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Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development

ISBN: 978-0-470-44949-3
496 pages
June 2009, Jossey-Bass
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Praise for Leadership for a Better World

"What a powerful, very needed, and welcome sequel to A Social Change Model for Leadership Development Guidebook. It is a book for students, faculty, and everyone who engages in leadership for social change for a better world. It is an inspiring and liberating book in that it validates each one of us as we discover and practice the gifts we have been given." —Helen S. Astin, professor emerita of higher education and senior scholar, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA

"While simple schemes and models of leadership can have their appeal, the more challenging view proposed in Leadership for a Better World is not only more realistic but infinitely more fulfilling. This form of leadership calls us to look at our own deep yearnings and then respect those of others in the amazing global community of the twenty-first century." —Denny Roberts, assistant vice president for faculty and student services, Qatar Foundation

"Positing that social change is at the heart of the leadership experience, Leadership for a Better World answers the question of 'leadership for what purpose?' Grounded in student experiences, this book includes student voices, stories, and contemporary case studies. Written in an informed and approachable tone, it provides a coherent set of guiding principles about how knowing oneself, meaningfully engaging with others, and adopting a systems perspective can promote the socially responsible leadership so needed in the world today." —Julie E. Owen, assistant professor, Leadership and Integrative Studies, George Mason University

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Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Authors and Editors.

PART 1: SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE SOCIAL CHANGE MODEL OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.

1. What Is Social Change (Wendy Wagner)?

2. An Overview of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (Kristan Cilente).

3. Applying the Social Change Model: A Case Study Approach José-Luis Riera).

4. Change (Nurredina Workman).

PART 2: SOCIETAL/COMMUNITY VALUES.

5. Citizenship (Jennifer Bonnet).

PART 3: GROUP VALUES.

6. Collaboration (Jordan England).

7. Common Purpose (Alex Teh).

8. Controversy with Civility (Cecilio Alvarez).

PART 4: INDIVIDUAL VALUES.

9. Consciousness of Self (Justin Fincher).

10. Congruence (Tricia Shalka).

11. Commitment (Ashlee M. Kerkhoff and Daniel T. Ostick).

PART 5: CHANGE AGENTS.

12. Becoming a Change Agent (Marybeth J. Drechsler and William A. Jones).

Epilogue.

Susan R. Komives and Wendy Wagner.

Further Readings.

Index.

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Author Information

Susan R. Komives is cofounder of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. She is the coauthor of Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Second Edition.

Wendy Wagner is the former coordinator of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. She is the coeditor of the Handbook for Student Leadership Programs and has published on the Social Change Model.

The National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs supports leadership development in college students through professional development for leadership educators.

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Reviews

Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development represents an ambitious collaboration of higher education scholars and practitioners summarizing and applying the social change model of leadership.” —Jaime Lester, Journal of College Student Development
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