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The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders

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Derived from the classic leadership book "The Leadership Challenge, " "Fourth Edition," this is a concise, focused primer on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership for students. Grounded in the same extensive research as the best selling "The Leadership Challenge," this book uses examples and language to which students in higher education can relate. It also features r ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published October 8th 2009 by Jossey-Bass (first published August 1st 2008)
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Read this for a project at work.

I feel like I could go either way on this. At first, it felt like it was written with a severe underestimation of students' intelligence. Very dumbed down. The intro chapters I could consider appropriate for late middle school or early high school students.
However, when the authors get to breaking down their five practices, it becomes much more undergrad-leadership-course appropriate. Very effective examples geared toward the undergrad student in any level of st
This is a nice, short little leadership book written by two of the biggies in the leadership field. I actually received a copy of this book for free at the last conference I went to, and had heard a lot of good things about it. I decided to give it a quick read in order to see if it was appropriate to assign to a group of student leaders for their summer reading - it certainly is.

While the concepts in this book might seem basic to more experienced student leaders, they are laid out in a very nic
I read this book as a part of the Leading Change in Pharmacy elective and thought that it did a good job showing how the five practices can be lived out in student organizations. Most of what I appreciated about this book came as a result of learning more about the five practices and their practical implications. I thought that the book was geared more towards a high school or college audience, rather than a student doing post-graduate work, so there were a few times that I got a little bored wi ...more
I specifically reviewed this book as a potential read in our pharmacy leadership course. I found it to be concise and quick. The "five practices" are memorable and make leadership more concrete. (Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, Encourage the Heart)

The concepts were clear and there was a good variety of student-relevant examples. What makes the book excellent, however, is the reflective exercises at the end of each chapters. Students taking th
Logan Arts Leadership Institute
Kouzes and Posner have re-written their leadership classic, The Leadership Challenge, with specific attention to students. Filled with stories and personal accounts from real college students, The Student Leadership Challenge lists five practices young leaders can employ to improve their leadership skills on a daily basis. Key concepts include leading by example, challenging the status quo, and enabling the success of others.
Parker Donat
Good read for students. My only criticism is that it is tailored too much the students, I am a student but it was as if talking down to students. But a good reference for student leadership nonetheless.
Abigail Clark
Although this book had very good points about leadership, it was at the same time very redundant. But I guess that was part of the point: to ingrain the five practices of exemplary leadership.
I love the five practices. Sometimes there are too many student anecdotes but the concepts are very accessible for students
Dr. James Arthur Williams
I used this book for a class...great leadership philosophies and concepts!
This is a great book for anyone who is a student in a leadership position, hoping to be one, or helping lead one.
Amanda Itliong
Love it - can't you tell? My comment made the back of the book!! hehehe!
Anna Martino
Great for any student to read.
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