Leadership in Leisure Services, 4th ed.
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Often requested and fully updated, the 4th edition of Leadership in Leisure Services: Making a Difference by Deb Jordan and Ronald Ramsing, includes fully updated chapters with contemporary practices for leadership in the broad field of recreation and parks.
In addition, the first two chapters of previous editions (introductory material and leadership theories) have been combined into one chapter; this enhances the flow of material while still setting the stage for understanding leadership as an important construct in our discipline.
The text continues to integrate issues of diversity throughout the chapters and includes new information about the impact of microaggressions on participants in a range of recreation settings.
Additional emphasis is put on professional practice—becoming a recreation and parks professional and continuing professional development are addressed in such a way as to encourage students to view professionalism as a journey rather than an end.
Group development is presented using the Tuckman model and social issues have been updated to include the role of professionals in addressing the obesity epidemic as well as bullying and violence.
All material has been updated to reflect the current state of research in each topic area. Test questions and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter are included as ancillaries.
Exploring and Discovering Meanings
Leadership Across the Lifespan
Leadership and Cultural Adaptability
Communication Skills for Leaders
Nonverbal Communication: The Silent Messenger
Leadership and Group Dynamics
Influencing and Inspiring Desired Behaviors
Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills
Leading With Values and Ethics
Face-to-Face Leadership Techniques
Understanding Risk Management
Becoming a Professional