ERIC Number: ED279964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Skills for Leaders.
Gray, John W.; Pfeiffer, Angela Laird
This book was written for students who wish to enhance their leadership potential and skills. Chapter 1, The Challenge of Leadership, defines leadership and looks at the myths, challenges, costs, and rewards of leadership. Chapter 2, Understanding Communication, examines communication as a process, exposes myths about communication, discusses ways to develop communication skills, and considers communication as relationship. Chapter 3, Understanding Followers, discusses why people join groups, group purposes and behavior, relational needs, and advantages and disadvantages of groups. Chapter 4, Understanding Yourself as a Leader, defines self-concept; looks at the self-fulfilling prophecy, self-reflection, leadership style, and ethics; and suggests ways to learn what others think, strike a balance, improve self-concept, work to change and learn to accept, and understand oneself as a leader. The impact of goals on self-concept is also considered. Chapter 5, Communication Skills for Leaders, discusses goal setting, time management, assertiveness, listening, nonverbal communication, working with groups, motivating, managing conflict, speaking in public, and using parliamentary procedure. The appendix includes various suggestions and exercises, and a reading list. (NB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Group Dynamics, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Skill Development, Student Leadership
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. Div. of Student Activities.