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ERIC Number: EJ1134714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Developing Life-Long Learners through Personal Growth Projects
Boyd, Barry; Williams, Jennifer
Journal of Leadership Education, v9 n2 p144-150 Sum 2010
Leaders must become life-long learners if they are to remain effective in an environment that is both global and changing at an exponential pace. As Day (1992) noted, personal growth is essential in the leadership development process. In a personal leadership development course, students are required to complete a personal growth project in order to add to their personal leadership development. In this assignment, students choose a project that will stretch their personal comfort zone and allow their strengths to be utilized in a new way. Reflection is a key element of the process in which they tie their experiences with the personal growth project to their values, strengths, and leadership behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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