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THE LEA D E RSH I P C H A LLE N G E ACTIVITIES BOOK .
consultants. facilitators. WHAT CAN YOU ACHIEVE WITH THIS BOOK? The book offers you a selection of 107 creative activities that address The Five Practices. coaches. Although the activities have been primarily designed for training sessions. they can easily be adapted for one-on-one coaching . The key purpose of this book is to provide trainers. and others working with The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® a grand selection of activities that can be used with your clients. and students.ABOUT THIS BOOK WHY IS THIS TOPIC IMPORTANT? The Leadership Challenge focuses on how to be a successful leader. Authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have also identiﬁed Ten Commitments of Leadership that correspond to The Five Practices. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® present ﬁve practices that individuals can put into action to bring out the best in themselves and those they lead. participants. instructors. This book is important because it provides experiential learning activities that allow individuals to practice the skills related to The Five Practices and The Ten Commitments.
and Encourage the Heart. but are not a part of the Kouzes/Posner model. Chapter Two reminds the trainers of key aspects to ensure an excellent training. The ﬁrst chapter presents an overview of the elements of The Leadership Challenge. Chapter Ten describes next steps for the reader and discusses other growth opportunities. Inspire a Shared Vision. Enable Others to Act. You can draw on the expertise of our seasoned contributors to enhance your next training sessions. Finally. HOW IS THIS BOOK ORGANIZED? The book includes ten chapters.About this Book situations or for educational classroom settings. . This chapter also provides tips for facilitating activities and ideas for forming small groups. explains why this book is important. and you will ﬁnd those overarching activities in Chapter Eight. Some of the activities that were submitted addressed all of the practices. Challenge the Process. and reviews how to use the book and select activities. The next ﬁve chapters present activities that address each of The Five Practices: Model the Way. Chapter Nine shares tools that are required of a leader. It also presents activities that can be used in scenarios other than a classroom or in unusual circumstances.
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Two Steps Back Cher Holton A Leadership Point of View Edith Katz vii .CO N T E N T S About the Website Chapter One: Leadership and the Challenge to Make it Work Chapter Two: For a Dynamic Delivery Chapter Three: Model the Way Anatomy of Power Teri-E Belf xvii 1 11 33 37 45 47 50 54 58 Values from the Movie Gandhi Lily Cheng Shared Values: Drive-By Conversations Kim Chesky Toothpick Activity Mary Cooper and Debbie Zmorenski One Step Forward.
Waisman and Linda Bedinger Model Behavior Devora Zack Chapter Four: Inspire a Shared Vision Inspiration Becomes a Reality Jean Barbazette Inspiring a Shared Vision Mingle Daren Blonski Show Me the Mission Angie Chaplin Ensuring Sponsor Commitment to Change Daryl R. Rude Ethics for the 21st Century Charlotte S. Goodstein Another Leader’s Dream Donna Goss and Don Robertson viii . Conner Can You Picture This? Timothy Ewest Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Leonard D.Co n te n t s It’s All in a Name Jan Miller and Denise Knight 61 64 69 77 80 94 97 101 107 111 114 118 127 130 Leadership in Context Mohandas Nair Cultural Artifacts Anne Reilly and Homer Johnson Setting an Example to Mirror Is Not Enough Cheryl L.
Eck Mills Deﬁning a Vision That Others Will Follow Nanette Miner and Lynn Little The Spiritual Leader Mohandas Nair Deﬁne Your Values Through a Vision Statement Steve A. See the Gain Daryl R. Rainey Lights. Action! Devora Zack Claiming a Breakthrough Sherene Zolno Chapter Five: Challenge the Process Game of the Generals Elisa May Arboleda-Cuevas and Audie Bautista Masigan Take Off the Blindfolds Douglas Austrom The Giant Skip Peter Cheng Change: Feel the Pain. Conner ix .Co n te n t s What Does Success Look Like? Amanda Crowell Itliong 142 146 150 153 155 159 165 172 175 183 188 195 205 208 Blindfold Square Jean Lee The Perfect Place—Heaven on Earth Jan Miller and Denise Knight Modeling the Future Linda S. Camera.
