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Applied Sport Management Skillsuses the four management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to teach readers how to become strong leaders and managers in the world of sport. This book, along with its companion Web site and online student resource, provides a comprehensive overview of management topics with a unique focus on developing the necessary skills for managing sport organizations.The text's how-to approach helps students learn by putting into practice what they will be doing as sport managersincluding creative problem solving, strategic planning, and developing the skills to lead, organize, and delegate. By taking principles and concepts presented in the text and applying them to professional practice, students will be able to assess how their interests and skills can contribute to the growing sport management field.Filled with various exercises and real-world examples, Applied Sport Management Skillscontains valuable tools to help students understand leadership and management in the sport industry:-Chapter-opening scenarios, revisited throughout each chapter, provide a cohesive thread to keep students focused on how sport managers use the text concepts on the job. Each chapter also includes several application examples from a variety of sport organizations.-Case studies in each chapter help students apply their newly gained knowledge to real-life situations.-Time-outs encourage students to relate chapter concepts to their own experiences through brief assignments and questions.-Self-assessment exercises enable students to better understand themselves and to determine their strengths and areas of improvement.-Skill-building exercises provide students with the opportunity to develop skills they can use in their personal and professional lives.-Application and skill-development sidebars, learning outcomes, key terms, and chapter summaries reinforce key points covered in the chapter. Applied Sport Management Skillsincludes an extensive instructor guide, test bank, and PowerPoint presentation package to assist instructors with class preparation and presentation and engage students in the material. A companion online student resource (OSR) allows students to use the learning activities from the text in a dynamic and interactive setting. Many activities in the OSR can be filled out, printed, and handed in to the instructor, whereas others provide immediate "correct" or "incorrect" feedback to students. Additional features found only in the OSR include related Internet resources and questions that test students' ability to gather information from sport-related Web sites.Applied Sport Management Skillsprovides readers with a thorough understanding of the management principles and concepts used in sport organizations and the challenges that managers face. This understanding is enhanced by the application of that knowledge and by the focus on developing management skills, allowing students to build a solid foundation toward a fulfilling career in sport management.Includes an online student resource! To assist students using the text, Applied Sport Management Skillshas a companion online student resource (OSR.) Completely integrated with the text, the OSR allows students to experience content through multiple dimensions. Students will receive free access to the OSR with the purchase of a new text, or it may be purchased as a separate component.The companion OSR is a dynamic and interactive tool that allows students to comprehend and practice information presented in the text with a variety of learning activities:-Time-out sections are
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Sport Management|
|The Sport Industry|
|What Is Sport Management?|
|What Does It Take to Be a Successful Manager?|
|What Do Sport Managers Do?|
|How Do Managers Differ?|
|The Sport Industry Environment: Globalization, Ethics, and Social Responsibility|
|Quality in Sports|
|Conducting Sport Business in a Global Environment|
|Ethics in Sport Management|
|Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making|
|Solving Problems and Making Decisions-an Overview|
|Define the Problem or Opportunity|
|Set Objectives and Criteria|
|Select the Most Feasible Alternative|
|Implement the Decision|
|Control the Results|
|Strategic and Operational Planning|
|Strategic and Operational Planning|
|Analysis of the Environment|
|Setting of Objectives|
|Organizing and Delegating Work|
|The Organizing Function|
|Organizing Yourself and Delegating Work|
|Managing Change: Sport Culture, Innovation, and Diversity|
|Innovation, Quality, and The Learning Organization|
|Human Resources Management|
|HR Management Process and Department|
|Human Resources Planning|
|Behavior in Organizations: Power, Politics, Conflict, and Stress|
|Politics in the Office and on the Field|
|Importance of Teamwork to Performance|
|Group Performance Model|
|Stages of Group Development and Leadership Styles|
|Developing Groups into Teams|
|Getting to Better Meetings|
|Communicating for Results|
|Understanding the Importance of Good Communication|
|Using Organizational Communications|
|Using Interpersonal Communication|
|Using the Channels|
|Responding to Messages|
|Dealing with Emotional People|
|Motivating to Win|
|Motivation and Performance|
|Putting Theory to Work Within the Motivational Process|
|Leading to Victory|
|Behavior of Effective Leaders|
|Contingency Leadership Models|
|Getting to Your Personal Style of Leadership|
|Controlling for Quality and Productivity|
|Quality and Control Systems|
|Frequency of Controls|
|Facilities and Events|
|Sport Facilities Management|
|Sport Event Management|
|Planning and Controlling Sports|
|Sales Forecasting Techniques|
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