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Discovering Leadership
Designing Your Success

Second Edition
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February 2023 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Discovering Leadership: Designing Your Success, Second Edition guides students to purposefully design their leadership skillset to solve problems and inspire others to work towards a common vision. The text uses the CORE™ framework—an acronym for Confidence, Optimism, Resilience, and Engagement, along with practical applications and activities in every chapter, to focus on the essential skills for leadership success. Specific chapters focus on the design process and design thinking, significantly enhancing creative problem-solving and innovation. Students are asked to evaluate their personal beliefs and values of leadership, develop their leadership goals, and delve into their purpose for leading. Regardless of their background or major, students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to become transformative, successful leaders.

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Chapter 1: A Framework for Leadership Success: Design and Your CORE™
 
Module 1: Design Leadership Self
 
Chapter 2: Designing Your Perceptions of Leaders and Leadership
 
Chapter 3: Designing Your Leadership Capacity
 
Chapter 4 Your Why and What for Leading
 
Module 2: Design Leadership Relationships
 
Chapter 5: Your Values and Ethical Actions
 
Chapter 6: Decision-Making
 
Chapter 7: Influence, Power, and Motivation
 
Module 3: Design Others’ Success
 
Chapter 8: Creativity, Problem-Solving, and Idea-Generating
 
Chapter 9: Effective Practices for Leading Others to Success
 
Chapter 10: Utilizing Change Processes Effectively
 
Module 4: Design Culture and Community
 
Chapter 11 Culture
 
Chapter 12 Leading a Team
 
Chapter 13 Designing a Culture that Cares
 
Module 5: Design the Future
 
Chapter 14 Creating a Culture of Innovation
 
Chapter 15: Entrepreneurial Leadership
 
Chapter 16 Systems and Sustainability

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"This book teaches students how to literally build their leadership from within and expand it to the world around them to create and manage change. I like that it begins with individual then grows into relationships, others, community, etc."

Jenny Kuzmic
Ohio State University

"Relevant and useful. I thought that Middlebrooks was masterful in conveying an operational definition of leadership. Also, the first chapter provided the reader with a blueprint and foreshadowing of the entire book."

Gregory Warren
Chapman University

"The contents are well planned, and the content/reading level is appropriate for an undergraduate leadership course. This book includes a greater focus on culture, creativity and decision making."

Amy L. Everitt
Salem State University

"I discovered a leadership text which discusses the nuances of design thinking and leadership within the context of change/improvement."

John C. Hill
University of Kentucky

"Content was condensed and updated to include relevant issues faced during the pandemic, such as supply chain management."

Cris Wells
Arizona State University

"A significant overview view of modern leadership theory and practice in language that is understandable and a format that is interactive and engaging."

Samuel S. Hemby
Southeastern University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • New Chapter 4 Your Why and What for Leading prompts students to consider their reasons for leading (their “why”) and the world in which they want to lead (their “what”), which together make up their purpose.
  • New DEI by Design sections introduce key concepts to help students understand how to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion through leadership.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Two unique themes are emphasized across all chapters of this book:
    • The purposeful design of leadership
    • Developing core competencies to face an unpredictable future
  • A uniquely useful design framework engages students in the purposeful design of their own leadership. This design approach organizes leadership into five major design challenges, each of which comprises a distinct and separate module aligned with the core components of the leadership definition, starting with the student’s design of themselves.
  • CORE Attribute Builders consist of engaging, experiential activities that students can actively work on to develop their confidence, optimism, resilience, and engagement.
  • Skill Builder Activities are self-directed activities, tested for learning success in and out of real classrooms, in which students can develop important skills and gain richer understanding of specific concepts.
  • Leadership that Makes a Difference features profile leaders that have had an impact, many of whom students will find unexpected, to broaden students’ conception of who is a leader and what it means to make a difference.
  • Leadership by Design introduces students to different design principles and rules that designers use to enhance their product and can be applied to leadership to encourage exploration, discussion, and new ways of thinking.
  • A unique section on designing the future highlights cutting-edge topics such as fostering a culture of innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and seeing the long-term and big picture with sustainability and systems.
  • Myth or Reality? features examine perceptions and misconceptions of leadership and commonly held beliefs through established research and practice.
  • Reflection Questions prompt deeper thinking and discussion about the topics.
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