50 Exercises for Building Effective Leaders
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 it's 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.
You'll find the perfect training exercises to help new and experienced leaders improve their understanding of crucial topics such as:
- conflict resolution
- listening skills
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.
"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."— from the foreword by James M. Kouzes, co-author, The Leadership Challenge
Authors: Lois B. Hart, Ed.D., Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D.
Paperback: 313 pages
Table of Contents
How to Get the Most Out of This Book
About the Authors
Acknowledgements to the Contributors
Part 1. Lay the Groundwork, Energize Them, and Then Close
Get Them Ready!
Get the Idea?
Make It Rhyme with "Leader"?
Meet My Leader-an Orange?
Tell a Story and Make Your Point
Take Time to "Journal"?
The Leadership Puzzle
The Exhibit Hall
Walk and Talk
The Koosh Ball Review Game
I Learned a Lot!
Word Scramble Closure Game
Let's Meet Soon!
Forming Professional Resource Groups
Part 2: To Thine Own Self Be True
Organizational Leadership Assessment
The Leadership Challenge: The Kouzes-Posner Leadership Model
Lead Them on an Adventure
Trust: The Glue of Leadership
A Metaphor for Personal Change: From Caterpillars to Butterflies
Values: The Foundation of Ethics
Just Do the Right Thing!
How to Make Ethical Decisions
I Want Some Power! Types of
You Be the Judge!
Remember This! A Power Card Affirmation
Balance Balls and Balance Life
The Talisman: A Symbol For Balance
Grow Like a Garden: A Metaphor
Making Connections: Networking
Part 3. Set an Example
Flex Your Style
Walk in Another's Shoes: A Diversity Exercise
Where Were You When? A Timeline
You + Me = A Team
Toot Your Own Horn! Sell Yourself and Your Ideas
Presenting with Pizzazz!
Can We Talk About This? The Leader as Negotiator
The Agenda: A Leader's Guide to a Great Meeting
Part 4. Bring Out Their Best!
Listen Up! The Leader as Coach
Pass It On! The Leader as Teacher
Dare to Take Risks
Successful Leaders Have Mentors
Searching for Creativity
Alphabet Poem: Practice Your Creativity
Leadership Stations: Your Final Journey
Keep the Flame Burning: Recognizing Others
Add Heart To Your Workplace Celebrations
Appendix: Glossary of Training Methods