The Leadership Challenge: Activities Book

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470477137
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/24/2010
  • Series: J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner Series , #163
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 543,113
  • Product dimensions: 7.95 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Meet the Author

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are the coauthors of The Leadership Challenge, A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership. They also developed the highly-acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360-degree assessment tool based on The Five Practices.

Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc., a strategic implementation, leadership development, and experiential learning consulting firm. She is also the author and editor of over four dozen books, including Training for Dummies andthe Pfeiffer Annuals: Training and Consulting.

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Table of Contents

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

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  • Posted November 13, 2012

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    Challenge Yourself

    This is a very in-depth book that challenges leaders to mobilize their people to get extraordinary things done in their organizations. The content is very digestible, intuitive, and compelling. It is called "The Leadership Challenge" for a reason: the chapters offer anecdotes and activities that challenge you to become the best leader you can be. They are quite good. Something as simple as, "Write Your Credo"--where it challenges you to write your own guiding principles as a leader--proved to be a valuable exercise for me. I like leadership books that offer intuitive content and at the same time teach me to apply what I'm reading. Another book I recommend that does this incredibly well is Leadership 2.0. But I digress, here's a summary of what's in "The Leadership Challenge": PART I. WHAT LEADERS DO AND WHAT CONSTITUENTS EXPECT 1. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: 1) Model the way 2) Inspire a shared vision 3) Challenge the process 4) Enable others to act 5) Encourage the heart 2. Credibility Is The Foundation of Leadership: For people to follow someone willingly, the majority of constituents believe the leader must be honest, forward-looking, inspiring, and competent. PART II. MODEL THE WAY 3. Clarify Values: Find your voice and affirm shared values. 4. Set the Example: Personify the shared values and teach others to model these values. PART III. INSPIRE A SHARED VISION 5. Envision the Future: Imagine the possibilities and find a common purpose. 6. Enlist Others: Appeal to common ideals and animate the vision. Part IV. CHALLENGE THE PROCESS 7. Search For Opportunities: Seize the initiative and exercise outsight. 8. Experiment and Take Risks: Generate small wins and learn from experience. Part V. ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT 9. Foster Collaboration: Create a climate of trust and facilitate relationships. 10. Strengthen Others: Enhance self-determination and develop competence and confidence. PART VI. ENCOURAGE THE HEART 11. Recognize Contributions: Expect the best and Personalize recognition. 12. Celebrate the Values and Victories: Create a spirit of community and Be personally involved. Part VII. LEADERSHIP FOR EVERYONE 13. Leadership Is Everyone's Business - You are the most important leader in your organization. - Leadership is learned. - Leaders make a difference. - First lead yourself. - Moral leadership calls us to high purposes. - Humility is the antidote to hubris. - Leadership is in the moment. - The best-kept secret of successful leaders is love: staying in love with leading, with the people who do the work, with what their organizations produce, and with those who honor the organization by using its products and services.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2005

    An inspiring work every business owner should read

    This book is sorely needed in todays business community. True leadership is rarely taught in todays schools or mentored on the job in todays offices, but it needs to be the cornerstone of every business and family. Much needless suffering is caused by people in leadership positions who don't have a clue how to lead others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2001

    One of the Best Leadership Books Ever

    The college I am attending uses this book in one of its courses. I am so greatful that I read this outstanding guide on leadership. Much more helpful than a step-by-step approach, this book enables each person to assess his/her own strengths and weaknesses in leadership and how to recognize these areas in others to help them succeed. Great for anyone who is currently a manager or who may strive for this role.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2000

    Truly inspiring

    This is one of the best books I have read. The authors manage to define the 'leadership challenge' in a very practical way. They provide us a leadership model that is not based on power. It is based on the tools that leaders use to make people get involved in accomplishing institutional goals (or make extraordinary things happen, as the authors call it). While the language in the book is very easy to understand, arguments are supported by real-life examples of how leaders helped their organizations to overcome crisis situations. Some of those stories are very impresive and inspiring. Kouzes & Posner propose that leaders must recognize that knowledge is distributed in all levels of the organization and, in order to make the organization benefit from that knowlege (talents, ideas etc.), people must be empowered. It is not a matter of making people feel they are part of an organization. It is a matter of making people part of it. The book is written in a very contemporary context and I believe that any person considering a leadership position must read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Excellent reading!

    Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Excellent synthesis of leadership qualities

    This book provides clear ideas about the qualities that make an effective leader. Plenty of real life examples support and illustrate each quality. Worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    A Classic in Leadership Development

    The principles in this book apply to virtually any life situation. The model the authors provide is simple enough for students to understand & profound enough to make a difference

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2005

    One of the best Leadership books out there

    The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner remains one of the best leadership books in circulation today. The one thing that I love about all of Kouzes and Posner's books is that the principles that they espouse can be broken down into a number of practices and are thus made easier to remember. For instance, in this book, the Leadership Challenge I remember the five practices of leadership through the Acronym MICEE as in (1) Model the Way (2) Inspire a Shared Vision (3) Challenge the Process (4) Enable others to act and (5) Encourage the heart. These are practical principles that all leaders can live by. If you don't have it, get it, you won't regret it.

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