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    The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Exemplary Leaders
    By: James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

    Mirroring the Leadership Challenge, but in a shorter, more interactive student friendly way this book taps into the five main components of remarkable leaders.

    1. Model the Way. A reminder that actions often do speak louder than words.
    2. Inspire a Shared Vision. Ever have the feeling your organization has great energy, ideas, but seems to be running in completely different directions? Inspiring a shared vision might be what you need to get back on track.
    3. Challenge the Process. Just because something has been done that way for a long time doesn't mean it needs to continue being done that way. If we society stopped challenging the process we wouldn't have super neat things like electricity and ipads.
    4. Enable Other to Act. At some point you'll probably move on from your current leadership role, and you may want to have that role continue. To ensure sustainability, especially in student organizations understanding this step of enabling others to act is critical.
    5. Encourage the Heart. When we have a million things to do it an be easy to backburner letting a friend, fellow leader, or mentor know what a great job they do. However, it shouldn't be. Encouraging the heart is the last, but not least, exemplary practice of great leaders.

    The OSA offers books that are of value to your organization for check out. We are always looking for other topics, so if you or your student organization has any suggestions, please let us know. Current titles include:

    • After This (An inspirational Journey For All The Wrong Reasons)
    • Advising Student Groups And Organization. By Norbert W. Dunkel
    • Active Learning (Strategies for College Success) By Sherria L. Nist, Jodi Holschuh
    • Beating the College Blues
    • Backpack To Briefcase (Steps To a Successful Career) By Terry Arndt and John Ricchini
    • Building Leaders (How Successful Companies Develop The Next Generation)
    • Case Studies (For first-Year Experience Students)
    • Critical Thinking (Building the Basics)
    • College Success (Get there!)
    • College Success 05
    • Claiming your victories (A concise Guide to college Success) By Linda Stevens Hjorth
    • Double Entry Journal for cornerstone (Building on your best) By Rhonda j. Montgomery
    • Dorm Rooms to Boardrooms
    • Developing The Leaders Around You. By John C. Maxwell
    • Emily Post On Etiquette
    • Effective College Learning. By Jodi Partrick Holschuh, Sherrie L.Nist, Daniel Forbes
    • Encouraging The Heart (A Leader’s Guide To Rewarding And Recognizing Others)
    • Exploring Leadership (For college Student Who want To Make A Difference)
    • Effective College Learning. By Jodi Patrick Holschuh . Sherris L . Nist
    • Energizers And Icebreakers (For all Ages and Stage) By Elizabeth Sabrinsky Foster
    • Finding Your Purpose (A Guide To Personal Fulfillment)
    • First Thing First BY Stephen R. Covey
    • Getting Together (Icebreakers and Group Energizers) By Lorraine L. Ukens
    • Games That Teach (Experiential Activities For Reinforcing Training)
    • Games That Teach Teams (Activities to super-charge your group)
    • How to Reduce workplace Conflict and Stress
    • How to coach An Effective Team (Leadership that Gets Results) By Micki Holliday
    • Helping Groups Make Decisions By Gregory Bryan Putz
    • How to Find Your Mission In Life. By Richard N. Bolles
    • How TO Make Meetings Work By Michael, Doyle David Straus
    • Instructor’s Resource Manual Suite (for santrock and Halonen’s Your Guide To College Success)
    • Insights On Leadership
    • Inspiration For Student Leaders
    • Inspiration for Greeks
    • Instructor’s Manual (Making The Dean”s List) By Gary J. Williams
    • Journal Of College Student Development
    • Key To successful Teaching 4th Edition
    • Keys To Workplace Skills (How to Get from your senior yeah to your first promotion)
    • Keys to Success (How to Achieve your Goals) By carol Carter. Joyce B. Sarah L.K
    • Learning Success (being your best at College and life) By Carl Wahlstrom
    • Let Me See Your Body Talk
    • Learning and Motivation Strategies Your Guide to Success
    • Living and Learning
    • Leadership A to Z (A Guide For The Appropriately Ambitious) By James O’toole
    • New Beginnings (A Guide For Adult Learners And Returning Students) By Linda Simon
    • On the Edge Of Success
    • Power Learning (Strategies for success in college and life) By Robert S. Feldman
    • Power Learning (Strategies For Success in College And Life)
    • Priceless Motivation (Quick Tips To Excite and Inspire Your Most Valuable Asset)
    • Quarterlife Crisis (The unique Challenges of life in your Twenties)
    • Right From The start Taking Charge OF your College Success
    • Step By Step to College and Career Success
    • Student Success (How to Succeed in College and Still Have Time For your Friends)
    • Study Wise (A Program For Maximizing Your Learning Potential) By Lawrence J.G
    • Succeeding In College (Study Skills And Strategies) By Jean Reynolds
    • Student Leadership Practices Inventory By James M. Kouzes Barry Z. Posner
    • Teaching And Learning Through Multiple Intelligences By Linda Campbell
    • Team-Building Activates for every Group. By Alanna Jones
    • Teamwork And Team play (Games and activities for building and training teams)
    • The Power of Team Building (Using Ropes Techniques). By Harrison Snow
    • The Harvey Mackay (Rolodex Network Builder)
    • The Skinny on Staying the Course (success in school and beyond)
    • The Leadership Challenge
    • The Student Leadership Challenge (Five Practices For Exemplary Leaders)
    • The Go – Giver (A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea)
    • Thriving in College & Beyond
    • The College Years (The Definitive reference guide)
    • The Effective Management Of Volunteer Programs. By Marlene Wilson
    • The Career Fitness Program (Exercising your options) By Sukienik. Bendat. Raufman
    • Your Guide to college success (Strategies for achieving your goals) By John W. Santorck
    • Your College Experience (Strategies for Success) By Gardner Jewler
    • Your College Experience (Strategies for Success) Second Edition By John N. Gardner
    • Your College Experience (Strategies for Success, Concise) Second Edition By John N.
    • Your Guide to College Success (Strategies for Achieving your goals) By John W.Santroc
    • 60 Ways To Relieve Stress IN 60 Seconds
    • 101 Tips For Graduates
    • 101 Ways to Make Meetings Active
    • 10 Ways TO Fight Hate On Campus (A response Guide for College Activists