Leadership is a process and an experience that impacts all of us in our roles as leaders and as followers. This text presents leadership as a personal journey that takes conscious effort to undertake and develop. Leadership is one of the keystones of successful parks, recreation and leisure services agencies, organizations and programs. How we deal with people,how we interact with fellow staff supervisors, participants, and the general public all make an incredible statement about who we are and what our profession is about. This book is designed to help students of leadership begin, or renew, their personal journey toward leadership.
Leadership is best developed and refined through experience. Thus, during the learning process presented in this text, readers are encouraged to seek out as many opportunities for leadership practice as possible, including public communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and motivation skills; to expose themselves to issues and experiences outside of their comfort zone and stretch themselves; to increase their self-awareness; and as much as possible, to practice, reflect on experiences, seek out feedback and practice some more.
CONTENTS:Section 1, The Foundation: Developing the Underlying Construct, Section 2, Working with People: the Essential Skills of Leadership, Section 3, Synergy: Pulling it all together.