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Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Facilitation and Activity Guide

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Facilitation and Activity Guide

Wendy Wagner, Daniel T. Ostick

ISBN: 978-1-118-39949-1 May 2013 Jossey-Bass 304 Pages


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Exploring Leadership For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Facilitation and Activity Guide

Based on the third edition of the best-selling text Exploring Leadership, this companion Facilitation and Activity Guide is designed to help educators work with students to develop their leadership potential in order to become effective leaders.

The guide contains dynamic teaching strategies and active learning modules that can be used for organizing a course or workshop series. Created by renowned leadership educators in higher education, these modules have proven to be effective in classroom-tested exercises.

Designed to be flexible, the active learning modules can be used in either curricular or cocurricular settings and can be structured to build on each other or stand alone. Each module corresponds with a chapter of Exploring Leadership as well as units in the companion Student Workbook, which includes worksheets, discussion questions, journal prompts, and space for reflective writing.

Praise for Exploring Leadership: Facilitation and Activity Guide

"This is a must-have resource for anyone teaching or facilitating leadership education. It does what many other resources fail to do it gives tangible, real-world applications of complex content that can be used immediately!" —John Dugan, assistant professor, Loyola University Chicago

"Wendy Wagner, Daniel Ostick, and colleagues have done a phenomenal job designing powerful learning activities for students using the third edition of Exploring Leadership. Leadership educators will benefit from their years of experience. We are thrilled to join them in helping college students develop their leadership capacity." —Susan Komives, Nance Lucas, and Tim McMahon, authors of Exploring Leadership, Third Edition

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About the Authors ix

Introduction xi

Teaching Leadership xiii

Leadership Identity Development xxi

Module 1a, Introduction to Leadership
Laura Osteen, Florida State University 1

Module 1b, Exploring the Meaning of Leader and Follower
Aaron Asmundson, University of Minnesota 8

Module 2a, What Is Leadership? Myths, Truths, and Definitions
Kristan Cilente Skendall, University of Maryland, College Park 15

Module 2b, Generations of Leadership Theory
Michelle L. Kusel, Loyola University Chicago 20

Module 2c, Emerging Leadership Theory
Wendy Wagner, George Mason University 24

Module 3a, The Relational Leadership Model
Sean Gehrke, University of Southern
California 31

Module 3b, Being Purposeful
Paul Stonecipher, Florida State University 41

Module 3c, Being Inclusive
Tom Segar, Shepherd University 47

Module 3d, Being Empowering
Steve Mills, Florida State University 53

Module 3e, Being Ethical
David Rosch and Kirstin Phelps, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 59

Module 3f, Being Process Oriented
Chris Bohle, Hope College 68

Module 4a, Exploring Strengths
Katherine Hershey Conlon, University of
Maryland, College Park 74

Module 4b, Self-Awareness: Strengths, Values, and Beliefs
Sunshine Workman, University of California,
Berkeley 80

Module 4c, Leadership Skills Assessment
William Smedick, Johns Hopkins University 86

Module 5a, Developing a Multicultural Mindset
Mark Anthony Torrez, Emory University 95

Module 5b, Gender Influences on Leadership
Paige Haber-Curran, Texas State University-San Marcos 100

Module 5c, Cultural Influences on Leadership
Stephanie H. Chang, University of Maryland, College Park 110

Module 5d, Leadership and Communication
Kathryn A. Sturtevant, Texas A&M University 118

Module 6a, Creating and Sustaining an Ethical
Organizational Environment
Wendy Wagner, George Mason University 124

Module 6b, Assumptions About Ethical Leadership
Daniel Ostick, University of Maryland, College Park 130

Module 6c, Ethical Decision Making
Nick Lennon, George Mason University 137

Module 7a, What Is Community andWhy Is It Important?
Kathleen Callahan, Florida State University 146

Module 7b, Community Building
Laura McMaster, East Carolina University 154

Module 8a, Understanding Groups and Group Development
Melissa Shehane, Texas A&M University 161

Module 8b, Group Dynamics and Group Roles
Eric Kaufman, Virginia Tech University 166

Module 8c, Creative Conflict in Groups
Daniel Tillapaugh, University of Maine 173

Module 8d, Group Decision Making
Daniel Ostick, University of Maryland, College Park 183

Module 8e, Roles in Teams and Groups
Meredith A. Smith and Tyler L. McClain, Fairfield University 191

Module 9a, Understanding Complex Organizations
Dave Dessauer, University of Maryland, College Park 202

Module 9b, Organizational Culture
Kerry Priest, Kansas State University 207

Module 10a, Understanding Individual Change
Jillian Volpe White, Florida State University 213

Module 10b, Facilitating Change in Organizations
Sarah Edwards, Texas A&M University 218

Module 11a, Social Change Model of Leadership
Antron Mahoney, Florida State University 224

Module 11b, Building Coalitions for Collective
Wendy Wagner, George Mason University 229

Module 11c, From Service to Civic Engagement
Jennifer M. Pigza, Saint Mary’s College of California 235

Module 11d, Identifying Critical Issues: Finding Your
Josh Hiscock, The George Washington University 242

Module 11e, Appreciative Inquiry
Julie Owen, George Mason University 248

Module 12a, Well-Being
Stacey Guenther, George Mason University 255

Module 12b, Renewal
Stacey Guenther, George Mason University 262