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Discovering Leadership
Designing Your Success



January 2019 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Discovering Leadership: Designing Your Success introduces students to the fundamentals of leadership using a unique design model that illustrates how design principles can translate into mindful, intentional leadership. The text starts with the self and helps students understand their individual strengths, styles, and skills.  Next, the text explores the relational aspects of leadership and best practices for motivating and inspiring followers. The text concludes by unpacking how leaders can transform their communities and create lasting, positive change. Each chapter includes practical applications and activities to help students develop their confidence, optimism, resiliency, and engagement. Regardless of your students’ background or major, they will learn the knowledge and skills they need to become transformative, successful leaders. 

 
1. A Framework for Leadership Success: Design and Your CORE
Designing Your Leadership  
Designing Your Leadership by Building Your CORE  
Designing Your Leadership-First Step: Your Goals  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
2. Designing Your Perceptions of Leaders and Leadership
Your Brain is a Lean, Mean, Pattern-Making Machine: You Construct Your World  
Misconceptions about Leaders and Leadership  
Effective Leaders are _____: Characteristics and Traits  
Effective Leaders can do ______: Skills and Expertise  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
3. Designing Your Leadership Capacity
Introduction  
New Challenges . . . Need New Leadership . . . Need You  
New Leadership Skills in Demand  
Design Your Leadership Capacity: Highlighting Strengths  
Design Your Personal Leadership Brand  
Commit to a Journey to Accelerate Your Career  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms Definitions  
 
4. Your Values and Ethical Actions
Introduction  
Ethical Issues and the Student Experience  
Ethics – The Key Concepts  
The Roots of Moral Development  
The Ethical Challenges of Leadership  
Designing Your Ethical Leadership  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms Definitions  
 
5. Design Thinking and Brain Leading
Introduction: Designing Self to Designing Relationships  
Brain Leading in Six Dimensions  
Design Thinking for Your Leadership Toolbox  
Chapter Summary  
 
6. Decision-Making
Introduction  
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions in Leadership  
In Leadership, Decision-Making is a Team Sport (Much of the Time)  
How Did We Get Here? This was Not the Plan: Barriers to Decision-Making  
Ways YOU Could be the Barrier to Effective Decision-Making  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
7. Influence, Power & Motivation
Introduction  
Forms of Influence  
Moving Individuals and Team from A to Z  
Gaining Power in Groups & Organizations  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
8. Creativity, Problem-Solving, and Idea Generating
Yes, You Really are Creative  
Yes, You Have Problems  
Yes, Creativity Will Help (A Lot)  
Yes, You Can Generate Many, Many Ideas  
Sensory Scavenger Hunt  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
9. Utilize Effective Practices for Leading Others to Success
Introduction  
Design for Follower Needs and Motivation  
Augment Leadership and Management Functions: When Multi-Tasking Really Matters  
Deliver as a Manager  
Design Other’s Success with a Situational Leadership Approach  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
10. Utilizing Change Processes Effectively
Introduction: Change Happens – Lead it or Not  
Identify Levels of Change  
Change Yourself Before You Can Change Others  
Barriers to Change  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
11. Culture
Introduction  
The Way We Do Things around Here: Understanding Culture  
The Leader’s Role and Organizational Culture  
Designing Organizational Culture  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
12. Leading a Team
Introduction: Designing Teams within the Organizational Culture  
Just What Is A Team?  
Essentials of Great Teams  
From Group to Team: Stages of Development  
Leading and Being a Team  
When Teams Go Wrong  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
13. Designing a Culture that Cares
Introducing a Culture that Cares  
Leading with Service  
Make a Difference: Designing a Culture that Cares  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
14. Creating a Culture of Innovation
Why Innovate? Designing the Future  
Understanding Innovation  
Diverge for Creativity, Convergence for Innovation  
Design Thinking for Innovation Culture  
Creating a Climate of Innovation with the Six Dimensions of the Brain  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
15. Entrepreneurial Leadership
Introduction  
Entrepreneurship: Re-Envisioning Leadership  
The Entrepreneurial Mindset  
Leading the Entrepreneurial Process  
The Evolving Role of the Entrepreneurial Leader  
Chapter Summary  
Key Term Definitions  
 
16. Systems & Sustainability
Introduction  
Design for Sustainability  
Sustainable Leadership – Authentic Leadership  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms Definitions  

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