The Student Leadership Challenge: Student Workbook and Personal Leadership Journal

Released in May 2013, the Student Workbook and Personal Leadership Journal will help students go deeper into the actual practice of leadership, guiding them in better understanding and embodying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a meaningful and relevant way.
Author:
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Beth High, and Gary M. Morgan

ISBN:
978-1-1183-9009-2
Designed to be used with the The Student Leadership Challenge or the Student Leadership Practices Inventory, this workbook will help students go deeper into the actual practice of leadership, guiding them in better understanding and embodying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a meaningful and relevant way. It includes activities and worksheets; a unit on taking, digesting, and understanding the Student Leadership Practices Inventory; and a section that helps students commit to and work on their leadership development in an ongoing way.
Table of Contents
Welcome to the Student Leadership Challenge
About The Student Leadership Challenge
How to Use the Student Workbook
Module 1: Introduction
Core Philosophy of The Student Leadership Challenge
Activity 1.1 Your Personal-Best Leadership Experience
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership Model
Module 2: Your Student LPI
What Is the Student LPI?
Understanding Your Student LPI Results
Using Your Student LPI for Your Development as a Leader
Module 3: Model the Way
Practice Summary
Understand and Practice the Leadership Behaviors of Model the Way
Further Actions to Improve in Model the Way
Activities to Learn About and Apply Model the Way
Activity 3.1 Values Spotlight
Activity 3.2 Mark Your Calendars
Activity 3.3 Movie Activity: Pay It Forward
Connect Model the Way to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Module 4: Inspire a Shared Vision
Practice Summary
Understand and Practice the Leadership Behaviors of Inspire a Shared Vision
Further Actions to Improve in Inspire a Shared Vision
Activities to Learn About and Apply Inspire a Shared Vision
Activity 4.1 The Dream Sheet
Activity 4.2 Come Join Me on Vacation
Activity 4.3 Movie Activity: Invictus
Connect Inspire a Shared Vision to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Module 5: Challenge the Process
Practice Summary
Understand and Practice the Leadership Behaviors of Challenge the Process
Further Actions to Improve in Challenge the Process
Activities to Learn About and Apply Challenge the Process
Activity 5.1 We Need More Parking
Activity 5.2 Take It One Step at a Time
Activity 5.3 Movie Activity: Apollo 13
Connect Challenge the Process to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Module 6: Enable Others to Act
Practice Summary
Understand and Practice the Leadership Behaviors of Enable Others to Act
Further Actions to Improve in Enable Others to Act
Activities to Learn About and Apply Enable Others to Act
Activity 6.1 What Makes You Trust Someone?
Activity 6.2 Blindfolded Square
Activity 6.3 Movie Activity: Freedom Writers
Connect Enable Others to Act to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Module 7: Encourage the Heart
Practice Summary
Understand and Practice the Leadership Behaviors of Encourage the Heart
Further Actions to Improve in Encourage the Heart
Activities to Learn About and Apply Encourage the Heart
Activity 7.1 Web of Appreciation
Activity 7.2 Recognition Cards
Activity 7.3 Movie Activity: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Connect Encourage the Heart to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Overview and Guidelines for Continuing Your Leadership Development Journey
After Reviewing Your Student LPI data
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Model the Way
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Inspire a Shared Vision
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Challenge the Process
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Enable Others to Act
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Encourage the Heart
Onward!
Appendix A: Student Leadership Practices Inventory Behavior Statements
Appendix B: Ten Tips for Becoming a Better Leader
Acknowledgments
About the Authors

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About the Authors
James Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business,Santa Clara University.
Barry Posner is Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University where hehas also served as dean of the Leavey School of Business.
Beth High is a Leadership Challenge Certified Master, a facilitator and leadership development trainer, and founder and president of High Road Consulting.
Gary M. Morgan has taught student leadership at a variety of universities and is the founder of the Student Leadership Excellence Academy.

What they are saying...

"[The Student Leadership Challenge] (book) is a gift to university educators who teach leadership courses or develop trainings. workshops, and retreats."
– Laura Osteen
Florida State University

What they are saying...

"This is a great opportunity for any person looking to develop a program that involves The Student Leadership Challenge."
– Miguel Trevino
Texas A&M International University

What they are saying...

"Employers are looking for students who have content knowledge and practical experience working in teams and leading others. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent example of the behaviors needed to accomplish extraordinary tasks that can get you noticed by a potential employer."
– Kevin Bailey, vice president for student affairs
University of West Florida

What they are saying...

"Within the academy, we are constantly seeking additional tools to assist us in teaching the valuable lesson of leadership development for students. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent resource to assist in the important goal of helping students to become better leaders and, ultimately, stellar citizens in the communities of the world.
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– Victor K Wilson, vice president for student affairs
The University of Geogia

What they are saying...

"In our public service leadership programs and courses we will be able to easily use the many relevant and engaging activities and reflection exercises provided in this workbook. It will enable our students to better engage with and benefit from The Student Leadership Challenge, and will also help foster their personal leadership development journeys."
– Jon McConnell, associate director,
Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

What they are saying...

"Every young person dreams of doing something extraordinary. The Student Leadership Challenge provides everything this generation needs to turn a dream into reality."
– Brian C. Warren Jr., executive director
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

What they are saying...

"A fantastic resource for leadership educators looking to further develop students’ understanding of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a tangible, hands-on way! It offers engaging activities that are sure to make an impact on your student leaders. This activity book is a great supplement to The Student Leadership Challenge, bringing the original concepts off the page and into the real world.
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– Kimberly Piatt, coordinator of leadership development
The College at Brockport.

What they are saying...

"The Facilitation and Activity Guide would have helped me not only to develop a better leadership program but to be a better leader myself. For those administering The Five Practices, this guide ‘Models the way’ and will be one of your best coaches."
– Sam Eriksmoen, former director, Emerging Leaders Program
University of North Dakota