The Leadership Training Activity Book

50 Exercises for Building Effective Leaders

The Leadership Training Activity Book

Authors: Lois B. Hart, Ed.D., Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D.
Pub Date: December 2004
Print Edition: $34.95
Print ISBN: 9780814472620
Page Count: 336
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814428634

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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?

Leadership Shield

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

Dear Diary…

Let’s Meet Soon!

Forming Professional Resource Groups

Saying Goodbye

Part 2: To Thine Own Self Be True

Organizational Leadership Assessment

The Leadership Challenge: The Kouzes-Posner Leadership Model

Sort-Manager-vs.-Leader Competencies

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

Claim Conflict

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"

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