The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders

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9780470177051: The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders

Derived from the classic leadership book The Leadership Challenge,  Fourth Edition, this is a concise, focused primer on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership for students. Grounded in the same extensive research as the best selling The Leadership Challenge, this book uses examples and language to which students in higher education can relate. It also features reflective and critical thinking activities at the end of each chapter to help students engage in each of the Five Practices.

  • Can be used with all levels—from incoming first-year students to outgoing grads and young professionals
  • Examples from both on-campus and off-campus venues, with particular emphasis on service-learning and effects of leadership in the surrounding community.
  • Provides helpful and useful background on the instrument (Student LPI).
  • The audio version of this book is available through your favorite online retailer.

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The Most Trusted Source on Becoming a Better Student Leader

In The Student Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner—today's premier leadership experts—demonstrate how anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. Grounded in the same extensive research as the best-selling The Leadership Challenge, it uses real-life stories and examples exclusively from college students to illustrate The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®:

  • Model the Way

  • Inspire a Shared Vision

  • Challenge the Process

  • Enable Others to Act

  • Encourage the Heart

Praise for The Student Leadership Challenge

"Why wait to learn leadership in the workplace? Now college students can learn how to lead by using Kouzes and Posner's five proven leadership practices. With examples from the experience of student leaders, The Student Leadership Challenge is the perfect guide for faculty and student affairs staff members as well as for students seeking to develop themselves for leadership."
—Howard T. Prince II, director, Center for Ethical Leadership, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

"I've been teaching leadership classes for twenty years, and The Five Practices are, hands down, the best tool for helping students see both their inherent strengths as leaders as well as to further develop their skills."
—Britt Andreatta, assistant dean of students, First-Year Programs & Leadership Education, University of California, Santa Barbara

"The student examples inspire the reader and show us that running into bumps along the way is not only normal, but that you can approach the challenges with confidence and practical solutions."
—Amanda Crowell Itliong, director of leadership programs, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

"This book is a gift to university educators who teach leadership courses or develop trainings, workshops, and retreats."
—Laura Osteen, co-director, Center for Leadership and Civic Education, Florida State University

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