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"Part of Prufrock Press' Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education, Developing Leadership Potential in Gifted Students offers practical advice for helping gifted students develop their leadership potential."
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series editors


Developing Leadership Potential

in Gifted Students

Suzanne M. Bean, Ph.D.


Copyright ©2010 by Frances A. Karnes

and Kristen R. Stephens-Kozak

All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced, translated, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, microfilming, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher.

Printed in the United States of America.

ISBN-13: 978-1-59363-769-9

At the time of this book’s publication, all facts and figures cited are the most current available. All telephone numbers, addresses, and Web site URLs are accurate and active. All publications, organizations, Web sites, and other resources exist as described in the book, and all have been verified. The author and Prufrock Press Inc. make no warranty or guarantee concerning the information and materials given out by organizations or content found at Web sites, and we are not responsible for any changes that occur after this book’s publication. If you find an error, please contact Prufrock Press Inc.


Series Preface

Introduction to Leadership Development

Definitions of Leadership

Theories of Leadership

Changing Generations and Paradigms

Trends in Leadership

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Giftedness and Leadership

Screening and Identification Instruments

Instructional Programs and Materials for Leadership

Incorporating Leadership Into the Curriculum for Gifted Students




About the Author

Series Preface

The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education offers teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and other interested parties up-to-date instructional techniques and information on a variety of issues pertinent to the field of gifted education. Each guide addresses a focused topic and is written by an individual with authority on the issue. Several guides have been published.

Among the titles are:

Acceleration Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners

Curriculum Compacting: An Easy Start to Differentiating for High-Potential Students

Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Learners

Independent Study for Gifted Learners

Motivating Gifted Learners

Questioning Strategies for Teaching the Gifted

Social & Emotional Teaching Strategies

Using Media & Technology with Gifted Students

For a current listing of available guides within the series, please contact Prufrock Press at 800–998–2208 or visit

Introduction to Leadership Development

Some say that leadership is difficult to define but easy to recognize in people. Others say that America is suffering from a leadership crisis and that our nation has little confidence in the honesty, integrity, and ethics of leaders in all segments of society. Although the concept of leadership is often studied, researched, and discussed; the art of leadership is still misunderstood, debated, and often neglected. It is resolved, however, that leadership skills can be developed, and more intentional endeavors must be made to cultivate bright, young leaders for the future.

The process of becoming a leader holds many valuable lessons in life. Interpersonal skills are necessary in every aspect of human endeavor—at home, school, work, and in the social arena. As one’s leadership potential is nurtured, the ability to relate to others improves and skills in communication, conflict resolution,