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Providing practical strategies for becoming a better leader, this bestselling book includes interactive elements to help students apply leadership concepts to their own lives. The book examines one quality of leadership per chapter, enabling students to apply concepts and skills to their leadership development. It providesself-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheetsin each chapter. A new chapter on handling conflicthas been added to the Second Edition, giving a multi-faceted view of conflict and methods for resolving conflict in leadership situations. Case studies have been added to the end of each chapter, including more global examples, and followed by questions to stimulate class discussion.
Preface Chapter 1. Being a Leader Defining Leadership Global Leadership Attributes Practicing Leadership
1.1 Conceptualizing Leadership Questionnaire
1.2 Observational Exercise
1.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 2. Recognizing Your Traits Historical Leaders: What Traits Do These Leaders Display?
Leadership Studies: What Traits Do Effective Leaders Exhibit?
2.1 Leadership Traits Questionnaire
2.2 Observational Exercise
2.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 3. Recognizing Your Philosophy and Style of Leadership What Is Your View of Human Behavior at Work?
Styles of Leadership: Authoritarian, Democratic, and Laissez-Faire Box 3.1 Leadership on the Silver Screen What Is Your Style of Leadership?
3.1 Leadership Styles Questionnaire
3.2 Observational Exercise
3.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 4. Attending to Tasks and Relationships What Is Your Personal Style?
What Kind of Leader Are You?
4.1 Task and Relationship Questionnaire
4.2 Observational Exercise
4.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 5. Developing Leadership Skills What Are Your Core Leadership Skills?
5.1 Leadership Skills Questionnaire
5.2 Observational Exercise
5.3 Reflections and Action Worksheet Chapter 6. Creating a Vision What Are the Characteristics of a Vision?
How Is a Vision Articulated?
How Is a Vision Implemented?
6.1 Leadership Vision Questionnaire
6.2 Observational Exercise
6.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 7. Setting the Tone Provide Structure Clarify Norms Build Cohesiveness Promote Standards of Excellence
7.1 Setting the Tone Questionnaire
7.2 Observational Exercise
7.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 8. Listening to Out-Group Members Who Is in the Out-Group?
Why Do Out-Groups Form?
What Is the Impact of Out-Groups?
How Should a Leader Respond to Out-Groups?
8.1 Responding to Members of the Out-Group Questionnaire
8.2 Observational Exercise
8.3 Reflections and Action Worksheet Chapter 9. Handling Conflict Conflict Defined Communication and Conflict Kinds of Conflict Fisher and Ury Approach to Conflict Communication Strategies for Conflict Resolution Styles of Approaching Conflict
9.1 Conflict Style Questionnaire
9.2 Observational Exercise
9.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 10. Overcoming Obstacles Obstacle 1: Unclear Goals Obstacle 2: Unclear Directions Obstacle 3: Low Motivation Obstacle 4: Complex Tasks Obstacle 5: Simple Tasks Obstacle 6: Low Involvement Obstacle 7: Lack of a Challenge
10.1 Path-Goal Styles Questionnaire
10.2 Observational Exercise
10.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Chapter 11. Addressing Ethics in Leadership Ethical Leadership Is About the Character of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Actions of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Goals of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Honesty of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Power of the Leader Ethical Leadership Is About the Values of the Leader
11.1 Core Values Questionnaire
11.2 Observational Exercise
11.3 Reflection and Action Worksheet Questionnaires
Posted November 18, 2009
This book helped me look at myself as a leader. I had to use it for a class, but it was extremely helpful. I had to specifically look at aspects of leadership and realize how I apply them in my own style of leadership.
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