JAMES M. KOUZES and BARRY Z. POSNER have been working together for more than thirty years—studying leaders, researching leadership, conducting leadership development seminars, and serving as leaders in various capacities. They have also coauthored the award-winning, bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge, with over 2.5 million copies sold, and over a dozen other books on the topic.
LEARN TO BECOME THE BEST LEADER YOU CAN BE The third edition of the classic book on student leadership is thoroughly revised and updated and continues to clearly show how anyone, no matter their age, title, or position, can become an exemplary leader. Included are rich and compelling stories from an international panel of young leaders. In The Student Leadership Challenge, leadership development experts Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner offer a proven approach, backed by empirical data, for becoming the best leader you can be. Also included is an access code for the Student Leadership Practices Inventory, affording an opportunity to identify your baseline leadership behaviors and pointing to opportunities to develop and hone your skills. Framed within The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, Jim and Barry guide you through concrete examples and accessible actions you can take to make extraordinary things happen in your classes, clubs, teams, living situations, internships, campus, and community. You will discover how to find your authentic voice, set an example for others, become future-oriented, listen to people's aspirations, seek innovative ideas, learn from experiments and experiences, collaborate with and strengthen others, recognize contributions, celebrate and build community. Reflection at the start of every chapter and action planning activities at the end help translate the insights and lessons learned from this book into actual everyday behaviors. Included within the book are vivid examples from real young people, details about why The Five Practices matter, and considerations for developing and transitioning your leadership competency from the classroom into your working life. PRAISE FOR THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE "This new edition of The Student Leadership Challenge reaffirms that The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership are hugely applicable to the student experience. Through new case studies and tools for practical application, students will see themselves in the stories shared, and easily understand that leadership is an option to anyone who uses these five practices to create positive change." —Susan Luchey, Associate Director, University Student Centers for Leadership Development, University of Delaware "This book has it all. Leadership stories from students who've implemented the practices. Workbook elements that allow reflection of the material and action planning. Tried and true leadership practices backed by thirty years of research. This is the one book to have in your library to develop and sustain student leadership." —Kevin W. Bailey, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UNC Charlotte "The Student Leadership Challenge provides student leaders and their educators with an excellent framework for learning, teaching, and doing the work of leadership." —Lynn Perry Wooten, PhD, Dean, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University "Bolstered by empirical research but humanized by myriad first-person examples, this book is a perfect guide for students and higher education professionals to chart a path to leadership greatness." Jennifer R. Keup, PhD, Director, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.