Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, 3rd Edition
April 2013, Jossey-Bass
Note from the publisher: Each copy of Exploring Leadership, Third Edition comes with an access code so students can take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute online assessment which has helped more than eight million people around the world discover their talents. After they take the self-assessment, they'll receive a customized report that lists their top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how they can use their talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success. In the book, the authors discuss the importance of understanding oneself, and how using the StrengthsFinder assessment will help one do so.
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This third edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the bestselling text for undergraduate leadership courses. This book is designed for college students to help them understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and guide them in developing their leadership potential. The Relational Leadership Model (RLM) continues as the major focus in this edition, and the book includes stronger connections between the RLM dimensions and related concepts, as well as visual applications of the model. The third edition includes new student vignettes that demonstrate how the major concepts and theories can be applied. It also contains new material on social justice, conflict management, positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, and new self-assessment and reflection questionnaires.
For those focused on the practice of leadership development, the third edition is part of a complete set that includes a Student Workbook, a Facilitation and Activity Guide for educators, and free downloadable instructional PowerPoint slides. The Workbook is a student-focused companion to the book and the Facilitation and Activity Guide is designed for use by program leaders and educators.
The Authors xix
Part I: Leadership for a Changing World
1. An Introduction to Leadership 3
2. The Changing Nature of Leadership 41
3. The Relational Leadership Model 93
Part II: Exploring Your Potential for Leadership
4. Understanding Yourself 151
5. Understanding Others 187
6. Leading with Integrity 237
Part III: Context for the Practice of Leadership
7. Being in Communities 285
8. Interacting in Teams and Groups 309
9. Understanding and Renewing Complex Organizations 353
Part IV : Making a Difference with Leadership
10. Understanding Change 405
11. Strategies for Change 443
12. Thriving Together 497
Author Index 551
Subject Index 559
Susan R. Komives is professor emerita and former director of the College Student Personnel Graduate Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Nance Lucas is associate dean and associate professor at New Century College at George Mason University. Timothy R. McMahon is a faculty consultant in the Teaching
Effectiveness Program at the University of Oregon.
"This edition of Exploring Leadership will inspire students to engage in deeper self-exploration about why they lead and how they can make a positive difference through their leadership. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of leadership, complete with cutting-edge scholarship, applications, and reflections from students. I recommend it highly." —Carol S. Pearson, president, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and author, The Hero Within and The Transforming Leader
"There is a reason this book is in its third edition: It is a thoughtful and practical guide designed for college students who want to study leadership, perchance become leaders themselves. Most importantly, the authors offer critical advice to young, potential leaders for leading effectively in a rapidly changing world." —Jean Lipman-Blumen, Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and professor of organizational behavior, Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University