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Sport Leadership in the 21st Century

Author(s): John F. Borland, PhD, Department of Sport Management and Recreation, Springfield College
Gregory M. Kane, PhD, Department of Health and Physical Education, Eastern Connecticut State University
Laura J. Burton, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
  • ISBN-13: 9781284034158
  • Product With Access Code    384 pages      © 2015
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Every new print copy of Sport Leadership in the 21st Century includes access to the Navigate Companion Website

Sport Leadership in the 21st Century provides students with the most current and comprehensive understanding of leadership in sport management. Authored and contributed by leading sport management researchers and practitioners, this text immerses students in the learning process through case studies, interviews with leaders in the sport industry, critical thinking questions, and rich content. Chapters have been developed to provide the latest research to help young professionals and sport management students become leaders in different areas of sport.

Features & Benefits

Key Features of Sport Leadership in the 21st Century include:

  • Written and contributed by well-known leaders in the field.
  • Case studies addressing key leadership topics covered in each chapter, and include related discussion questions
  • Interviews with current practitioners included in each chapter
  • Discussion questions included in end-of-chapter material
  • Instructor resouces include Test Banks and PowerPoint Lecture Slides

Applicable Courses

This text is appropriate for courses in Sport Leadership and Management within the departments of Sport Management, Health, Recreation, Business, Physical Education, and Kinesiology.

In addition, the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), the accreditation agency for sport management academic programs, includes leadership as one of the competencies that sport management programs need for accreditation approval. This text helps to fulfill the leadership knowledge competency required for sport management education.


Chapter  1  Leadership Theories By Gregory Kane
Chapter  2  Understanding the Difference Between Leadership and Management By Maylon Hanold
Chapter  3  Transformational, Transactional and Servant Leadership By Laura J. Burton, Jon Welty-Peachey and Zachary Damon
Chapter  4  The Necessary Skills Set By Mauro Palmero and Ming Li
Chapter  5  Communication that Motivates and Resonates By James Sanderson and Blair Browning
Chapter  6  Applying a Principled and Ethical Approach to Sport Leadership By Meg G. Hancock and Mary A. Hums
Chapter  7  Strategy and Leadership By Kevin McAllister
Chapter  8  Forging Significant Change By Jon Welty Peachey and Janelle Wells
Chapter  9  Fostering Innovation By Larena Hoeber and Orland Hoeber
Chapter  10  Handling Crisis and Conflict By Peter Schroeder
Chapter  11  Team Leadership and Group Dynamics By Peter Bachiochi and Wendi Everton
Chapter  12  Shepherding Sport for Development Organizations By Jennifer Bruening, Nadia Moreno, and Brooke Rosenbauer
Chapter  13  Addressing the Gender Gap in Sport By Heidi Grappendorf
Chapter  14  Lingering Issues in Race and Leadership By Jacqueline McDowell, Algerian Hart, and Emmett Gill
Chapter  15  Positioning the Organization Through Branding By John Borland and Sungho Cho
Chapter  16  Leading Athletes with Disabilities By Mary Hums, Eli Wolff, and David Legg
Chapter  17  Leadership on a Global Scale By James J. Zhang, Kenny K. Chen, and Jay J. Kim
Chapter  18  Real World Applications and Career Paths By Tim Liptrap

John F. Borland, PhD-Department of Sport Management and Recreation, Springfield College

John F. Borland is an assistant professor in the Sport Management and Recreation Department at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. He teaches courses in event management, sport communications, facilities management, and budgeting and finance. His primary research interests are gender and race in sport, and sport as a means for social change and development of marginalized groups.

Dr. Borland was awarded a NASSM Research Grant to conduct research with Street Soccer, a national organization that provides soccer opportunities for the homeless in more than 20 cities. He has made multiple presentations at North American Society for Sport Management conference along with presentations at the ISDPA Power of Sport Summit.


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Gregory M. Kane, PhD-Department of Health and Physical Education, Eastern Connecticut State University

Gregory M. Kane is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Eastern Connecticut State University. Dr. Kane teaches courses in sport leadership and problem solving, research methodology in sport, and sociology of sport. His primary research areas are the psychosocial interactions and alerations with sport and physical activity.


Laura J. Burton, PhD-Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

Laura J. Burton is an associate professor of Sport Management in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses in management, event management, and sport psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests focus on the underrepresentation of minority groups in leadership positions within sport organizations and how organizational culture and leadership influence change processes within sport organizations. Dr. Burton serves on the editorial boards of the Sport Management Education Journal and Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284034158

Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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