Effective leadership is essential in any sports organisation, both in the boardroom and on the training pitch. Leadership in Sport is the first textbook to examine sports leadership in the round, across both management and coaching environments. It includes a dedicated section to underpinning core leadership theories, and employs a number of case studies throughout to show how best practice is applied in real world settings.
Drawing on expertise from some of the leading academics and practitioners throughout the world, and from both disciplines, the book covers various leadership issues including:
- facilitative leadership
- strategic leadership
- leading effective change
- diversity in leadership
- communication and empathy
- motivation and performance.
Key conceptual questions—the nature of leadership, its role in sport, styles of leadership, what constitutes ineffective leadership—and other contemporary issues are also explored to give students and practitioners the most complete and clear picture of contemporary leadership in sport. With useful features in every chapter, such as key terms and review questions, this is an essential text for sport management or coaching degree courses.
1. Framing Leadership in Sport Section A: Leadership Theories Applicable to the Sport Environment 2. What is Leadership? 3. Trait Theories of Leadership 4. Leadership Styles 5. Leadership, Teams and Exchange 6. Destructive and Toxic Leadership Section B: Leadership in Sport Management 7. Facilitative Leadership in Sport Organisations 8. Communication in Sport Management 9. Strategic Leadership through Strategic Planning 10. Leading Organisational Change 11. Diversity in Sport Leadership Section C: Leadership in Sport Coaching 12. The Sport Coach 13. Sport Coach Leadership Models 14. Organisational Leadership Approaches in Sport Coaching 15. Measuring Leadership in Sport Coaching 16. Sustainable Performance with Empathy 17. The Future: Trends and Challenges in Sport Leadership
"The consistency in flow, as well as the additional elements (e.g., case studies), is suitable for instructors teaching an introduction to sport leadership, human-resource management, and/or coaching at the undergraduate level, although likely as a complimentary or reference text," Michael L. Naraine, International Journal of Sport Communication
"Leadership in Sport is an excellent resource for undergraduate students studying leadership, as well as professors and academicians looking for a textbook to use in teaching leadership to undergraduate majors in areas such as sport management, sport marketing, and sport communication," James T. Morton, International Journal of Sport Communication