The Leadership Training Activity Book: 50 Exercises for Building Effective Leaders

  • 2h 40m
  • Charlotte S. Waisman, Lois B. Hart
  • 2005

When it comes to preparing a new generation of leaders, trainers have their work cut out for them. In addition to being a critical competency in itself, the task of leadership necessarily involves mastering a whole host of other skills . . . and it’s up to you as a trainer to keep participants engaged and active throughout the learning process.

The Leadership Training Activity Book is a collection of engaging, sure-fire exercises based on the best, most up-to-date learning theory for preparing the leaders of tomorrow. The book features easily adaptable modules designed for beginning to advanced skill levels, short or long sessions, and large or small groups. You’ll find the perfect training exercises to help new and experienced leaders improve their understanding of crucial topics such as:

  • trust
  • values
  • networking
  • conflict resolution
  • diversity
  • negotiation
  • listening skills
  • mentoring
  • vision
  • communication
  • and more

The Leadership Training Activity Book provides trainers with a wide range of activities to help teach and apply the most critical leadership competencies participants need, enabling you to develop and liberate the leadership qualities learners already have within themselves. It is a unique collection of proven exercises that will elicit the best from those who wish to lead.

About the Authors

Lois B. Hart, Ed.D. is the founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute. The author of many books and tapes, she has over 30 years’ experience as a trainer and was named the Colorado Woman Leader of Excellence.

Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D. is a specialist in communication and interpersonal skills, and is Director of Human Resources at Ischemia Technologies.

In this Book

  • Get Them Ready!—Pre-Workshop Meeting to Select and Prepare Your Participants in Advance
  • Get the IDEA?—Form IDEA Teams
  • Leadership Shield
  • Make It Rhyme With “Leader”
  • Meet My Leader—An Orange?
  • Tell a Story and Make Your Point!
  • Take Time to “Journal”
  • The Leadership Puzzle
  • The Exhibit Hall
  • Walk and Talk
  • The Koosh Ball Review Game
  • I Learned a Lot!
  • Word Scramble Closure Game
  • Dear Diary …
  • Let's Meet Soon!—Forming Professional Resource Groups
  • Saying Goodbye
  • Organizational Leadership Assessment
  • The Leadership Challenge—The Kouzes-Posner Leadership Model
  • Sort Out Manager-vs.-Leader Competencies
  • Lead Them on an Adventure!
  • Trust—The Glue of Leadership
  • A Metaphor for Personal Change—From Caterpillars to Butterflies
  • Values—The Foundation of Ethics
  • Just Do the Right Thing!—How to Make Ethical Decisions
  • I Want Some Power!—Types of Power
  • You Be the Judge!
  • Remember This!—A Power Card Affirmation
  • Balance Balls and Balance Life
  • The Talisman—A Symbol for Balance
  • Grow Like a Garden—A Metaphor
  • Making Connections—Networking
  • Flex Your Style
  • Claim Conflict
  • Walk in Another's Shoes—A Diversity Exercise
  • Where Were You When?—A Timeline
  • You + Me = A Team
  • Toot Your Own Horn!—Sell Yourself and Your Ideas
  • Presenting with Pizzazz!
  • Can We Talk About This?—The Leader as Negotiator
  • The Agenda—A Leader's Guide to a Great Meeting
  • Energize!
  • Listen Up!—The Leader as Coach
  • Pass It On!—The Leader as Teacher
  • Dare to Take Risks
  • Successful Leaders Have Mentors
  • Searching for Creativity
  • The Alphabet Poem—Practice Your Creativity
  • Leadership Stations!—Your Final Journey
  • Keep The Flame Burning—Recognizing Others
  • Add Heart to Your Workplace—Celebrations