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).
Let me redraw the path this book traverses. It begins with an interaction on a dock and ends with applications in an agency. In between these are reflections on the state-of-the-art of leadership development and demonstrations of how to use relatively low-cost forms of experiential leadership development to improve group performance in organizations.
The progression is from a narrow frame—face-to-face leader-group interchange—to a wide view—the broad leadership development landscape and the theoretical backdrop behind my own personal philosophy of teaching leadership. This is followed by another shift, from the wide view to the ground level—the area beneath one's feet—in the form of 25 different ways of bringing ideas about experiential leadership development to life. When deployed strategically—used in appropriate combinations and sequences—and debriefed artfully, the ...