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Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Student Workbook

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Student Workbook

Wendy Wagner, Daniel T. Ostick

ISBN: 978-1-118-39950-7

May 2013, Jossey-Bass

160 pages

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Exploring Leadership For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Student Workbook

This companion to the third edition of Exploring Leadership is designed to help you deepen your understanding of leadership and develop your leadership potential. The workbook includes tools to enhance your exploration of the Relational Leadership Model, and exercises to guide your learning. You will discover how to lead with integrity and interact productively with teams and groups, develop a clear understanding of complex organizations, and cultivate strategies for dealing with change. In addition, the workbook includes provocative discussion questions, journal prompts, and space for reflective writing.

Praise for Exploring Leadership: Student Workbook

"I would say that this is a must for all student leaders... the perfect companion to Exploring Leadership, complete with engaging activities and thoughtful prompts." —Vernon A. Wall, director of business development, LeaderShape, Inc.

"Just what the field of leadership education is craving! This workbook is filled with resources to situate the content in such a way that students will have the greatest opportunity to advance their understanding of the study and practice of leadership." —Craig Slack, assistant director, Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland; director, National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs

"This workbook reflects the collective expertise of the very best leadership educators from across the country. Whether used as a classroom supplement or as a facilitation tool in experiential cocurricular programs, the Student Workbook is a must-have and provides critical tools for personal development and leadership learning." —T.W. Cauthen III, assistant dean of students, The University of Georgia

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Acknowledgments ix

About the Authors xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Leadership 1

Activity 1 Leadership Paradigm Continuum 3

Activity 2 Leaders and Leadership Behaviors 4

Activity 3 Reflecting on Leadership 5

Activity 4 Five Follower Competencies 6

Chapter 2 The Changing Nature of Leadership 10

Activity 1 Myths About Leadership 12

Activity 2 Leadership Metaphors 14

Activity 3 Generations of Leadership Theories 15

Chapter 3 The Relational Leadership Model 18

Activity 1 Reflecting on Leadership 20

Activity 2 Develop a Vision Based on Values 23

Activity 3 Connecting Ethics to Leadership 24

Activity 4 Concept Map for Ethics and Leadership 26

Activity 5 Personal Reflection on Ethics 28

Activity 6 Bases of Power 29

Chapter 4 Understanding Yourself 32

Activity 1 Understanding Your Talents 34

Activity 2 Talents in Action 38

Activity 3 What aboutWeaknesses? 39

Activity 4 Values in Action (VIA) Exploration 41

Activity 5 Personal Vision Statement 42

Activity 6 Leading Change Skills Self-Assessment 43

Chapter 5 Understanding Others 48

Activity 1 Understanding the Complexity of

Identity 50

Activity 2 Gender Influences on Leadership 52

Activity 3 Cultural Influences on Leadership 54

Activity 4Case Studies of Unassertive, Assertive,

and Aggressive Communication 55

Chapter 6 Leading with Integrity 60

Activity 1 Values Continuum 62

Activity 2 Ethical Assumptions about Leadership 64

Activity 3 Ethical Decision Making 67

Activity 4 Organizational Ethical Audit 69

Chapter 7 Being in Communities 71

Activity 1 Privilege ‘‘Walk’’ 73

Activity 2 Effective Communities 76

Chapter 8 Interacting in Teams and Groups 78

Activity 1 Tuckman’s Touch Points 80

Activity 2 Adjourning and the Role of the Leader 81

Activity 3 Experience with Group Norms 83

Activity 4 Hieroglyphics 84

Activity 5 Drawing Conflict 85

Activity 6 Behavior-Feelings-Reason 86

Activity 7 Group Decision-Making Approaches 88

Activity 8 Roles in Teams and Groups 91

Activity 9 Team Action Toolkit 95

Chapter 9 Understanding Complex

Organizations 99

Activity 1 Flipping the Pyramid 101

Activity 2 Organizational Analysis 102

Activity 3 Campus Culture Survey 103

Activity 4 Enhancing Organizational Learning 104

Activity 5 The FiveWhys 107

Chapter 10 Understanding Change 109

Activity 1 Personal Change Inventory 111

Activity 2 Change Quotations 112

Activity 3 Stages of Change and the Relational

Leadership Model 113

Chapter 11 Strategies for Change 115

Activity 1 Social Change Model of Leadership 117

Activity 2 Social Justice Advocacy 123

Activity 3 Narrowing Your Passions and Building

Coalitions 124

Activity 4 Headlines 125

Activity 5 Words CreateWorlds 126

Activity 6 The Power of Stories 127

Chapter 12 Thriving Together 130

Activity 1 Well-BeingWorksheet 132

Activity 2 Reflect on Renewal and Balance 133

Activity 3 Savoring the Good 134

Activity 4 Creating a Spiritual Development Plan 135

Final Thoughts 137