Advising Student Groups and Organizations, 8.5 X 11 Norbert W. Dunkel, John H. Schuh  
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The authors have successfully combined a thorough analysis of the essential elements of student organization advising with practical tools to apply the concepts. This book is essential reading for those who aspire to be effective organizational advisors.

—Sara A. Boatman, vice president for student affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Student organization advisors play an increasingly important role on campus. Advising Student Groups and Organizations provides the knowledge base and skills advisers need to improve their effectiveness. From the rewards and challenges of advising student groups to the specific knowledge, skills and qualities advisers need on a daily basis, this comprehensive overview offers advisers both theoretical and practical guidelines. Readers will learn to motivate leaders, provide academic and career assistance, tackle budget and accounting issues and more.

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Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others John C. Maxwell, Jim Dornan  
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America's leadership expert teaches that if your life in any way connects with other people, you are an influencer. Whatever your vocation or aspiration is, you can increase your impact with Maxwell's simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others. Watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts!

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The Big Book of Leadership Games: Quick, Fun Activities to Improve Communication, Increase Productivity, and Bring Out the Best in Employees Vasudha K. Deming  
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Dozens of engaging ways to forge good working relationships between managers and their staffs

This book offers managers 50 fun, illuminating experiential activities for building a positive, open, and productive relationship with the people they manage. Unlike ropes courses and other off-site management activities, The Big Book of Leadership Games features activities that can be used in the workplace during staff meetings, as a part of training sessions, or even in the course of daily work. This empowering guide shows leaders how to: Tap employees' creativity and boost their self-confidenceCreate and sustain a mutual trust with employeesBreak down communication barriers and increase collaborationBring about a positive climate in the workplaceEncourage higher productivitySolicit constructive feedback

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The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do John Newstrom, Edward Scannell  
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Did you know that games can be a terrifically effective way to build team spirit, communication, and trust among people who work together day in and day out? Now you can spark morale in any work group by choosing from 70 stimulating games and activities specifically designed for the manager who's looking to raise sagging morale in a department, liven up boring staff meetings, enable team members to collaborate smoothly and effectively, and much more!

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The Big Book of Team-Motivating Games: Spirit-Building, Problem-Solving and Communication Games for Every Group Mary Scannell, Edward Scannell  
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Teamwork can be fun!
Games that improve team cooperation, communication, and spirit

Did you know that games can:Raise sagging moraleLiven up boring staff meetingsIncrease interaction among staff membersPromote a culture of harmony and cooperationCreate an atmosphere of fun for your team

Keeping your team motivated and challenged, especially during tough economic times, can be difficult. But this collection of high-energy, play-anywhere games, from bestselling authors and trainers Ed and Mary Scannell, provides you with all the fun, inspiring material you need to build team spirit, communication, and trust among coworkers-day in and day out.

Games Can Be Played In or Out of the Office Requiring few or no props, The Big Book of Team-Motivating Games is the latest installment in the successful Big Book series, which has been changing the way teams think for decades-providing hours of fun that fight boredom and burnout, boost performance, soothe tensions, and create a sense of community and trust.

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Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith Sharon D. Parks  
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The "twenty-something" years of young adulthood are increasingly recognized as critical but puzzling. Building on the foundation she established in her classic work, The Critical Years, Sharon Parks urges thoughtful adults to assume responsibility for providing strategic mentorship during this important decade in life. She reveals also, however, the ways young adults are influenced not only by individual mentors but also by mentoring environments.

To read Young Adulthood in a Changing World, an excerpt from this book,click here.

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The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development Cynthia D. McCauley, Russ S. Moxley, Ellen Van Velsor  
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The Center for Creative Leadership is the world's largest institution devoted to leadership research and education. Now, in one comprehensive volume, it offers the essence of its experience: a thorough explanation of the elements of leadership development.

"For three decades CCL has been a prime source of leadership development insight. Now at last we can have CCL's leadership wisdom and guidance in one volume for our leadership bookshelf."
—Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management

Get valuable information on:Implementing feedback-intensive programsEvaluating the impact of leadership development programsDealing with cross-cultural and diversity issues in leadership development . . . and much more!

Purchase your copy today and have the sage advice of CCL at your fingertips!

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Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct P.M. Forni  
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Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:

* Think Twice Before Asking Favors
* Give Constructive Criticism
* Refrain from Idle Complaints
* Respect Others' Opinions
* Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame
* Care for Your Guests
* Accept and Give Praise

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.

Choosing Civility is a simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion.

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The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude P.M. Forni  
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Many of us find ourselves confronted with rudeness every day and don’t know how to respond.  From the intrusive cell-phone user who holds loud conversations in public to the hostile highway driver who cuts one off with a quick swerve of his car, politeness seems to be on a downward spiral, surprising us at every turn. P.M. Forni, the author of Choosing Civility, has the answer. knows that rudeness begets rudeness and, in The Civility Solution, he shows us what to do when confronted with bad behavior by being assertive as well as civil. In more than one hundred different situations, he shows us how to break the rudeness cycle by responding to a variety of confrontations from bullying to rude internet behavior or the hurtful words of an insensitive family member.  How would you respond to the following?

…A salesperson ignores your requests

…A fellow driver gives you the infamous “finger”

…Your child’s playmate misbehaves 

…Your boss publicly reprimands you

P. M. Forni has solutions for all of these and many more.  In yet another simple and practical handbook, P. M. Forni presents logical solutions that reinforce good behavior and make our world a more civil place.

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Creating a Mentoring Culture: The Organization's Guide Lois J. Zachary  
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In order to succeed in today’s competitive environment, corporate and nonprofit institutions must create a workplace climate that encourages employees to continue to learn and grow. From the author of the best-selling The Mentor’s Guide comes the next-step mentoring resource to ensure personnel at all levels of an organization will teach and learn from each other. Written for anyone who wants to embed mentoring within their organization, Creating a Mentoring Culture is filled with step-by-step guidance, practical advice, engaging stories, and includes a wealth of reproducible forms and tools.

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Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, Revised Edition James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner  
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"Leadership is personal. It's not about the corporation, the community, or the country. It's about you. If people don't believe in the messenger, they won't believe the message. If people don't believe in you, they won't believe in what you say. And if it's about you, then it's about your beliefs, your values, your principles."— from Credibility
In this best-selling book, Kouzes and Posner (authors of The Leadership Challenge), explain why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. They provide rich examples of real managers in action and reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Kouzes and Posner show how leaders can encourage greater initiative, risk-taking, and productivity by demonstrating trust in employees and resolving conflicts on the basis of principles, not positions.

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Do You Know the Real You?: More Than 66 Ways to Understand Your Personality Claire Gordon  
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In Do You Know the Real You? psychology expert Claire Gordon offers revealing exercises and quizzes to help you pinpoint your strengths and use them more effectively in every area of your life. From your career and friendships to romantic relationships and beyond, this beautifully packaged, practical book of self-discovery assesses how your own unique traits affect how you interact in the world and explains how to overcome your weaknesses.

Do You Know the Real You? includes revealing selftests to help readers discover and maximize their natural strengths answering such questions as:
• How well do you know yourself?
• Are you confrontational?
• Are you sensitive?
• In your day-to-day life, do you like to be the star attraction or do you prefer a more supporting role?
• Do you trust easily?
• Are you a realist or an idealist?

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