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The Leadership Challenge Values Cards FG Set (J-B Leadership Challenge
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Based on the internationally acclaimed best-seller The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge Values Cards Facilitator's Guide offers step-by-step instructions on learning and applying one of the enduring truths of leadership--the truth that values drive commitment. Using the guide's innovative and time-tested activities, trainers, human resource professionals, and consultants can facilitate learning opportunities for executives, managers, and aspiring leaders who are committed to improving their leadership competencies. As Kouzes and Posner explain, the best leaders have a clear understanding of their personal values and ideals. The Leadership Challenge Values Cards can help any experienced or aspiring leader to clarify these personal values, as well as to build consensus on shared values that will guide them and their teams in taking decisions and actions in all situations. Each of the Values Cards is pre-printed with key words such as creativity, loyalty, and teamwork so that participants can more easily identify and record the values that are most meaningful to them. The Facilitator's Guide contains 11 dynamic activities: 2 introductory activities, 6 Personal Values Drive Commitment Activities, and 3 Shared Values Make a Difference Activities. Facilitators will need to purchase a deck of the cards for each participant. After the workshop or coaching session, the cards become a take-away for the participants--they can use their deck as a tool for reflection and as an aide for helping to clarify the values with their own constituents. They can also be used at home to engage family members in the all-important conversations about the beliefs they'd like to live by. Praise for The Leadership Challenge Values Cards Facilitator's Guide "When I went to the Workshop, I was at a turning point in my professional and personal lives. After doing the Values Cards activity, I realized that I was not 'living my values' to the fullest extent in either area. After the workshop, I had conversations with folks in my personal and professional lives as to what is important to me and what I stand for. As a result, I was able to make adjustments in both areas of my life." Ken Hurdle, chief ombudsman, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
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WEBSITE TABLE OF CONTENTS. ABOUT THE AUTHORS. INTRODUCTION. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Table 1. The Five Practices and Ten Commitments of Leadership. Model the Way: Clarify Values, Set the Example. Figure 1. The impact of values clarity on commitment. The Leadership Challenge Values Cards. How to Use This Facilitator's Guide. Overall Flow of Activities. Activity Design and Description. Suggestions for Successful Results. Successful Results. Additional Resources. THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE VALUES CARD ACTIVITIES. INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES. Activity 1: Values Matter Board Game. Activity 2: Leaders Tell Us ... PERSONAL VALUES DRIVE COMMITMENT ACTIVITIES. Activity 3: Values Card Sort. Activity 4: Aligning Actions with Values. Activity 5: Are My Actions Aligned? Activity 6: Values and Individual Interactions: How Values Infl uence Our Interactions. Activity 7: Case Studies: Values as Coaching Tools. Activity 8: Your Challenging Situation: Values as Coaching Tools. SHARED VALUES THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE ACTIVITIES. Activity 9: Shared Team Values: Keeping Personal Values in Mind. Activity 10: Creating Team Values. Activity 11: Organizational, Team, and Personal Values in Action.

About the Author

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are authors of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge. James Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Barry Posner is a Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, where he served for 12 years as Dean of the School. Their 360-degree leadership assessment instrument, The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and LPI Online (www.lpionline.com) has helped develop the leadership skills of over 3 million people worldwide. Their website can be found at www.leadershipchallenge.com. Jo Bell and Renee Harness are partners in Third Eye Leadership in Indianapolis, Indiana. As Certified Masters of The Leadership Challenge, they focus on engaging the leader within people at all levels through workshops and consultancies.

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An inspirational and practical handbook, this expanded revision of a bestselling manual originally published in 1987 offers sound advice to corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, to managers and employees and to aspiring leaders in retail, manufacturing, government, community, church and school settings. Drawing on interviews and a questionnaire survey of more than 3000 leaders, the authors identify five fundamental practices of exemplary leadership: challenge the status quo; inspire a shared vision; enable others to act; model the way forward by setting an example; tap individuals' inner drives by linking rewards and performance. Kouzes, chairman and CEO of TPG/Learning Systems, and Posner, managing partner of Santa Clara University's Executive Development Center in California, write insightful, down-to-earth, jargon-free prose. This new edition has been substantially updated to reflect the challenges of shrinking work forces, rising cynicism and expanded telecommunications. An appendix includes the author's Leadership Practices Inventory, a tool for assessing leadership behavior. 75,000 first printing; Executive Program Book Club main selection; author tour. (Sept.)

Kouzes gives workshops in executive development and managing growth companies; Posner conducts seminars in communication, group dynamics, etc. Their excellent book on leadership for business executives covers identifying and developing leadership qualities, building commitment into action, and other important topics. In addition to discussing the theoretical foundations of leadership, the authors use many examples from work situations to demonstrate application. In a field in which many books are available, this one is readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended for collections serving business executives and students. Grace Klinefelter, Ft. Lauderdale Coll. Lib., Fla.

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