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The Student Leadership Challenge : Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader

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Note from the publisher: This edition includes an access code so students can take the Student Leadership Practices Inventory Self Online, a brief, 30-question assessment to help them explore their own leadership behaviors and skills and determine the steps they can take to liberate the leader within and become their best selves. If you rent or purchase a used book, the access code may have been redeemed previously and will no longer work.


In this updated and expanded second edition of The Student Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner apply their extensive research and expertise to demonstrate that anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. They challenge high school and undergraduate college students to examine their leadership actions and aspirations. Your students will learn from first-hand leadership stories from young leaders like themselves around the world, helping them to deeply understand and explore The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:




Model the Way
Inspire a Shared Vision
Challenge the Process
Enable Others to Act
Encourage the Heart


The book guides students through the concrete actions they can take to become exemplary leaders, from finding their voice and clarifying their values, to recognizing others' contributions and celebrating others victories. The authors ask readers to reflect at the end of each chapter on their own leadership experiences and abilities now and for the future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 26mm | 320g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 1118390075
  • 9781118390078
  • 64,922

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LIBERATE THE LEADER WITHIN



Do you think of yourself as a leader? In this updated and expanded second edition of The Student Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner apply their extensive research and expertise to demonstrate that anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. They challenge high school and undergraduate college students to examine their own leadership actions and aspirations. In this book, you'll learn from first-hand leadership stories from young leaders like yourself around the world, helping you to deeply explore and understand The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership(R)

MODEL THE WAY INSPIRE A SHARED VISION CHALLENGE THE PROCESS ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT ENCOURAGE THE HEART

Framed within these Five Practices, the authors guide you through the concrete actions you can take to become an exemplary leader, from finding your voice and clarifying your own values, to recognizing others' contributions and celebrating their victories. They ask you to reflect at the end of each chapter on your own leadership experiences and abilities now and for the future. This new edition also includes an access code so you can take the Student Leadership Practices Inventory(R) Self Online, a brief, 30-question assessment to help you explore your own leadership behavior and determine the steps you can take to liberate the leader within and become your best self.



Praise for The Student Leadership Challenge, Second Edition



"Employers are looking for students who have content knowledge and practical experience working in teams and leading others. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent example of the behaviors needed to accomplish extraordinary tasks that can get you noticed by a potential employer."
--Kevin Bailey, vice president for student affairs, University of West Florida
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Table of contents

Preface: Making Extraordinary Things Happen with Others xi


1 Introduction: When People Are at Their Best as Leaders 3


The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership


PRACTICE 1: MODEL THE WAY


2 Commitment #1: Clarify Values 22


Find Your Voice


Affirm Shared Values


3 Commitment #2: Set the Example 40


Live the Shared Values


Teach Others to Model the Values


PRACTICE 2: INSPIRE A SHARED VISION


4 Commitment #3: Envision the Future 66


Imagine the Possibilities


Find a Common Purpose


5 Commitment #4: Enlist Others 89


Appeal to Common Ideals


Animate the Vision


PRACTICE 3: CHALLENGE THE PROCESS


6 Commitment #5: Search for Opportunities 114


Seize the Initiative


Exercise Outsight


7 Commitment #6: Experiment and Take Risks 136


Generate Small Wins


Learn from Experience


PRACTICE 4: ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT


8 Commitment #7: Foster Collaboration 164


Create a Climate of Trust


Facilitate Relationships


9 Commitment #8: Strengthen Others 186


Enhance Self-Determination


Coach for Competence and Confi dence


PRACTICE 5: ENCOURAGE THE HEART


10 Commitment #9: Recognize Contributions 212


Expect the Best


Personalize Recognition


11 Commitment #10: Celebrate the Values and the Victories 234


Create a Spirit of Community


Get Personally Involved


12 A Call to Action for Young Leaders 257


Your Continuing Leadership Journey


Acknowledgments 269


About the Authors 273


Index 277
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About James M. Kouzes

JAMES KOUZES and BARRY POSNER have been working together for more than thirty years, studying leaders, researching leadership, conducting leadership development seminars, and serving as leaders themselves in various capacities. They are coauthors of the award-winning, best-selling book The Leadership Challenge.
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