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Leadership games : experiential learning for organizational development
Kaagan, Stephen S.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1999]

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xxv, 187 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Ways of thinking about leadership development -- Cueing the exercises -- Exercises on risking innovation -- Exercises on fostering collaboration -- Exercises on managing conflict -- Exercises on using diversity -- The exercises in play : a story of real organizational change -- Conclusion.
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Leadership Games presents 25 practical, inexpensive experiential activities designed to be used in various leadership training and development programs. This book centers on those areas of primary concern to today's managers-team leadership, risking innovation, fostering collaboration, managing conflict, and using diversity. The exercises are grounded in the management and educational literature, and for each exercise there is a set of explicit directions, cues on strategic considerations, including appropriate timing, indicators of successful application, and a rich sample of proposed questions that point the way to fruitful post-exercise discussions with participants. Author Stephen S. Kaagan has extensive experience both in the academic and consulting worlds, including being a past president of the Outward Bound program in Rockland, Maine. Leadership Games is unique in that it: + Explores both leadership development theory and offers practical suggestions + Provides much more than bare bones instructions on how to facilitate experiential exercises + Shows the link between the exercises and critical organizational challenges This book will be an invaluable tool for professionals and students interested in leadership, organizational studies, management, human resources, communication, gender studies, sociology, psychology, and education.

Table of Contents

Ways of Thinking about Leadership Development
Cueing the Exercises
Exercises on Risking Innovation
Exercises on Fostering Collaboration
Exercises on Managing Conflict
Exercises on Using Diversity
The Exercises in Play
A Story of Real Organizational Change