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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Workbook

ISBN: 978-0-470-61574-4
288 pages
August 2010, Jossey-Bass
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The Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Workbook is a "working book" that brings further understanding and relevancy to the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students (EILS) model. It includes modularized learning activities for each capacity, as well as case studies and resources for additional learning. It is designed to be used as part of a facilitated course or workshop, either as follow-up to taking the EILS Inventory or as a supplement to the book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students.
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Table of Contents



About the Authors.


1 Consciousness of Context.

Module 1, Activity 1: Identifying Context (Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen)

Module 1, Activity 2: Context Fieldtrip (Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen)

Module 1, Activity 3: Reflection (Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen).

2 Environmental Awareness.

Module 2, Activity 1: Strung-Out Decisions (Anthony Middlebrooks).

3 Group Savvy.

Module 3, Activity 1: Diagnosing Organizational Culture (Ginny Carroll).

Module 3, Activity 2: Organizational Awareness—Reading Social and Political Currents (Ginny Carroll).

Module 4: Group Savvy: A Summary (Jim Meehan).

Module 4, Activity 3: Group Savvy at the Movies (Jim Meehan).

Case Study: Deadlines at InterActiveX (Eric Megla).

4 Consciousness of Self.

Module 5, Activity 1: Getting It Done (Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen).

Module 5, Activity 2: Personal Action Plan (Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen).

5 Emotional Self-Perception.

Module 6, Activity 1: Name Your Emotions (Wes Schaub).

Module 6, Activity 2: Emotional Log (Wes Schaub).

Module 6, Activity 3: Stronger Emotions (Wes Schaub).

Module 6, Activity 4: Daydream Diary (Wes Schaub).

A Case Study: Looking In, Looking Out MBA Student.

6 Honest Self-Understanding.

Module 8, Activity 1: Looking Inward (Amy Kautz).

Module 9, Activity 2: The Mirror and Its Reflection (Lucy Croft).

7 Healthy Self-Esteem.

Module 10, Activity 1: Self-Guided Tour (Sabrina Ryan).

Module 10, Activity 2: Others' Perceptions of You (Sabrina Ryan).

Module 10, Activity 3: Striking Resemblance (Sabrina Ryan).

Module 10, Activity 4: Reflection (Sabrina Ryan).

Case Study: A Young Leader Is Elected to the Students' Union (Veronika Julia Korner).

8 Emotional Self-Control.

Module 11, Activity 1: Emotional Worst-Case Scenario (Amy Kautz).

Case Study: The Green Streak Weekly (Mike Spinelli).

9 Authenticity.

Module 12, Activity 1: What's My Message? (Darbi Roberts).

Module 12, Activity 2: Your Integrity Advantage (Darbi Roberts).

Case Study: Who's It Really For? (Jessica Sindelar).

10 Flexibility.

Module 13, Activity 1: Expert Improv Actors (Tracy Purinton).

Module 13, Activity 2: Key Rules of Improv (Tracy Purinton).

Module 13, Activity 3: Your Improviser/Leader Profile (Tracy Purinton).

Module 13, Activity 4: Mapping Your Flexibility (Tracy Purinton).

Case Study: Sink or Swim? (Andrea Kovacs).

11 Achievement.

Module 14, Activity 1: Impressions (Sarah Spengler).

Module 14, Activity 2: Action Plan (Sarah Spengler).

Module 15, Activity 3: Internal and External Locus of Control (Sarah Spengler).

12 Optimism.

Module 16, Activity 1: Assess Your Family (Cathy Onion).

Module 17, Activity 2: Putting Optimism into Practice (Diana Wilson).

Module 17, Activity 3: Food for Thought (Diana Wilson).

Case Study: Optimism, or Lack Thereof MBA Candidate.

13 Initiative.

Module 18, Activity 1: Goal Reached (Anthony Middlebrooks).

Case Study: Kick It In or Kick Him Out? (Kristyn Riemer).

14 Consciousness of Others.

Module 19, Activity 1: Working with Others (Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen).

Module 19, Activity 2: Who Do I Know? (Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen)

15 Empathy.

Module 20, Activity 1: Practice Your Skills (Ginny Carroll).

Module 20, Activity 2: Reflection (Ginny Carroll).

Case Study: When the Leader Lacks Empathy (Bryan Gacka).

16 Citizenship.

Module 21, Activity 1: Formal Democracy versus Living Democracy: An Argument (Jon Dooley).

Module 22, Activity 2: Citizenship in Our Organizations (John Shertzer).

Module 22, Activity 3: Falling Short of Expectations (John Shertzer).

17 Inspiration.

Module 23, Activity 1: Defining Vision (Henry Parkinson).

Module 24, Activity 2: Inspiration Bingo (Adam Peck).

Module 24, Activity 3: Shared Values (Adam Peck).

Case Study: A True Inspiration—Or Not? (Paul Martin).

