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Mission Bell Media publishes print and digital media for the library market with a focus on leadership. Publishing authoritative and empowering leadership content for libraries worldwide.

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Deflated Balls and Racist Rants, Can We Turn the Tide? Sports Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide From MBM

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (June 25, 2015) – From bullying and racism, to doping, deflating and other scandals, the sports industry has never been more in need of strong leadership and ethics. By examining good leadership models as well as the challenges facing modern day sports, Sports Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide, gives readers a leadership-focused reference work that can enlighten, teach and shape future sports leaders. Sports Leadership is the latest offering from Mission Bell Media (MBM), the publisher of print and digital media for librarians and their community.

Exploring major themes related to individual and group leadership in sports communities, this authoritative, A to Z reference thoroughly covers such subjects as: ethics, business, education, sports organizations and leadership among athletes, coaches and managers. Over one hundred well-timed topics are included such as:

·       Cheating in Sports

·       Youth Sports Leadership

·       Coaching for Character

·       Managing Conflicts

·       Team Culture

·       Bullying/Hazing

·       Gender and Sports Leadership

·       Ranking Athletes

·       And many more…

Sports Leadership includes many research extras, including a helpful Reader’s Guide, Chronology and Resource Guide as well the complete Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century covering over 950 essential leadership terms from an interdisciplinary perspective. This new reference title features relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of Sports Leadership. Covering topics from little league to Olympic and professional level sports, this title is a must have for all public, academic and school library collections.

Sports Leadership rounds out MBM’s first reference offerings, launching along with African American Leadership, Asian American Leadership and Hispanic American Leadership.

Editor Mark Dodds is an associate professor at Sate University of New York, College at Cortland where his research focuses on legal issues in sport business, international sport and sponsorship activation. Along with writing many journal articles he has co-edited an award winning reference sports management and marketing encyclopedia.

Editor James T. Reese, Ed.D. is an associate professor in the Sports Management program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reese conducts research in the areas of ticket operations, ethical issues related to sport, and facility and event management. His 2013 edited textbook was the first sports management text to address the field of ticket operations.


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