The Student Leadership Challenge

The Student Leadership Challenge : Activities Book

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The Student Leadership Challenge Activities Book includes more than 50 activities that give educators a bridge between teaching The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model and helping students learn to apply the practices to their lives. The activities map to each of The Five Practices and are designed to be flexible, appropriate for high school and college students, and greatly improve students understanding of The Five Practices model through action. The activities include facilitator tips for use in a variety of settings and with various age groups.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 219 x 277 x 12mm | 550g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118390105
  • 9781118390108
  • 551,004

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Building on the research behind The Leadership Challenge(R), The Student Leadership Challenge(R) approach is used by a growing number of educators who are committed to helping young people discover the leader within. Practical experience is critical to learning, and while students may respond well to presentations and discussion about The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership(R) model, there is no substitute for hands-on experience that enables students to deepen their understanding as they put the Practices into action. This Activities Book will help you create thise experiences for your students. Designed for use with high school and undergraduate college students as they embark on their personal leadership journeys with The Student Leadership Challenge, and flexible enough for students of all levels, this guide includes more than 50 activities to help educators bridge the divide between teaching The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership conceptually and helping students learn to actually apply and practice them in their lives.


"A book of genuinely effective activities for engaging students at all levels, turning the novice facilitator into a pro. It includes easy-to-use concepts that readily apply to life as a leader, and is a real difference maker that fosters success!"
--Randy D. Grimes, human resources director, Duke University

"A fantastic resource for leadership educators looking to further develop students' understanding of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a tangible, hands-on way! It offers engaging activities that are sure to make an impact on your student leaders. This activity book is a great supplement to The Student Leadership Challenge, bringing the original concepts off the page and into the real world"
--Kimberly Piatt, coordinator of leadership development, The College at Brockport

"An excellent one-stop resource for activities to engage students of different learning styles. Students will find the experiential nature of the activities easy to comprehend and most importantly be able to see the relevance and application of the The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership"
--Melvin Chia, principal consultant, Lifeskills Enrichment
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Table of contents

Module 1: Introduction 1 An Overview of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership(R) 2 What Is in This Book 5 How to Use This Book 6 Guidance on Selecting and Facilitating Activities with Students 7 Module 2: Orienteering 9 A Student s Personal Journey toward Exemplary Leadership 10 The Importance of Orienteering for Students 10 Activity: Personal-Best Leadership Experience 11 Module 3: Model the Way 19 Practice Overview 20 Why students Should Model the Way 20 Activities Values on Display 21 Modeling the Way in Current Events 25 The Hefferlump 27 You Want What? 32 You Can Lead Anywhere 34 This We Believe 36 Legacy Day 38 Vault of Values 40 Module 4: Inspire a Shared Vision 47 Practice Overview 48 Why Students Should Inspire a Shared Vision 48 Activities Going Up 49 Word Pictures Articulating Your Vision 51 Giving Life to Your Vision by Reframing from What to Why 54 Visualize Yourself 58 Snapshots of Success 60 Vision, Values, and Rock and Roll 63 Sum It All Up 65 Finish the Story 68 Module 5: Challenge the Process 73 Practice Overview 74 Why Students Should Challenge the Process 74 Activities House of Cards 75 Orientation: The Time of Your Life A Skit 77 Going, Going, Gone 83 This Is How We ve Always Done It ... But Let s Try Something Else 86 Turning Big Challenges into Incremental Action Steps 90 Brick Walls Don t Have to Stop You 95 Planning with the End in Mind 99 The Six Thinking Hats 103 Module 6: Enable Others to Act 109 Practice Overview 110 Why Students Should Enable Others to Act 110 Activities The Walk of Peril (or Indiana Jones s Walk ) 111 The Captains Dilemma 113 Tennis Ball Madness 119 A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words 124 Populating a New Planet 127 A Leader s Walk of Trust 130 Capture the Dragon 132 Help Is on the Way 137 Module 7: Encourage the Heart 143 Practice Overview 144 Why Students Should Encourage the Heart 144 Activities Compliment Swap 145 Praise 148 Identifying Individual Recognition Tactics 151 Encourage the Heart Party Time with Your Group 155 Recognition Car Wash 158 Recognition Speed Dating 160 Good Vibrations 163 Web of Yarn 167 Module 8: Leadership Lessons from the Movies 171 Activities 172 Lincoln 173 Soul Surfer 177 Moneyball 181 Amazing Grace 184 The Great Debaters 186 Coach Carter 190 the Lion King 193 Gandhi 195 Module 9: Commitment 199 Activities Values-in-Action Log 200 My Year of Leadership 203 My Next Personal-Best leadership Experience 204 Other Resources 206 The Student Leadership Challenge, Second Edition 206 The Student Leadership Practices Inventory 206 The Student Leadership Challenge: Facilitation and Activity Guide and The Student Leadership Challenge: Student Workbook and Personal Leadership Journal 206 The Leadership Challenge Mobile Tool App 207 LPI Action Cards 207 The Leadership Challenge Values Cards 207 The Student Leadership Challenge Website 207 Appendix: Activities Mapped to the Student Leadership Practices Inventory Behaviors 209 Acknowledgments 217 Authors and Contributors 219
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About James M. Kouzes

James Kouzes is the Dean s Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Barry Posner is Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University where he has also served as dean of the Leavey School of Business. Beth High is a Leadership Challenge Certified Master, a facilitator and leadership development trainer, and founder and president of High Road Consulting. Gary M. Morgan has taught student leadership at a variety of universities and is the founder of the Student Leadership Excellence Academy.
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