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Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Differenceby Susan R Komives
Synopses & Reviews
"My students have been searching for a leadership book that they don?t have to translate to their experiences. At last, here is a book that integrates cutting edge ideas of leadership with examples and stories from college students." ?Kathleen E. Allen, vice president for student development, College of Saint Benedict
"As a long-time teacher of leadership courses, I know that my students will resonate with Exploring Leadership. The book presents a well-developed analysis of both the ?how? and the ?why? of leadership as a relational process and also challenges student readers to think about how they might practice leadership throughout their lives." ?Sara A. Boatman, vice president for student affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan University
"We?ve been waiting for Exploring Leadership for a long time. This is a book that can be used with a broad spectrum of students involved in positional as well as relational leadership. Exploring Leadership has finally filled the gap that has been evident for years?a book that stimulates students to look seriously at themselves and at the complexities and opportunities of leadership." ?Dennis C. Roberts, assistant vice president for student affairs, Miami University
"What sets this book apart is its firm grounding in ethics and its practical application for young adults interested in making a difference. The focused questions at the end of each chapter are outstanding for thoughtful discussion and reflection." ?Alice Faron, program director, LeaderShape, Inc.
Exploring Leadership provides a unique view of leadership as a participatory process, and helps students and young adults to develop their own potential for leadership in the organizations, groups, and communities of an increasingly diverse and complex world.
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My students have been searching for a leadership book that they don't have to translate to their experiences. At last, here is a book that integrates cutting edge ideas of leadership with examples and stories from college students.
Kathleen E. Allen, vice president for student development, College of Saint Benedict
Exploring Leadership fills a gap in the literature of leadership, providing a carefully-crafted student guide structured to the needs of leadership training courses for students. It helps students assess their own potential for leadership, gives them a concise grounding in major leadership concepts and theories, and takes them through a contemporary leadership approach that equips them for the challenges of providing leadership in groups, communities, and organizations.
This is the thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the best-selling book Exploring Leadership.The book is designed to help college students understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and to guide them in developing their leadership potential. Exploring Leadershipincorporates new insights and material developed in the course of the authors’ work in the field. The second edition contains expanded and new chapters and also includes the relational leadership model, uses a more global context and examples that relate to a wide variety of disciplines, contains a new section which emphasizes ways to work to accomplish change, and concludes with concrete strategies for activism.
About the Author
SUSAN R. KOMIVES is associate professor of Counseling and Personnel Services and faculty associate for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland.
NANCE LUCAS is associate director and director of academic affairs at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.
TIMOTHY R. MCMAHON is assistant professor in the department of Counselor Education and College Student Personnel at Western Illinois University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Leadership for a Changing World.
1. An Introduction to Leadership.
2. The Changing Nature of Leadership.
3. The Relational Leadership Model.
Part II: Exploring Your Potential for Leadership.
4. Understanding Yourself.
5. Understanding Others.
6. Leading with Integrity and Moral Purpose.
Part III: Context for the Practice of Leadership.
7. Interacting in Teams and Groups.
8. Understanding Complex Organizations.
9. Being in Communities.
10. Renewing Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
Part IV: Making a Difference with Leadership.
11. Understanding Change.
12. Strategies for Change.
Part V: Leadership Development and Renewal.
13. Developing a Leadership Identity.
14. The Mind, Body, and Soul of the Leader.
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