With the publication of their book The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner revolutionized the existing literature for leadership development. Instead of placing individuals in distinctive boxes based on their styles and strengths, Kouzes and Posner looked for the best practices that the most outstanding leaders across many fields were utilizing in their daily life. Through their research they found five unique practices that allow leaders to take their teams to the greatest heights–whether they are employed alone or in tandem. In this session we will highlight each of the five exemplary leadership practices. Then we will discuss strategies to further develop those practices you are already using, and we will discuss how to create an action plan to increase your usage of the practices that aren’t already in your daily repertoire.
Jane Neitz-Singleton is the Coordinator of Student Leadership at the College of Southern Nevada. Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Albion College and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University. She has nearly 20 years of experience working with college students in and outside the classroom through leadership development training, fostering student involvement, and planning large scale campus activities. She has worked in the areas of fraternity and sorority life, campus activities, service/service learning, multicultural programs, and project management for schools such as Illinois State University, Penn State (University Park campus), and UNLV. Outside of work Jane loves to travel, watch football, and compete in family game nights.