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Leadership in Leisure Services : Making a Difference,9781892132215

Leadership in Leisure Services : Making a Difference

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ISBN10:
1892132214
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
5/1/2001
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Venture Pub
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Summary

Leadership is a personal journey upon which one consciously embarks, and it is the crux of successful parks, recreation, and leisure services agencies, organizations, and programs. This edition of Leadership in Leisure Services: Making a Difference continues to guide and encourage students and professionals to further develop the vital leadership skills needed in today's leisure services settings.

This text is divided into three sections. Section I, The Foundation: Developing the Underlying Construct, provides information which serves as a framework for understanding leadership, and offers background material -- the bedrock upon which other elements of leadership are built.

Section II, Working with People: The Essential Skills of Leadership, provides the developing leader with information about the interpersonal side of leadership. It is here where the reader will begin to consider issues surrounding communication, motivation, behavior management, and group dynamics -- all of which impact successful leadership.

Section III, Synergy: Pulling It All Togethe

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Section I The Foundation: Developing the Underlying Construct 1(70)
Understanding Leadership
3(22)
Definitions
4(4)
Leisure and Recreation
Defining Leadership
Followership
Leader Competencies/Skills
8(2)
Conceptual Skills
Interpersonal Skills
Technical Skills
Impact of Gender, Ethnicity, and Age
10(1)
Leader Traits and Qualities
11(2)
Self-Awareness and Identity
Integrity
Creativity
Positive Mental Attitude
High Expectations
Responsibility
Courage
Focus and Commitment
Other Leader Qualities
Values
13(2)
An ``Other'' Orientation
A Desire to Create Trustful Relationships
Self-Actualization
Self-Esteem
An Achievement Orientation
Layers of Leadership
15(1)
Administrative Leadership
Supervisory Leadership
Direct Leadership
How Are Leaders Identified?
16(2)
Appointment
Election
Emergence
Charisma
The Halo Effect
Power
18(2)
Coercive
Connections/Networking
Empowerment
Expert Power
Helplessness
Informational
Legitimate
Referent (Charisma)
Reward
Social Status
Summary
20(1)
Beginning the Journey
20(1)
References
21(4)
Leadership Theories and Styles
25(22)
Early Theories
26(3)
Great Man
Trait Theories
Attribution Theory
Behavioral Theories
The Influence of Stereotypes
Leadership Styles
29(2)
Autocratic
Democratic
Laissez-faire
Tannenbaum and Schmidt Continuum of Leader Behavior
Later Theories
31(4)
Situational Theories
Contingency Theory
Leadership Factors
Managerial Grid
Likert System of Management
Comprehensive View of Leadership
Contemporary Views of Leadership
35(5)
Transactional Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Servant Leadership
Leadership and Culture
40(1)
Collectivist Cultural Perspective
Individualist Cultural Perspective
Choosing the Appropriate Leadership Style
41(1)
Summary
42(1)
Beginning the Journey
43(1)
References
44(3)
Leadership and Human Development
47(24)
Theories of Human Development
48(3)
Child Development According to Piaget
Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
Morality Based on an Ethic of Care
Gender and Development
51(1)
Life Stages and Age Groups
52(16)
Childhood
Middle Childhood (5 to 7 years)
Older Childhood (8 to 11 years)
Adolescence
Early Adolescence (12 to 14 years)
Adolescence (15 to 17 years)
Adulthood
Young Adulthood (18 to 25 years)
Middle Adulthood (26 to 40 years)
Older Adulthood (41 to 60 years)
Seniors (61-74 years)
Elderly (75+ years)
Summary
68(1)
Beginning the Journey
69(1)
References
70(1)
Section II Working with People: Essential Skills of Leadership 71(122)
Group Dynamics: The Essence of Leadership
