Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

By: Terilyn J. Goins (editor), Brent Cuthbertson (editor), Timothy S. O'Connell (editor)Hardback

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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 a diverse collection of the most important voices in the field today. The contributors present a comprehensive look at leadership today, identify the challenges future leaders will face and reveal how future leaders can best prepare to meet those challenges. It offers essential leadership skills for sport and leisure professionals.

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Timothy S. O'Connell has taught group dynamics for 17 years and been a wilderness guide for 20 years. He is a member of the National Recreation and Parks Association, the Association for Experiential Education and the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. Brent Cuthbertson is acting director and 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 is associate editor of the Journal of Experiential Education. Terilyn J. Goins is a career management and independent consultant. 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.


Part I Personal Leadership; Chapter 1 Introduction to 21st-Century Leadership in Leisure Services; Chapter 3 Interpersonal Communication Skills; Chapter 5 Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion; Chapter 7 Understanding Group Dynamics; Chapter 8 Direct Leadership in Recreation, Leisure, Hospitality, and Tourism; Chapter 9 Supervising Staff and Volunteers; Chapter 10 Team Development and Team Leadership; Part III Organizational Leadership; Chapter 12 Internal Organizational Leadership and Professional Development; Chapter 13 External Community and Organizational Leadership; Chapter 14 Leading in the Profession.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780736095310
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780736095310
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 0736095314

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