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The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leadersby James Kouzes
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The Most Trusted Source on Becoming a Better Student Leader
In The Student Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner—today's premier leadership experts—demonstrate how anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. Grounded in the same extensive research as the best-selling The Leadership Challenge, it uses real-life stories and examples exclusively from college students to illustrate The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®:
Praise for The Student Leadership Challenge
"Why wait to learn leadership in the workplace? Now college students can learn how to lead by using Kouzes and Posner's five proven leadership practices. With examples from the experience of student leaders, The Student Leadership Challenge is the perfect guide for faculty and student affairs staff members as well as for students seeking to develop themselves for leadership."
—Howard T. Prince II, director, Center for Ethical Leadership, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
"I've been teaching leadership classes for twenty years, and The Five Practices are, hands down, the best tool for helping students see both their inherent strengths as leaders as well as to further develop their skills."
—Britt Andreatta, assistant dean of students, First-Year Programs & Leadership Education, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The student examples inspire the reader and show us that running into bumps along the way is not only normal, but that you can approach the challenges with confidence and practical solutions."
—Amanda Crowell Itliong, director of leadership programs, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University
"This book is a gift to university educators who teach leadership courses or develop trainings, workshops, and retreats."
—Laura Osteen, co-director, Center for Leadership and Civic Education, Florida State University
Book News Annotation:
Kouzes and Posner (leadership and management respectively, both Santa Clara U., California) write and lecture together on topics in leadership. In this text, student leaders in student government, sororities and fraternities, clubs, sports, and other organizations can find the pair's advice on making the best of being in charge. Part of each chapter acts as a workbook to encourage ideas and reflection. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In The Student Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner--today's premier leadership experts--demonstrate how anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. Grounded in the same extensive research as the best-selling The Leadership Challenge, it uses real-life stories and examples exclusively from college students to illustrate The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership]:
Model the Way
Inspire a Shared Vision
Challenge the Process
Enable Others to Act
Encourage the Heart
Derived from the classic leadership book The Leadership Challenge, Fourth Edition, this is a concise, focused primer on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership for students. Grounded in the same extensive research as the best selling The Leadership Challenge, this book uses examples and language to which students in higher education can relate. It also features reflective and critical thinking activities at the end of each chapter to help students engage in each of the Five Practices.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations.
2. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
3. Model the Way.
Set the Example.
4. Inspire a Shared Vision.
Envision the Future.
5. Challenge the Process.
Search for Opportunities.
Experiment and Take Risks.
6. Enable Others to Act.
7. Encourage the Heart.
Celebrate the Values and Victories.
8. Leadership Is Everyone’s Business.
You Are the Most Important Leader in the Room.
Leadership is Learned.
First Lead Yourself.
Moral Leadership Calls Us to Higher Purpose.
Humility is the Antidote to Hubris.
Leadership Is in the Moment.
The Secret to Success in Life.
Appendix: The Student Leadership Practices Inventory.
About the Authors.
What Our Readers Are Saying
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