2nd Edition

Leadership for Students A Guide for Young Leaders

By Frances A. Karnes, Suzanne Bean Copyright 2009
    228 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    The second edition of Leadership for Students: A Guide for Young Leaders explodes with positive ideas and activities that will help your students discover their leadership abilities. The activities throughout this book stimulate the exploration of ideas and encourage critical thinking about leadership. Students will find guidance and advice that emphasize leadership skills in a variety of settings, including leadership in the classroom, school activities, and the community. Including real-life stories on how students took on leadership positions, this book is a must-read for anyone wanting to make a difference.

    The book includes a Leadership Action Journal that allows students to record their thoughts and actions as they develop their leadership skills. With exciting learning activities like conducting a survey on the characteristics of being a good leader, organizing a debate on leadership, interviewing community leaders, and developing and implementing a plan for becoming a leader, this is the essential leadership book for the 21st century.

    Preface Introduction to Leadership Chapter 1: Defining Leadership Chapter 2: Assessing Yourself as a Leader Chapter 3: Opportunities for Leadership Chapter 4: Training for Leadership Chapter 5: Influence and Encouragement From Others Chapter 6: Great Leaders Chapter 7: Advice to Others Individual and Group Leadership Accomplishments Art for Special Hearts A Special Wish for a Special Boy The 13th Oak Race What Goes Around Comes Around! One Cup at a Time! Leadership Action Journal Chapter 1 Journal Entries: Defining Leadership Chapter 2 Journal Entries: Assessing Yourself as a Leader Chapter 3 Journal Entries: Opportunities for Leadership Chapter 4 Journal Entries: Training for Leadership Chapter 5 Journal Entries: Influence and Encouragement From Others Chapter 6 Journal Entries: Great Leaders Chapter 7 Journal Entries: Advice to Others Leadership Action Forms Leadership Quotes Resources References About the Authors


    Frances A. Karnes is professor of curriculum, instruction, and special education at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is widely known for her teaching, research, publications, innovative program developments, and service activities in gifted education and leadership training.

    Suzanne M. Bean is a Project Manager at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Prior to her work at MSU she worked for 35 years as a teacher, faculty member, and leader in education, working in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, non-profit community agencies, and businesses across Mississippi.