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Macenczak, Lee A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
This essay discusses the impact that a negotiations class had on a group of women at a private, liberal arts college. Perceptions, confidence levels, and negotiations frequency were all examined to determine if a significant change could be seen in the participants. Utilizing an experience-based class structure, students were given the opportunity…
Descriptors: Females, Private Colleges, College Students, Liberal Arts
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Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
Leadership development among postsecondary students can occur through a variety of experiences; one such experience is a leadership minor. The purpose of this descriptive interpretive study was to analyze students' experiences while enrolled in a leadership minor with a focus on exploring evidence of leadership identity development. By exploring…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Leadership, Leadership Training, Professional Identity
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Anderson, Jessica; Bruce, Jacklyn; Mouton, Lauren – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
The purposes of this qualitative study were to determine the contribution of 4-H experiences to leadership life skill development of college-level 4-H alumni and to determine the effect of those skills on collegiate alumni's desire to continue involvement in 4-H. The research methods included semi-structured interviews. Major findings of the study…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Extension Education, Skill Development, Alumni
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Coers, Natalie; Williams, Jennifer – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
This study explored the impact of emphasis on the group development process on the perceived importance of and confidence in group work skills and students' perception of group work use in the collegiate classroom as developed by Tuckman and Jensen (1977). The purposive sample utilized in this study included 33 undergraduate students enrolled in…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Group Experience, Cooperative Learning
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Sherlock, John; Morgan, Grant – Journal of Leadership Education, 2009
This paper advocates for and describes the use of provocative statements as a leadership assignment to foster critical thinking. Critical thinking is an essential competency for leaders who must analyze issues and convince others of their point of view as they compete for scarce internal resources. The provocative statement assignment incorporates…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Critical Thinking, Questioning Techniques, Assignments
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Ewing, John C.; Bruce, Jacklyn A.; Ricketts, Kristina G. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2009
Leaders are needed in all areas of life. A question arises, "Where do leaders come from and how do they develop the skills necessary to be effective?" Colleges and universities have been developing leadership skills since their inception (Astin, 1996). This study examined students in a college of agriculture to determine if students'…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, College Students, Student Organizations, Leadership Training
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Blackwell, Cindy; Cummins, Richard; Cummings, Scott – Journal of Leadership Education, 2007
This research evaluated learning outcomes of a leadership development program at a large, southern land grant institution. The program is an interdisciplinary, semester-long class where experience and theory are juxtaposed to offer leadership training and development. Through an intensive research project, the program exposes students to four…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Skill Development, Outcomes of Education