73(28)
Definitions
73(2)
Groups: The Good and the Bad
75(1)
Why Do People Join Groups?
76(1)
Elements of Groups or Group Structure
77(6)
Shared Goals
Membership
Cohesion---Social and Task
Participation
Influence
Norms
Atmosphere
Leadership
Task Functions
Maintenance Functions
Decision Making
Judgment
Conflict
Behavior Styles
83(3)
Director
Socializer
Relater
Thinker
Labeling Without Labels
86(1)
Group Development
86(3)
Getting to Know One Another
Relationship Building
Opposition and Conflict
Unity
Productivity
Dissolution
Strong and Effective Groups
89(2)
Barriers to Effective Groups
Group Roles
91(2)
Positive Group Roles
Negative Group Roles
Team Building
93(3)
Take Care of Yourself
Take Care of Each Other
Take Care of Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies
Have Balance in Your Life
Give the Other Person the Benefit of the Doubt
Bring Your Best to Each Situation
Put the Other Person First
Think ``We'' and Support Other Team Members
Meld Your Goals with the Team Goals
Appreciate the Strengths, Diversity, and Limitations of Each Person Brings to the Team
Summary
96(1)
Beginning the Journey
96(2)
References
98(3)
Communication Skills for Leaders
101(22)
Models and Definitions
102(2)
Sender
Message
Channel
Receiver
Feedback
Noise
Functions of Communication
104(1)
Persuasion/Influence
Information Sharing
Social/Expressive
Command/Instruct
Conflict Resolution
Effective Communication
105(1)
Increasing Communication Effectiveness
106(3)
Speak and Write at the Audience Level
Communicate to Share Ideas
Consider Both Fact and Feeling Aspects of Communication
Intent vs. Interpretation
Miscommunication
Barriers to Communication
Verbal Language
109(3)
Listening
Attending Skills
Following Skills
Reflecting Skills
Factors Influencing the Ability to Listen Effectively
Intercultural Communication
112(4)
Ethnic Variations in Verbal Communication
Racism in Verbal Communication
Gender Variations in Verbal Communication
Sexism in Communication
Facilitation and Processing
116(3)
Summary
119(1)
Beginning the Journey
119(2)
References
121(2)
Nonverbal Communication
123(20)
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
124(3)
Impression Management
Sign of Membership
Regulate Communication
Providing Feedback
Repeat or Emphasize Verbal Message
Substitute for Words
To Express Social Relationships
Body Language
127(6)
Proximity
Touch
Eye Contact
Facial Expressions
Gestures
Posture
Physical Appearance
Chronemics
Paraverbal Language
133(2)
Pitch
Rate
Volume
Inflection
Accents
Silences and Pauses
Miscellaneous Sounds
Symbolic Language
135(1)
Written Language
135(3)
Electronic Communication (e-mail and Listservs)
Summary
138(1)
Beginning the Journey
138(2)
References
140(3)
Managing Difficulties
143(20)
What are Conflict Resolution and Difficulty Management?
144(1)
The Struggle Spectrum
144(2)
Escalation
De-escalation
Reasons and Sources of Conflict
146(1)
Distribution of Resources
Individual Psychological Needs
Value Differences
Factors that Influence Conflict Intensity
147(1)
Approaches to Conflict
147(3)
Avoidance
Accommodation
Competition
Compromise
Collaboration
Intercultural Conflicts
Effective Conflict Management for Leisure Services Leaders
150(4)
Guidelines for Constructive Management of Difficulties
Seven-Phase Model of Managing Difficulties
Assertiveness in Managing Difficulties
154(1)
Aggressiveness
Passive Behaviors
Manipulative Behaviors
Assertive Behavior
Emotions and Managing Difficulties
155(1)
Mediation and Leadership Responsibilities
156(1)
The Mediation Process
157(2)
Step 1---Set the Tone
Step 2---Define and Discuss the Conflict
Step 3---Summarize Progress
Step 4---Explore Alternative Solutions
Step 5---Set a Time for Follow-up
Summary
159(1)
Beginning the Journey
159(2)
References
161(2)
Managing and Motivating Participant Behaviors
163(30)
Definitions
164(1)
Behavior Management
Discipline
Behavior Modification
Power and Behavior Management
165(1)
Approaches to Behavior Management
165(3)
Preventative Management
Moral Education
Affective and Communication Models
