Leadership Games presents twenty-five practical, inexpensive experimental activities designed to be used in various leadership training and development programmes.This book centers on those areas of primary concern to todays managers, team leadership, risking innovation, fostering collaboration, managing conflict, and using diversity. The author has extensive experience both in the academic and consulting word (including being a past President of the Outward Bound program in Rockland, Maine).

Ways of Thinking about Leadership Development

Ways of thinking about leadership development

This chapter explores the terrain of contemporary initiatives in leadership development, critiques the assumptions on which they are based, and makes a case for the more cost-effective deployment of experiential approaches to educating leaders.

The Nature of the Subject

Leadership development is about teaching leadership. The role of teacher is to create and carry out a mix of activities that will have a positive effect on learners in terms of the subject being taught. In the contemporary context, the subject of leadership requires learners to become adept at shaping and fulfilling not only their own aims but those of their followers as well. As James O'Toole (1995) notes in Leading Change, leadership based on imposing one's ...

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