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Leader Developmental Readiness: Pursuit of Leadership Excellence: New Directions for Student Leadership, Number 149

Leader Developmental Readiness: Pursuit of Leadership Excellence: New Directions for Student Leadership, Number 149

Rebecca J. Reichard, Sara E. Thompson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-24586-5

Feb 2016, Jossey-Bass

112 pages



This volume takes an in-depth look at leader development readiness and practice, especially in early life stages where it is especially formative and has the potential magnitude of long-term impact. By understanding developmental readiness – what it is, how to assess it, and how to develop it – we can maximize program impact and it will help both individual leader self-development efforts as well as organized, formal programs in attaining the ultimate goal of increasing and accelerating leader development.

The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.

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Rebecca J. Reichard, Sara E. Thompson

Introduction: The Golden Triangle for Examining Leadership Developmental Readiness 7
Bruce J. Avolio

This chapter describes what constitutes the “golden triangle,” or three important facets of leader developmental readiness.

1. In Pursuit: Mastering Leadership Through Leader Developmental Readiness 15
Rebecca J. Reichard, Dayna O. Walker

This chapter provides an introduction to and overview of leader developmental readiness, including a conceptual model, key outcomes, and implications for practice.

2. The Role of Passion and Purpose in Leader Developmental Readiness 27
Kendall Cotton Bronk, Derrick C. McLean

In this chapter, the authors propose that leader developmental readiness begins with passion and purpose.

3. Exploring Leader Identity and Development 37
Kerry L. Priest, Eric Middleton

This chapter describes how developing a leader identity can be a motivating force for pursuing leader development.

4. Motivation to Develop as a Leader 49
David M. Rosch, Josh C. Villanueva

In this chapter, the authors describe a motivation to develop a leadership processmodel, and suggest how leadership developers can harness motivational factors for greater developmental impact.

5. Orienting Oneself for Leadership: The Role of Goal Orientation in Leader Developmental Readiness 61
Satoris S. Culbertson, Alexander T. Jackson

This chapter discusses the role that goal orientation (how an individual approaches achievement situations) plays in developing leaders and how goal orientation influences the readiness of leaders for development.

6. Leadership and Leader Developmental Self-Efficacy: Their Role in Enhancing Leader Development Efforts 73
Susan Elaine Murphy, Stefanie K. Johnson

In this chapter, the authors explore how leader self-efficacy and leader developmental efficacy enhance leader development, and provide practical implications for the development and design of leadership programs.

7. Thinking About Thinking About Leadership: Metacognitive Ability and Leader Developmental Readiness 85
Hunter Black, Lisa Soto, Sam Spurlin

These authors describe the relationship of metacognitive ability to leadership development, provide ideas for the development of metacognitive abilities in future leaders, and offer a selection of tools for developing metacognitive abilities for all leaders.

8. Context Matters: Support for Leader Developmental Readiness 97
Sara E. Thompson, Rebecca J. Reichard

The volume editors discuss how support is essential to leader developmental readiness, and address the environmental and situational components within organizations and college settings that enhance readiness.