SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations, Jeff Mitchell, is the co-author of a new book, Sport, Ethics and Leadership, released in July 2017.
The textbook investigates the ethical, social, and legal underpinnings of the most important issues in sport today while introducing the reader to the foundations of ethical leadership in sport. Each chapter includes original real-world case studies, learning exercises, and questions to encourage students to reflect on the ethical problems presented.
"My co-authors and I believe that everyone involved in sport should possess an appreciation for the basic principles of ethics," Mitchell said. "Moreover, the ability for athletes, coaches, and administrators to apply effective leadership practices to an understanding of ethics leads to the development of ethical leadership. We hope that the book inspires others to explore ethics and leadership in a manner consistent with improving sport as a whole from the playing field to the board room."
The book outlines key ethical theories in the context of sport as well as the fundamentals of moral reasoning. It also explores the central ethical issues in contemporary sport: from violence, hazing, and gambling to principles of amateurism, performance enhancement, doping, and discrimination.
In addition to Mitchell, co-authors include sport ethics scholar Jack Bowen, sports attorney Ron Katz, former Santa Clara University law school dean Don Polden, and sports agent Rick Walden.
More information about the book and about the co-authors can be found here.
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