18 Influence.

Module 25, Activity 1: Three States of Developing Leadership Influence (Gary Manka).

Module 25, Activity 2: Six Principles of Influence (Gary Manka)

Module 25, Activity 3: Developing Personal and Social Influence (Gary Manka).

Module 25, Activity 4: Personal Persuasion Action Plan (Gary Manka).

Case Study: Member Apathy in the University Finance Organization (Will Bargar).

19 Coaching.

Module 26, Activity 1: What Is Feedback? (Darin Eich).

Module 26, Activity 2: Feedback Assessment (Darin Eich).

20 Change Agent.

Module 27, Activity 1: Current State of Organization (Les Cook).

Module 27, Activity 2: Driving Forces for Change (Les Cook).

Module 28, Activity 2: Envision a Future (Gabrielle Lucke).

21 Conflict Management.

Module 29: Honesty Article (Mary Peterson).

Module 29, Activity 1: Honesty Continuum (Mary Peterson).

Module 29, Activity 2: Personal Interactions Assessment (Mary Peterson).

Module 29, Activity 3: Organizational Interactions Assessment (Mary Peterson).

Module 30, Activity 4: Basic Organizational Audit (Michael Hayes).

Module 30, Activity 5: Scenarios (Michael Hayes).

Case Study: Tina's Planning Tragedy (Amy Gourniak).

22 Developing Relationships.

Module 31, Activity 1: Personal Networking Web (Paige Haber).

Module 31, Activity 2: Personal Networking Action Planning (Paige Haber).

Case Study: Fostering Teamwork Through Developing Relationships (Mark Greisberger).

23 Teamwork.

Module 33, Activity 1: Visualizing Teamwork (Karyn Nishimura Sneath).

Case Study: The Captain, For Better or Worse (John Smith).

24 Capitalizing on Difference.

Module 34, Activity 1: The Diversity Wheel (Tara Edberg).

Module 34, Activity 2: Privilege Statements (Tara Edberg).

Module 35, Activity 3: Braids of Multiple Identities (Susana Muñoz).

Module 35, Activity 4: Action Planning (Susana Muñoz).

Appendix: EIL Overview.

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Author Information

Marcy Levy Shankman, Ph.D., has been training and consulting in leadership development and organizational effectiveness since 1998. She is principal of MLS Consulting LLC, which she founded in 2001, and enjoys working with a wide range of clients, from small direct service agencies to national voluntary associations, from local high schools to large public universities. Marcy facilitates strategic planning and visioning initiatives, organizational change and development projects, as well as leadership training and coaching. Marcy has spoken to various groups in the local nonprofi t community as well as conferences and campuses across the country. Her focus is on helping students, young and experienced professionals, faculty, and staff to consider ways to enhance their own leadership development.
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“Learning about leadership is a hands-on experience that requires more than a traditional book can offer.  The Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Workbook offers a valuable resource for students seeking to build their skills and capacity within a contemporary framework for understanding leadership.” —Dr. Jon Dooley, Senior Associate Dean of Student Development, Marquette University and Former Chair, National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Board of Directors

“As a university administrator, I have looked for an educational approach to allow students to engage in their own active learning. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Workbook is the perfect tool to not only allow individuals to explore their personal development, but it can be used as a frequent reminder to their specific growth as a leader.” —Kyle A. Pendleton, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Purdue University

“This is a wonderful companion piece to Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students. The case studies, activities, and exercises in this workbook allow students to reflect and enhance their emotionally intelligent leadership, all the while contributing to their overall personal and social development.” —Juan R. Guardia, Director, Center for Multicultural Affairs, Florida State University

“The best leaders know and understand themselves, and this includes their emotional intelligence.  This book will be a ‘must’ in my tool kit as I work with future leaders in helping them realize their potential.” —Kelly Jo Karnes, Office of Student Life, Associate Director, University of Iowa

“As a college administrator who has been intimately involved with student leadership development for the past 30 years, I find the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Workbook to be an excellent resource.  This is a publication for your office shelf that can be referenced at a glance. When a leadership topic requires your attention, you will find many useful components to this workbook to support your educational efforts, including ‘activities,’ ‘student quotes,’ and ‘additional resources,’ along with ‘learning objectives’ to align your goals and outcomes!” —Pamela Brewer, Associate Dean of Students, Director of Student Life Programs,  Lafayette College

“Whether you work with student organization leaders, train residence assistants or supervise student employees, you will find the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Workbook valuable.  The modules offer practical ways of demonstrating theory and the case studies give students helpful, true-to-life problems to solve and discuss.  I look forward to using it with my advanced leadership programs.” —Kim Roeder, Director of Student Activities, Christopher Newport University

“I am excited to have this new resource for illustrating leadership concepts from the follower's perspective.  I can't wait to use these exercises in my leadership class.” —Adam Peck, Ph.D., Dean of Student Affairs, Stephen F. Austin State University

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