Rose Overcoming Barriers Darryl Sink You Be the Judge!™ Karen Travis x .Co n te n t s Gordon’s Knot Ricky Foo 214 217 Take a Risk! Dennis E.J. Gilbert When Questions Are the Answer— Challenging the Process Barbara Pate Glacel 228 239 243 246 249 252 257 275 280 290 295 Toss It Around Ann Hermann-Nehdi Challenge Think Tank Amanda Crowell Itliong Cash Flow Exercise Edith Katz Change Project Summary Edith Katz Constructing a Global Team Communications Device John Lybarger Identify Perceived Causes of Resistance Consuelo Meux In-Basket Exercise Alan Richter Challenge the Process in Real Time L.
Co n te n t s Assumption Reframe Devora Zack 307 Chapter Six: Enable Others to Act What Would YOU Do in My Shoes? Geoff Bellman 311 315 318 332 337 345 349 Enabling Cross-Functional Leadership Christopher Chaves Building Resilience for Change Daryl R. Conner Enabling with Style Ann Hermann-Nehdi Currency Exchange Cindy Huggett Team Competency Development Plan Edith Katz Career Conversations: Cues for Developing Others Beverly Kaye 352 359 368 372 379 Double Overlapping Strategic Cross Sharon Landes What Makes You Trust Someone? Sherri Dosher Trust-Building Discussion Doug Leigh Human Trust Knot Jan Miller and Denise Knight xi .
Co n te n t s Trust and Communication Jan Miller and Denise Knight 382 385 388 396 402 405 409 Share Fair Marilyn Myers No Easy Way Out Mona Lee Pearl Coaching Versus Telling Lou Russell Empowerment Force Field Analysis Cindy Taylor Inﬂated Actions Lorraine Ukens Activate to Motivate Devora Zack Chapter Seven: Encourage the Heart Accelerating Change-Readiness Herb Cohen and Bruce Fern 413 417 428 431 434 437 Thank You Card Ricky Foo Complimentary Closer Michael Gerlach Positive Bombing Jonas Hansson Conundra Brian Jackson xii .
Co n te n t s Writing and Receiving Class Affirmations Edith Katz 449 456 459 462 465 471 481 A Rewarding Activity Lorraine Kohart You’re Making Me Blush! Jan Miller and Denise Knight Hip-Hip-Hooray Jan Miller and Denise Knight Creating Your Team’s Celebratory Crest Anne Reilly and Homer Johnson Gifts Kris Taylor Refreshing Frescos Devora Zack Chapter Eight: Overarching Activities Dinosaurs Douglas R. Sr. 485 488 492 500 503 509 A Night at the Oscars Michelle Poché Flaherty Conﬁrmation Cards Beth High Winning Steve Houchin Exemplary Leadership Practices Pictionary Andy Jefferson and Cal Wick xiii . Bender.
Co n te n t s Who Are Your Favorite Leaders? Sherri Dosher 513 518 523 526 528 533 537 542 545 548 Skit in a Box John Lybarger and William P. Russ The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Follow-Up Charles Stump The Leadership Race Richard T. van Bark Engagement and Risk Andy Meyer Hit the Deck Janet Morano Leadership in Action Travis L. Whelan Leadership Questions Valarie Willis The Five Practice Drill Down Valarie Willis The Five Practices: I Know ’em When I See ’em Donna Yurdin Chapter Nine: Leadership Tools and Other Times and Other Places Leadership Tools Leading from a Distance: How to Conduct an Effective Virtual Meeting Debra A. Dinnocenzo 559 562 xiv .
Pearce Listening Deeply as a Leader Mary Stelletello My Way or the Highway Joanne G. Eck Mills Emotional Intelligence for Exemplary Leadership Dominique Parrish Using the Mind Screen Technique for Focus Carole E. Garber Cross Your Arms Jonas Hansson Beat the Clock: Make Delegation Work for You! Deborah Spring Laurel Building Leadership Linda S.Co n te n t s Measure Your Networking Quotient Michael Dulworth 574 586 593 596 606 609 621 624 634 The Leadership Perspective Model Peter R. Sujansky Challenge Leadership Through Structured Reﬂection Interviews Gary Wagenheim 638 Other Times and Other Places What Leaders Do to Inspire (or Uninspire) Followers Michael Kroth and Martha Yopp 643 649 Walking the Talk Nancy Lowery xv .
