True Competition A Guide to Pursuing Excellence in Sport and Society

ISBN-10: 0736074295

ISBN-13: 9780736074292

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Light Shields, Brenda Light Bredemeier

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Readers will learn the differences between positive and negative competition and they will discover how to implement change in their organisations, teams and individual practices.
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 2/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Foreword
Prelude: Compass for the Journey
The Case Against Competition: Was Kohn Right?
Groundbreaking Anticompetition Research
Kohn's Case Against Competition
Competition's Appeal
Naming the Imposter: Unmasking Decompetition
Decompetition
The Power of Metaphors
Why Metaphors Matter
Competition and Cooperation
True Competition: A Field Guide
Motivation
Goals
Opponents
Regulation
Playing and Winning
The Ideal Contest
Field Notes
Interlude. Character and Competition
Motivation: Pathways to Enjoyment
Two Types of Motivation
The 3 Cs of Intrinsic Movitation
Enjoyment
Finding Enjoyment in True Competition
The Threat of Rewards
Importance of Democratic Leadership
Goals: Pathways to Excellence
Two Views of Success
Social Comparison
Decompetition in D Minor
The Ultimate Goal of True Competition
Excellence
Excellence and Character
The Threat of Insecurity
Leading for Excellence
Opponents: Allies and Adversaries
Structure of Competition
Respect
Challenge of the Decompetitive Opponent
Leadership: Cultivating Allies, not Adversaries
Regulation: Upholding the Spirit of the Game
Decompetition and Rules
Players vs. Officials
The Role of Perceived Injustice
Leading for Responsibility
Playing and Winning: The Pursuit of Victory
Playing to Win
Values of the Game
Winning and Losing
Pressures and Loyalties
Leaders as Culture Creators
The Ideal Contest: Embracing the Challenge
The Art of Competition
Threats to Balanced Competition
Guiding Youth Into Competition
Postlude: Reclaiming Competition
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