Chapter 1. A Leadership Primer
Defining Contemporary Leadership
Settings for Leadership in Sport Organizations
Management and Leadership: Mutually Exclusive or Integrated?
Levels of Analysis in Leadership
Additional Frameworks for Understanding Leadership
Historical Leadership Theory and Research
Research in Sport Leadership: Past, Present, Future
21st-Century Leadership Thought
Chapter 2. Results, Relationships, and Responsibility
Chapter 3. Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
Why Is EI Important for Sport Leaders?
Research and EI
Applying EI in Organizational Leadership
Development and Training for Improving EI
Chapter 4. Building a Culture of Success
Leadership and Organizational Culture: The Foundation
Research in Sport Organizational Culture
Building a Culture of Success in Sport Organizations
Chapter 5. Vision and Strategic Leadership
Leadership and Vision in Sport Organizations
Chapter 6. Complexity and Problem Solving
Changing Environment for Leadership
Sources of Complex Problems in Sport Organizations
Competencies and Skills for Creative Problem Solving
Approaches to Problem Solving
Chapter 7. Change, Turnaround, and Crisis Leadership
Chapter 8. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership
Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Perspectives on Gender, Culture, and Nationality
Surface-Level Versus Deep-Level Diversity
Diversity Representation and Embracing Diversity
Diversity Representation in Sport
Organizational Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Women in Sport
Individuals With Disabilities
Chapter 9. Globalization and Leadership
Terminology and Forms of Globalization
Globalization and Leadership
Globalization in a Sport Context
Chapter 10. Leadership Learning and Development
Perspectives on Leadership Development
How Do We Learn to Lead?
Leadership Learning Applied
Sport Organizations as Learning Organizations
Planning and Implementing Leadership Development
In a quickly growing and evolving society, organizations at all levels face ongoing challenges and complexities that require specific leadership skills. Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations, Second Edition With HKPropel Access, brings together research on leadership—both within and outside of sport settings—to provide comprehensive knowledge of skills and practices relevant to the sport industry. With sport-specific examples, students will learn an effective approach to leadership thought, strategy, and action to apply in recreational, interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional sport organizations as well as the rapidly growing esports industry.
Students will first learn the historical and foundational concepts of leadership, defining what effective leadership is and the primary outcomes of good leadership. Contemporary thought and leadership approaches for present-day challenges are then presented, bringing concepts to life within the unique contexts of sport organizations of all levels and types. Modern leadership concepts that are explored include emotional intelligence and its role in developing authentic leadership, data-informed decision making and problem solving, behaviors and actions that are most effective in crisis situations, and the leadership-as-practice movement.
Updates in this edition include the following:
- Expanded content on leadership for achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion in sport organizations, including new content on LGBTQ+ research in sport
- Content on global leadership in sport, including the emergence of esports and sport as a tool for social change
- Discussion of ethical decision making and the challenges and responsibilities for leaders in the development of the values and culture of an organization
New student learning activities, delivered through HKPropel, are designed to engage students in a learning experience that turns the principles learned into practical leadership skills. Case studies (some of which include video examples) expand on chapter content and present real-world examples of sport leadership across a broad range of roles. These contain open-ended discussion questions that encourage students to think critically about the cases and about their own future careers. Activities encourage students to put research into practice, while interactive branching scenarios immerse students in the decision-making process, applying strategies presented in the book to navigate through each simulation to discover the most optimal outcome.
Modern sport organizations at all levels are evolving into increasingly complex and diverse entities that require adaptable and effective leaders. Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to inspire students to become successful leaders in the sport industry.
Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.
David Scott, EdD, is dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Formerly the associate dean for research and community engagement at the University of New Mexico, Scott received his BS degree in physical education at Texas A&M University, his MS in physical education from Midwestern State University, and his EdD in physical education with a specialization in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He began his career as a teacher and coach of multiple sports in public schools in Texas and eventually coached intercollegiate football at the NAIA and NCAA Division II levels. His university teaching experience included undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise science, sport leadership, sport organizational theory, administration of sport personnel, principles of coaching, and management concepts for sport and fitness. He has chaired over 20 dissertations and advised numerous graduate students and student-athletes over the years.
Scott’s research emphasis is leadership and organizational behavior in sport and educational organizations. He has published empirical research and conceptual articles in several refereed journals, including Journal of Sport Management, Quest, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, and Journal of Contemporary Athletics. Scott is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management and of Phi Kappa Phi, and he participates in numerous state and national educational organizations for colleges of education and preK-12 education.
As dean, he enjoys working with faculty and college initiatives, facilitating change and emerging strategic planning, and seeing the positive outcomes in students and programs. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, tennis, and exercising with his miniature Australian shepherd dog.