Leading with Character (with Student Activity CD) / Edition 1

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What makes a good leader? Explore the types of character and virtue needed to be a respected leader. LEADING WITH CHARACTER prepares you for leadership roles in school; extra-curricular and community activities; and for future academic, career, and citizenship responsibilities. You can use the Student Activity CD to complete selected text activities using a computer.

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"This chapter was very well written. Excellent! Outstanding! I love the connection to the student organizations and how they can put to practice what they have learned."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538444866
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: Learn and Earn Project Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,460,671
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Barbara W. Farmer is Principal of Houserville/Lemont Elementary Schools in the State College Area School District, State College, PA. Dr. Farmer is also the host of 'What Matters" for WPSU/WPSX radio in PA. She is a former Business Education teacher in Hampton, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in Administration/Supervision from North Carolina A & T State University.

Dr. Edgar I. Farmer, Professor of Workforce Education and Development (WFED), is Department Head for Learning and Performance Systems at Penn State University. Dr. Farmer is also director of Penn State's Postsecondary Technical & Community College Leadership Program, which he founded in 1997. He is currently a member of the leadership team of the College's Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee. He earned his doctorate in Vocational Industrial Education from Penn State.

James L. Burrow, Ph.D., has a background in marketing and human resource development. He works regularly with the business community and other organizations as a consultant on marketing and performance improvement strategies including the use of the Internet as an education and training resource. He recently retired from the faculty of North Carolina State University, where he served as the coordinator of the graduate Training and Development Program for over fifteen years. Dr. Burrow received degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Nebraska in marketing and marketing education.

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Table of Contents

1. There Is a Leader in You. 2. Understanding the Characteristics of Leadership. 3. Character Matters. 4. Becoming a Leader—Developing Your Personal Plan. 5. Developing and Demonstrating Character. 6. Teams and Teamwork. 7. Effective Groups and Organizations. 8. Understanding and Supporting Diversity. 9. Personal Characteristics Build Character. 10. Relationships with Others Build Character. 11. Modeling and Mentoring—Helping Others to Lead. 12. Leading in the Future.

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