Leadership for Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services

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This book presents new perspectives on the importance of leadership in the profession. Integrating theory with practice, the book provides foundational perspectives in the study of leadership at all levels -- direct service, supervisory, managerial and community/civic -- in recreation, parks and leisure service settings. Organised into three sections, the first portion of the book presents theoretical and foundational information on the work of the leader. This is followed by a presentation of the work of leaders within groups. The last section addresses leadership in a number of recreation, parks and leisure service settings. New chapters in this addition include Caring and Ethical Leadership; Leading Change: Innovation, Decision Making and Problem Solving; Leadership and Diversity and Leadership and the Programming Process. The book includes a variety of pedagogical elements including marginal quotes, case studies, vignettes of significant, historical and current leaders, experiential learning experiences and leadership perspectives from current recreation, parks and leisure service professionals.A North American perspective is offered including examples from Canada and the United States.

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