Co n te n t s The Roving Lunch Anntoinette “Toni” Lucia 652 656 659 663 This Would Really Help Me Robert Morris Chapter Ten: Where to Go Next About the Editors The Five Practices and Ten Commitments of Exemplary Leadership 671 xvi .
com/go/tlcactivitybook Username: tlcactivity Password: leadership The following activities and their handout materials can be found on the website: Chapter Three: Model the Way • Anatomy of Power by Teri-E Belf • Leadership in Context by Mohandas Nair • Ethics for the 21st Century by Charlotte S. Waisman and Linda Bedinger Chapter Four: Inspire a Shared Vision • • • • • • Inspiration Becomes a Reality by Jean Barbazette Can You Picture This? by Timothy Ewest Another Leader’s Dream by Donna Goss and Don Robertson The Spiritual Leader by Mohandas Nair Deﬁne Your Values Through a Vision Statement by Steve A. URL: www. Rainey Claiming a Breakthrough by Sherene Zolno xvii .ABOUT THE WEBSITE Reproducible materials from this book are available for free online.leadershipchallenge.
Gilbert • When Questions Are the Answer—Challenging the Process by Barbara Pate Glacel • Change Project Summary by Edith Katz • Constructing a Global Team Communications Device by John Lybarger • Identify Perceived Causes of Resistance by Consuelo Meux • In-Basket Exercise by Alan Richter • Challenge the Process in Real Time by L.A b o u t t h e We b s i te Chapter Five: Challenge the Process • Game of the Generals by Elisa May Arboleda-Cuevas and Audie Bautista Masigan • Take Off the Blindfolds by Douglas Austrom • Change: Feel the Pain. Conner • Take a Risk! by Dennis E. Conner Enabling with Style by Ann Hermann-Nehdi Team Competency Development Plan by Edith Katz Double Overlapping Strategic Cross by Sharon Landes What Makes You Trust Someone? by Sherri Dosher No Easy Way Out by Mona Lee Pearl Coaching Versus Telling by Lou Russell Chapter Seven: Encourage the Heart • Accelerating Change-Readiness by Herb Cohen and Bruce Fern • Conundra by Brian Jackson • Writing and Receiving Class Afﬁrmations by Edith Katz xviii .J. See the Gain by Daryl R. Rose • You Be the Judge! ™ by Karen Travis Chapter Six: Enable Others to Act • • • • • • • • Enabling Cross-Functional Leadership by Christopher Chaves Building Resilience for Change by Daryl R.
Garber • Beat the Clock: Make Delegation Work for You! by Deborah Spring Laurel • Emotional Intelligence for Exemplary Leadership by Dominique Parrish • Listening Deeply as a Leader by Mary Stelletello • My Way or the Highway by Joanne G.• Creating Your Team’s Celebratory Crest by Anne Reilly and Homer Johnson • Gifts by Kris Taylor Chapter Eight: Overarching Activities • • • • • • • A Night at the Oscars by Michelle Poché Flaherty Winning by Steve Houchin Who Are Your Favorite Leaders? by Sherri Dosher Engagement and Risk by Andy Meyer Leadership in Action by Travis L. Sujansky • Challenge Leadership Through Structured Reﬂection Interviews by Gary Wagenheim • What Leaders Do to Inspire (or Uninspire) Followers by Michael Kroth and Martha Yopp xix . Dinnocenzo • Measure Your Networking Quotient by Michael Dulworth • The Leadership Perspective Model by Peter R. Russ The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Follow-Up by Charles Stump The Five Practices: I Know ‘em When I See ‘em by Donna Yurdin Chapter Nine: Leadership Tools and Other Times and Other Places • Leading from a Distance: How to Conduct an Effective Virtual Meeting by Debra A.
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