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The Leadership Challenge: Activities Book

The Leadership Challenge: Activities Book

James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Elaine Biech

ISBN: 978-0-470-47713-7

May 2010, Pfeiffer

688 pages

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Compiled by training and consulting expert Elaine Biech, this new Leadership Challenge resource provides practical information and tools for demonstrating and teaching The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to audiences both new to or already familiar with the model. Filled with 75 experiential learning activities and games, each keyed to a specific practice(s), this book is an excellent addition to a facilitator's existing The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) or other leadership development program. This book will feature contributions from experienced Leadership Challenge facilitators and other greats in the training industry.

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About the Website xvii

Chapter One: Leadership and the Challenge to Make it Work 1

Chapter Two: For a Dynamic Delivery 11

Chapter Three: Model the Way 33

Anatomy of Power 37
Teri-E Belf

Values from the Movie Gandhi 45
Lily Cheng

Shared Values: Drive-By Conversations 47
Kim Chesky

Toothpick Activity 50
Mary Cooper and Debbie Zmorenski

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 54
Cher Holton

A Leadership Point of View 58
Edith Katz

It’s All in a Name 61
Jan Miller and Denise Knight

Leadership in Context 64
Mohandas Nair

Cultural Artifacts 69
Anne Reilly and Homer Johnson

Setting an Example to Mirr or Is Not Enough 77
Cheryl L. Rude

Ethics for the 21st Century 80
Charlotte S. Waisman and Linda Bedinger

Model Behavior 94
Devora Zack

Chapter Four: Inspire a Shared Vision 97

Inspiration Becomes a Reality 101
Jean Barbazette

Inspiring a Shared Vision Mingle 107
Daren Blonski

Show Me the Mission 111
Angie Chaplin

Ensuring Sponsor Commitment to Change 114
Daryl R. Conner

Can You Picture This? 118
Timothy Ewest

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! 127
Leonard D. Goodstein

Another Leader’s Dream 130
Donna Goss and Don Robertson

What Does Success Look Like? 142
Amanda Crowell Itliong

Blindfold Square 146
Jean Lee

The Perfect Place—Heaven on Earth 150
Jan Miller and Denise Knight

Modeling the Future 153
Linda S. Eck Mills

Defining a Vision That Others Will Follow 155
Nanette Miner and Lynn Little

The Spiritual Leader 159
Mohandas Nair

Define Your Values Through a Vision Statement 165
Steve A. Rainey

Lights, Camera, Action! 172
Devora Zack

Claiming a Breakthrough 175
Sherene Zolno

Chapter Five: Challenge the Process 183

Game of the Generals 188
Elisa May Arboleda-Cuevas and Audie Bautista Masigan

Take Off the Blindfolds 195
Douglas Austrom

The Giant Skip 205
Peter Cheng

Change: Feel the Pain, See the Gain 208
Daryl R. Conner

Gordon’s Knot 214
Ricky Foo

Take a Risk! 217
Dennis E. Gilbert

When Questions Are the Answer— Challenging the Process 228
Barbara Pate Glacel

Toss It Around 239
Ann Hermann-Nehdi

Challenge Think Tank 243
Amanda Crowell Itliong

Cash Flow Exercise 246
Edith Katz

Change Project Summary 249
Edith Katz

Constructing a Global Team Communications Device 252
John Lybarger

Identify Perceived Causes of Resistance 257
Consuelo Meux

In-Basket Exercise 275
Alan Richter

Challenge the Process in Real Time 280
L.J. Rose

Overcoming Barriers 290
Darryl Sink

You Be the Judge!™ 295
Karen Travis

Assumption Reframe 307
Devora Zack

Chapter Six: Enable Others to Act 311

What Would YOU Do in My Shoes? 315
Geoff Bellman

Enabling Cross-Functional Leadership 318
Christopher Chaves

Building Resilience for Change 332
Daryl R. Conner

Enabling with Style 337
Ann Hermann-Nehdi

Currency Exchange 345
Cindy Huggett

Team Competency Development Plan 349
Edith Katz

Career Conversations: Cues for Developing Others 352
Beverly Kaye

Double Overlapping Strategic Cross 359
Sharon Landes

What Makes You Trust Someone? 368
Sherri Dosher

Trust-Building Discussion 372
Doug Leigh

Human Trust Knot 379
Jan Miller and Denise Knight

Trust and Communication 382
Jan Miller and Denise Knight

Share Fair 385
Marilyn Myers

No Easy Way Out 388
Mona Lee Pearl

Coaching Versus Telling 396
Lou Russell

Empowerment Force Field Analysis 402
Cindy Taylor

Inflated Actions 405
Lorraine Ukens

Activate to Motivate 409
Devora Zack

Chapter Seven: Encourage the Heart 413

Accelerating Change-Readiness 417
Herb Cohen and Bruce Fern

Thank You Card 428
Ricky Foo

Complimentary Closer 431
Michael Gerlach

Positive Bombing 434
Jonas Hansson

Conundra 437
Brian Jackson

Writing and Receiving Class Affi rmations 449
Edith Katz

A Rewarding Activity 456
Lorraine Kohart

You’re Making Me Blush! 459
Jan Miller and Denise Knight

Hip-Hip-Hooray 462
Jan Miller and Denise Knight

Creating Your Team’s Celebratory Crest 465
Anne Reilly and Homer Johnson

Gifts 471
Kris Taylor

Refreshing Frescos 481
Devora Zack

Chapter Eight: Overarching Activities 485

Dinosaurs 488
Douglas R. Bender, Sr.

A Night at the Oscars 492
Michelle Poché Flaherty

Confirmation Cards 500
Beth High

Winning 503
Steve Houchin

Exemplary Leadership Practices Pictionary 509
Andy Jefferson and Cal Wick

Who Are Your Favorite Leaders? 513
Sherri Dosher

Skit in a Box 518
John Lybarger and William P. van Bark

Engagement and Risk 523
Andy Meyer

Hit the Deck 526
Janet Morano

Leadership in Action 528
Travis L. Russ

The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Follow-Up 533
Charles Stump

The Leadership Race 537
Richard T. Whelan

Leadership Questions 542
Valarie Willis

The Five Practice Drill Down 545
Valarie Willis

The Five Practices: I Know ’em When I See ’em 548
Donna Yurdin

Chapter Nine: Leadership Tools and Other Times and Other Places 559

Leadership Tools

Leading from a Distance: How to Conduct an Effective Virtual Meeting 562
Debra A. Dinnocenzo

Measure Your Networking Quotient 574
Michael Dulworth

The Leadership Perspective Model 586
Peter R. Garber

Cross Your Arms 593
Jonas Hansson

Beat the Clock: Make Delegation Work for You! 596
Deborah Spring Laurel

Building Leadership 606
Linda S. Eck Mills

Emotional Intelligence for Exemplary Leadership 609
Dominique Parrish

Using the Mind Screen Technique for Focus 621
Carole E. Pearce

Listening Deeply as a Leader 624
Mary Stelletello

My Way or the Highway 634
Joanne G. Sujansky

Challenge Leadership Through Structured Reflection Interviews 638
Gary Wagenheim

Other Times and Other Places

What Leaders Do to Inspire (or Uninspire) Followers 643
Michael Kroth and Martha Yopp

Walking the Talk 649
Nancy Lowery

The Roving Lunch 652
Anntoinette “Toni” Lucia

This Would Really Help Me 656
Robert Morris

Chapter Ten: Where to Go Next 659

About the Editors 663

The Five Practices and Ten Commitments of Exemplary Leadership 671