The Leadership Training Activity Book: 50 Exercises for Building Effective Leaders

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 2005 - Business & Economics - 313 pages
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"""Leadership development is self-development. The quest for leadership is first an inner quest to discover who you are. That is clearly the premise of this wonderful collection of developmental activities. They guide learners on that fascinating journey of self-awareness and self-confidence that can only come from experiencing something in themselves for themselves.Ē

-- from the foreword by James M. Kouzes, co-author, The Leadership Challenge

When it comes to preparing a new generation of leaders, trainers have their work cut out for them. In addition to being a critical competency in itself, the task of leadership necessarily involves mastering a whole host of other skills . . . and itís up to you as a trainer to keep participants engaged and active throughout the learning process.

The Leadership Training Activity Book is a collection of engaging, sure-fire exercises based on the best, most up-to-date learning theory for preparing the leaders of tomorrow. The book features easily adaptable modules designed for beginning to advanced skill levels, short or long sessions, and large or small groups. Youíll find the perfect training exercises to help new and experienced leaders improve their understanding of crucial topics such as:

trust * values * networking * conflict resolution * diversity * negotiation * listening skills * mentoring * vision * communication * and more

The Leadership Training Activity Book provides trainers with a wide range of activities to help teach and apply the most critical leadership competencies participants need, enabling you to develop and liberate the leadership qualities learners already have within themselves. It is a unique collection of proven exercises that will elicit the best from those who wish to lead."

  

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Contents

PART Lay the Groundwork Energize
1
Get the Idea?
7
1 Leadership Shield
14
Make It Rhyme with Leader
17
Tell a Story and Make Your Point
25
1 Storytelling Checklist
29
Take Time to Journal
31
The Exhibit Hall
39
THREE Set an Example
173
1 Lets Make Snowflakes
180
Claim Conflict
181
1 Phrases for Practice Rounds
186
Walk in Anothers Shoes
187
Where Were You When?
191
Toot Your Own Horn
199
1 Introduction to SelfPromotion
204

The Koosh Ball Review Game
47
Word Scramble Closure Game
55
1 Travel Diary Station Descriptions
64
Lets Meet Soon
65
1 Guidelines and Tips for Success
70
Saying Goodbye
71
Ro To Thine Own Self Be True
77
7 1 Organizational Leadership Assessment
84
7 2 A Plan for Leadership Development
91
The Leadership Challenge
93
1 The Kouzes and Posner Five Practices
98
Sort Out Managervs Leader Competencies
101
Lead Them on an Adventure
107
A Metaphor for Personal Change
115
Values
123
1 How to Make Ethical Decisions 1 30
131
Types of Power 1 33
133
1 Exploring My Personal Power
139
You Be the Judge
141
1 Types of Leadership Power
147
Remember This
149
The Talisman
159
Making Connections
167
1 Networking Tools 1 71
168
Presenting with Pizzazz
207
1 TakeHome Assignment
214
Can We Talk About This?
217
Maura
222
The Agenda
227
1 Sample Agenda
233
Energize
235
Listen
241
1 Finding the Milestones in Your Career Life
245
Pass It
251
1 Creating Exemplary Learning Experiences
254
1 Evaluating a Risk
261
Successful Leaders Have Mentors
265
1 Are You Ready to Be a Protege?
270
Searching for Creativity
277
1 My Own Creative Process
282
The Alphabet Poem
287
Keep the Flame Burning
297
1 Role Play Cards
301
Add Heart to Your Workplace
305
1 The HEART Formula
309
INDEX
311
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Lois B. Hart, Ed.D. is the founder and Executive Director of the Women's Leadership Institute. The author of many books and tapes, she has over 30 years' experience as a trainer and was named the Colorado Woman Leader of Excellence. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D. is a specialist in communication and interpersonal skills, and is Director of Human Resources at Ischemia Technologies. She lives in Evergreen, Colorado.

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