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Sports Management: Books

Sport Management professionals combine the administration of sport, fitness and recreation with the foundations of business to work as leaders and planners in an ever-changing field.

Book of the Month

April 2020: Talent Talker: 60 Conversations to Unlock Talent and Potential

Call Number: eBook

Great people developers take an interest in others, they recognize that they didn't get to where they are on their own, and they want to "pay forward" the time that others have invested in them. Helping others unlock their talent and potential is an enormously rewarding activity, and it doesn't take very much time, just the right attitude. If you look back on your own career and recognize a talent talker in your past, you owe it to them to become one yourself. If you don't see a talent talker in your past, you need to look harder, because no one can make it on their own. Getting managers to have development conversations is one of the most important drivers of unlocking talent and potential in your organisation. This book, and the TalentTalker.com application, makes it easy for any manager to sit down and have a development conversation. Those conversations can be about improving performance, managing a career, developing leadership skills or formulating and executing new business strategies. Talking connects people, people who feel connected are more engaged, engaged people deliver exceptional results.

March 2020: The Excellence Dividend

Call Number: HD 58.8 P4779 2018

"Tom Peters' new book is a bundle of beautiful dynamite. While I've been a CEO for 30 years, I still learned much worth knowing from The Excellence Dividend.  You will too." --John C. Bogle, founder, Vanguard For decades Tom Peters has been preaching the gospel of putting people first, and in today's rapidly changing business environment, this message is more important than ever. With his unparalleled expertise and inimitable charisma, Peters offers brilliantly simple, actionable guidelines for success that any business leader can immediately implement. He provides a roadmap for your organization and for you as an individual to thrive amidst the tech tsunami, and he has a lot of fun doing it. The Excellence Dividend is an important new book from one of today's greatest business thinkers.

February 2020: Go! With Office 2016

Call Number: HF 5548.4 .M525 G36733 2017

Teach the course YOU want in LESS TIME! In today's fast-moving, mobile environment, the GO! with Office 2016 series focuses on the job skills needed to succeed in the workforce. With job-related projects that put Microsoft Office® into context, students learn the how and why at the moment they need to know, all in the appropriate Microsoft procedural syntax.   For Office 2016, the hallmark guided-practice to skill-mastery pathway is better than ever. Students have many opportunities to work live in Microsoft office to apply the skills they've learned. In addition, instructional projects are now available as grader projects in MyITLab, so students can work live in Office while receiving auto-graded feedback. These high-fidelity simulations match the text and provide an effective pathway for learning, practicing, and assessing their abilities. After completing the instructional projects, students can apply their skills with a variety of progressively challenging projects that require them to solve problems, think critically, and create on their own. New GO! Collaborate with Google projects allow students to apply their skills to a new environment that is already popular in many workplaces. Integrated Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) objectives make GO! your one resource for learning Office, gaining critical productivity skills, and prepare for MOS certification. For all readers interested in Microsoft Office® and its applications in the workplace.  

January 2020: Build Your Reputation

Call Number: HF 5386 B875 2016

Stop being a well-kept secret and start being the go-to choice Your reputation is what people say about you when you're not there. It's your most powerful asset for business growth, career enhancement and freedom of choice in many aspects of life. Yet too many people leave it to chance. They are a well-kept secret ? it's not enough to be the best, you have to be seen to be the best. Build Your Reputation will show you how to master the skills of brand-building to develop a powerful profile and a formidable name. You'll learn how to identify your brand and where it fits into the big picture, and then you'll learn how to become the obvious choice for whatever it is you do. Becoming known isn't a matter of chance, nor is it a matter of luck ? it's a practical set of highly coachable skills that anyone can learn. Learn how to build credibility, connect with the right people and make your achievements known. Identify and build your personal brand Position yourself strategically for maximum impact Attract the right relationships and the right attention Become the go-to guru for whatever you do The highest-paid people in any company, industry or profession are not necessarily the most qualified, gifted or best. They're the most popular. They are liked, trusted, recommended, chosen, hired and introduced. Build Your Reputation gives you the inside track to the top, with practical wisdom and strategic advice for building your own brand.

December 2019: Managing High Performance Sport

Call Number: GV 713 M3615 2013

How can managers design and implement effective high performance programmes in sport? What are the key challenges in managing elite athletes, sports people and teams? This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to management practice, process and policy in elite and high performance sport (HPS). Drawing on real-world case-studies of elite sport around the world, the book shows a conceptual framework for studying and analysing high performance sport and introduces the skills and techniques that managers and administrators will need to develop effective HPS programmes. The book examines the macro level factors that determine a nation¿s sporting success, including political, social and cultural elements, and then moves on to unpack the specifics of elite athlete and team management at a micro level. Adopting an integrated, holistic approach throughout, the book highlights best practice in every key area of an HPS programme, including: defining performance and success organizational structure and leadership finance, funding and marketing coaching and coach development talent identification and development competition and events training and facilities scientific research and sport science support. The book features contributions from world-leading sport management academics as well as practitioners with experience of managing HPS programmes at world and Olympic level. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as summaries, case-studies, review questions and guides to further reading. This is essential reading for all serious students and professionals working in sport management or high performance sport.

