Leadership and Groups in Recreational Service

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2001 - Psychology - 421 pages
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This text includes the latest theoretical developments in recreational service. Continued experimentation in the field of neuroscience has produced a great deal of rethinking about personal traits and leadership potential, in turn providing a detailed explanation of the processes and techniques of leaderhsip as it applies to the field of recerational service. The author deals with the functional aspects of leadership by providing numerous examples of how theory has been and should be applied in practical situations.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Leadership and Organizational Need
13
Recreational Service and Leadership
15
Factors Influencing Recreational Service Effectiveness
20
Leadership Influence and Interaction
29
Historic Leadership Concepts
40
Contingency and Group Theories
46
Leadership and the Internal Self
61
Interpersonal Relationships in Groups
198
The Group Process
212
Leadership Hierarchies
227
Characteristics of Leaders in Recreational Service
229
Functional Level Leadership
241
Supervisory Leadership
251
Managerial Leadership
281
Executive Level Leadership
288

Understanding the External Self
72
Knowledge and Leadership
84
Communication Understanding and Change
93
Interpersonal Communication and Leadership
101
Confidence Empathy and Interpersonal Relations
110
Domination and Power
124
Understanding Group Leadership
141
Leadership and Influence
143
The Makings of a Leader
153
Fundamentals of Leadership
175
Leadership Issues
301
Myths of Leadership
320
What the Leader Must Do
336
Evaluation of Leadership
358
Notes
383
Glossary
397
Select Bibliography
409
Index
416
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