“One of the best leadership texts I have ever read. If students immerse themselves in the activities and discussions contained within, they will put this book down with an understanding of how to motivate others to know, be, and do more.”
“Discovering Leadership: Designing Your Leadership Success represents an excellent first conversation and illustration of the catalyst intersection between design thinking and more traditional business management and leadership conversations. Students will benefit from the holistic five dimensional view of leadership, and faculty will be challenged to think beyond traditional boundaries of organizational management and effectiveness.”
“A comprehensive leadership development text based on principles of design thinking.”
“This book will help us better prepare out students for the internships and post-graduation placements we hope for.”
“The text is a phenomenal guide for using a design thinking process toward developing effective leaders that are desperately needed by our world.”
“Provides an opportunity for students to learn about themselves as leaders and how they can use their leadership skills to effectively lead others within an organization.”
“This is a text that lays a foundation from which the students can build their leadership knowledge and begin their personal leadership journey.”
A useful addition to the leadership practice. Some practical features with reflective questions to help improve leadership styles and make students and managers think about their leadership.
Though I attempted to have this text adopted, another was chosen due to "best-fit":
Theoharis, G., & Scanlan, M. (2015). Leadership for increasingly diverse schools. Routledge.
Nevertheless, I look forward to potentially adopting this text in the very near future!
Undergraduate course with 23 students. I liked the level of information and the focus on self-development of leadership skills
The text written by these authors give precise detail and include information that is fairly new and relevant. However, the authorized persons responsible for the final decision prefer to continue with Northouse as the main resource for this course.
Will be a promising text for courses with a scholar-practitioner focus.