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The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader / 2nd Edition
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner


9781118390078
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Format: Paperback, 304pp.
ISBN: 9781118390078
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: 2nd edition February 17, 2014

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LIBERATE THE LEADER WITHIN

Do you think of yourself as a leader? In this updated andexpanded second edition of The Student Leadership Challenge,James Kouzes and Barry Posner apply their extensive research andexpertise to demonstrate that anyone can be a leader, regardless ofage or experience. They challenge high school and undergraduatecollege students to examine their own leadership actions andaspirations. In this book, you’ll learn from first-handleadership stories from young leaders like yourself around theworld, helping you to deeply explore and understand The FivePractices of Exemplary Leadership®:
  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart
Framed within these Five Practices, the authors guide youthrough the concrete actions you can take to become an exemplaryleader, from finding your voice and clarifying your own values, torecognizing others’ contributions and celebrating theirvictories. They ask you to reflect at the end of each chapter onyour own leadership experiences and abilities now and for thefuture. This new edition also includes an access code so you cantake the Student Leadership Practices Inventory® Self Online,a brief, 30-question assessment to help you explore your ownleadership behavior and determine the steps you can take toliberate the leader within and become your best self.

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“Employers are looking for students who have contentknowledge and practical experience working in teams and leadingothers. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellentexample of the behaviors needed to accomplish extraordinary tasksthat can get you noticed by a potential employer.”
—Kevin Bailey, vice president for student affairs,University of West Florida"



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About the Authors

James M. Kouzes is Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D. is Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Kouzes and Posner are the coauthors of A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership and leadership development. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and LPI Online, 360-degree assessment tools based on the Five Practices.



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Table of Contents

Preface: Making Extraordinary Things Happen with Others xi

1 Introduction: When People Are at Their Best as Leaders 3

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

PRACTICE 1: MODEL THE WAY

2 Commitment #1: Clarify Values 22

Find Your Voice

Affirm Shared Values

3 Commitment #2: Set the Example 40

Live the Shared Values

Teach Others to Model the Values

PRACTICE 2: INSPIRE A SHARED VISION

4 Commitment #3: Envision the Future 66

Imagine the Possibilities

Find a Common Purpose

5 Commitment #4: Enlist Others 89

Appeal to Common Ideals

Animate the Vision

PRACTICE 3: CHALLENGE THE PROCESS

6 Commitment #5: Search for Opportunities 114

Seize the Initiative

Exercise Outsight

7 Commitment #6: Experiment and Take Risks 136

Generate Small Wins

Learn from Experience

PRACTICE 4: ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT

8 Commitment #7: Foster Collaboration 164

Create a Climate of Trust

Facilitate Relationships

9 Commitment #8: Strengthen Others 186

Enhance Self-Determination

Coach for Competence and Confi dence

PRACTICE 5: ENCOURAGE THE HEART

10 Commitment #9: Recognize Contributions 212

Expect the Best

Personalize Recognition

11 Commitment #10: Celebrate the Values and the Victories 234

Create a Spirit of Community

Get Personally Involved

12 A Call to Action for Young Leaders 257

Your Continuing Leadership Journey

Acknowledgments 269

About the Authors 273

Index 277



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