Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment

Servant Leadership in Sport

Theory and Practice

Authors: Sullivan, Gregory S.

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  • Bridges gap between theory and practice to show the applicability of positive psychology and servant leadership theory to sport management
  • Provides empirical evidence of the effective use of servant leadership principles in sport organizations
  • Written for academic audience and includes practical elements that will appeal to sport administrators and coaches
  • Provides a model for servant leadership with a focus on leader self-care and well-being
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This book applies the principles of well-being theory and positive psychology to sport to establish a basis of servant leadership in sport organizations. Though the win-at-all-cost mentality is pervasive in sport, leading to acceptance of leadership styles more associated with controlling and extrinsic motivators, the author proposes need satisfaction based on three psychological needs: autonomy, competence, and belongingness, which leads to enhanced job performance, job satisfaction, and well-being. Through need satisfaction, servant leaders positively influence organizational outcomes by enabling followers' growth and well-being. This book will make a new contribution to sport management research in applying the principles of positive psychology to servant leadership and to sport.

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Gregory S. Sullivan is Associate Professor and Director of the Professional Masters of Sports Administration (PMSA) program in the Department of Sports Administration, College of Business at Ohio University, USA. His research focuses on the role of positive psychology, servant leadership, and self-determined motivation in a sports context, both in the workplace and on the playing field.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11248-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11247-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Servant Leadership in Sport
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11248-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11248-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11247-9
Series ISSN
2662-3668
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 297
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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