Behavior Modification
Assertive Discipline
Reality Therapy
Social Skills Training
Behavioral and Family Therapy
Purposes of Behavior Management
168(1)
Why Behavior Management Is Needed
Factors Affecting Behavior Management
169(2)
Developmental Ability
Age
Health
Gender
Cultural Background
Why People Act Out
171(1)
Principles of Behavior Management
172(3)
Make It an Agency Process
Assess Self-Awareness
Be Proactive
Be Prepared
Offer Corrective Feedback
Handle Situations Immediately
Avoid Neglecting the Entire Group
Focus on the Behavior, Not the Person
Protect and Maintain the Dignity of the Participant
Help and Nurture the Target of Misbehaviors
Be Consistent and Fair
Target Underlying Causes of Undesired Behaviors
Avoid a Power Struggle
Behavior Management Techniques
175(9)
Unobtrusive or Preventative Techniques
Discernible Techniques
Obtrusive Techniques
Ineffective Behavior Management Techniques
184(1)
Selecting Appropriate Techniques
184(1)
Motivation
185(4)
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
McClelland's View of Motivation
Flow
Facilitating Motivation
Summary
189(1)
Beginning the Journey
189(2)
References
191(2)
Section III Synergy in Leadership: Pulling It All Together 193(122)
Diversity and Leisure Services Leadership
195(24)
Understanding the Basics
196(1)
Approaches to Dealing with Diversity
197(1)
Changes in Diversity Issues
198(1)
Dimensions of Diversity
199(3)
Core (Primary) Dimensions
Secondary Dimensions
Diversity and Privilege
202(2)
Knowing About Differences
204(1)
What Leaders Can Do
204(9)
Considering Age
Considering Ethnicity
Considering Physical/Cognitive Abilities and Qualities
Considering Sexual Orientation
Considering Sex/Gender
Becoming a Pluralistic Leader
Summary
213(1)
Beginning the Journey
214(1)
References
215(4)
Values and Ethics in Leisure Services Leadership
219(18)
The Role of Values and Ethics in Leisure Leadership
220(2)
Ethics as Guides
Foundational Values
222(5)
Perceptions of Ethics
Promoting Positive Social Values
Ethical Decision Making
Decision-Making Process
Questions for Pause
Ethic of Rights and Justice, or Ethic of Care?
227(3)
Leader Traits and Ethics
Principled Leadership
Professionalism and Leadership
230(1)
Case Studies
231(2)
No Form, No Trip
Wiped Out?
Just Toughening `Em Up
The Old Folks
What Are Friends For?
Summary
233(1)
Beginning the Journey
234(1)
References
235(2)
Risk Management in Direct Leadership
237(22)
Criminal Law and Tort Law
238(3)
Negligence
Duty
Act/Standard of Care
Proximate Cause
Injury/Damage
Types of Supervision
241(2)
General Supervision
Transitional Supervision
Specific Supervision
Leaders as Supervisors
243(3)
Competency
Supervisor Location
Supervisor Functions
Conduct of the Activity
246(3)
Knowledge of Participants
Knowledge of the Activity
Knowledge of the Environment
Facilities and Environment
249(1)
The Use of Forms in Risk Management
250(4)
Types of Forms
Summary
254(1)
Beginning the Journey
255(1)
References
256(3)
Direct Leadership Techniques
259(32)
Leadership Preparation---Phase I
260(11)
Group Composition
Risk Management Considerations
Goals and Objectives
Setting the Tone
Priming the Group---Phase II
271(4)
Getting a Group's Attention
Dividing Groups
Learning Names
Delivery---Phase III
275(11)
Introducing an Activity
Giving Directions
Leading Songs
Transitions
Concluding a Leadership Session
Conducting Meetings
Virtual Meetings
Summary
286(1)
Beginning the Journey
287(1)
References
288(3)
Selected Social and Professional Issues Affecting Leisure Services Leaders
291(24)
Social Issues
292(7)
Child Abuse
Characteristics of Maltreating Adults
Reporting Suspected Abuse
Leader Caveats
Universal Precautions and Blood-Borne Pathogens
299(1)
Professional Issues
300(11)
Professional Certifications
Specialty Certifications
American Red Cross Community First-Aid and Safety Education
Aquatics Certifications
Outdoor-Related Certifications
Professional Associations
Summary
311(1)
Beginning the Journey
312(1)
References
313(2)
Index 315


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