Across the Lifespan

Chapter 3: Leadership and Cultural Adaptability

Chapter 4: Communication Skills for Leaders

Chapter 5: Nonverbal Communication: The Silent Messenger

Chapter 6: Leadership and Group Dynamics

Chapter 7: Influencing and Inspiring Desired Behaviors

Chapter 8: Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills

Chapter 9: Leading With Values and Ethics

Chapter 10: Face-to-Face Leadership Techniques

Chapter 11: Understanding Risk Management

Chapter 12: Becoming a Professional

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