November 2019: Key Concepts in Sport Management

Call Number: GV 713 B94 2012

"An accessible and different guide for students and practitioners alike... I′m sure that it will become a standard reference text for sports management" - Peter Taylor, Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University "A must have introductory reference guide for graduate and undergraduate sport management students"- Paul M. Pedersen, Indiana University "Provides students, practitioners and researchers in the field of sport management with a valuable compilation of sensitizing concepts, definitions and interesting references"- Michel van Slobbe, European Sport Management Quarterly Sharp, clear and relevant this book meets the needs of those studying and researching within the growing discipline of sport management. The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport. The book introduces readers to the concepts at the centre of their studies; it suggests relevant further reading and thoughts for future research and applies academic theory to business and organizational problems in a real-world context. Written for students, academics and practitioners the entries are designed to meet study needs and include: Clear definitions Comprehensive examples Practical applications Effective research methods.

October 2019: Learn, Work, Lead

Call Number: HF 5381 C59 2014

Peterson's Learn, Work, Lead: Things Your Mentor Won't Tell You by Terri Tierney Clark So you've Leaned In, now what? In today's world, women's career success relies on much more than just taking advice from a mentor, knowing how to network, and being proactive. Young professional women have to learn how to analyze career decisions for themselves and figure out what to do when their decisions don't work out. Learn, Work, Lead: Things Your Mentor Won't Tell You is a cutting-edge career and job search guide that will teach you those skills and give you the tools to navigate successfully in a gender-biased workplace. It will show you how to plan your career now so that you will be chosen to lead in the future. Learn about the corporate world. Topics include: Make your boss look good. Find your voice. Plotting your course How do you network? Want it? Ask for it! This book offers coaching on how to analyze career decisions and make the best choices, even when your solutions differ from your mentors' advice. Reviews say that this is a "great book for college students and young professionals."

September 2019: Trillion Dollar Coach

Call Number: HF 5549.5 C53 S35 2019

The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value. Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship, and love after his death in 2016. Leaders at Google for over a decade, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth--even in those at the pinnacle of their careers--inspired courage, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments. To honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide. Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach's principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.

August 2019: Psychology

Call Number: BF 121 C52 2015

For Introduction to Psychology Courses   The most learner-centered and assessment-driven text available   With its engaging writing style and comprehensive coverage of key research, Psychology, 4/e, awakens students' curiosity and energizes their desire to learn more. This title draws learners into an interactive experience of psychology. The authors establish clear learning objectives tied to the most recent APA-recommended undergraduate learning guidelines.   MyPsychLab is a valuable component to the Ciccarelli/White program. Engaging activities plus assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students master psychological concepts more readily. With MyPsychLab, students can develop critical thinking skills through writing, simulate classic experiments and surveys, watch videos on research and applications, and explore the Visual Brain in 3-D.   Ciccarelli/White, Psychology, 4e will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. This program: Personalizes Learning with MyPsychLab: MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Connects Psychology to the Real World: Students will be able to relate chapter material to their own lives. Energizes a Desire to Learn: From Chapter 1, this title provides students with ample opportunities to study from wherever they are. Embeds Interactive Content: Throughout each chapter interactive content has been fully incorporated into all aspects of the text. Psychology, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. This Package Contains: 0205206514 / 9780205206513 NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack 0205972241 / 9780205972241 Psychology  

July 2019; Leading with the heart : Coach K's successful strategies for basketball, business, and life

Call Number: GV 706.55 K79 2004

In his more than twenty years coaching the Blue Devils, Coach Mike Krzyzewski has made his program the most admired in the nation, with back-to-back national championships in '91, '92, and again in 2001, and ten Final Four appearances since 1986. Now, in Leading with the Heart, Coach K talks about leadership-how you earn it, how you practice it, and how you use it to move your organization to the top. From the importance of trust, communication, and pride, to the commitment a leader must make to his team, this inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who loves college basketball-or who simply wants to win in any competitive environment today.

June 2019: Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness

Call Number: RA 781 H64 2018

Exercise, eat right, and thrive! Emphasizing the importance of a fitness and wellness lifestyle, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 14th Edition, challenges you to meet your personal fitness and wellness goals, and shows you how to inspire others to do the same. This includes behavior modification techniques through sensible approaches and a strong focus on the practical ways you can incorporate changes into in your daily life. By the end of the course, you will feel proficient in creating an exercise program suited to your values, making nutrition choices, crafting an active lifestyle, and overcoming barriers to personal change. PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 14th Edition, also offers interactive learning tools such as exercise videos, online labs, and self-assessments, which bring topics to life and help you maintain your new healthy lifestyle.

May 2019: The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

Call Number: GV 884 B794 A3 2018

The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant--a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary "Mamba mentality." Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it "the right way,"The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They'll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career. Bryant's detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant's very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016--and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant's narrative and Bernstein's photos makeThe Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world's most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

Browse the shelves

Call numbers help you find the areas of the library shelves relevant to land agent topics.

GV 201 - 555  Physical education and training
GV 557 - 1198.995  Sports
GV 711  Coaching
HF 5001 - 6182  Business
RA 775 - 785  Health, Fitness, Nutrition
TX 341 - 641  Nutrition & Food

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