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Leadership Assessments & Tools

StrengthsQuest

StrengthsQuest offers you the opportunity to discover and develop your top five themes to achieve academic, career and personal excellence. This book includes a single-user ID code that gives you access to Gallup's Strengthsfinder and revolutionary online program for students.

*Learn more about Strengths Quest at SDSU

The Myers & Briggs Foundation

The purpose of MBTI personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.

Personality Pathways

Individuals can take the MBTI online, examine its application to personal and professional contexts, and find information about numerous web and print resources related to the MBTI. Personality Pathways offers a free introduction to personality types, the Cognitive Style Inventory that approximates MBTI results.

LeaderValues

One of the widest collections of free leadership resources available on the Web. Includes searchable themes, links, magazine articles, books, quotations, and a glossary of leadership-related terms.

 

Leadership Organizations

The following is a list of websites of organizations we have found helpful in helping people learn positive leadership skills.

Advancing Women in Leadership Journal

Advancing Women in Leadership represents the first on-line professional, refereed journal for women in leadership.

American Student Government Association

The American Student Government Association is the only professional organization exclusively serving collegiate SG’s nationwide. ASGA publishes the Student Leader magazine.

Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute

The Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute (APAWLI) is the only national, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and enriching leadership skills for Asian American and Pacific Island women leaders. Our mission is to address the challenges facing us and to nurture trusteeship within our communities by expanding leadership capacity, fostering awareness of Asian American and Pacific Island issues, creating a supportive network of Asian American and Pacific Island women, and strengthening community.

Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is the leading nonprofit institution dedicated exclusively to leadership. CCL integrates cutting-edge research with innovative training, coaching, assessment and publishing to create proven impact for leaders and organizations around the world.

Character Clearinghouse

The Character Clearinghouse is a comprehensive national information center for character development resources, events, programs, dialogue and leadership in higher education. This information clearinghouse is designed especially for educators, student affairs staff, higher education organizations and others who are interested in encouraging the development of moral and civic responsibility in college student learning and development.

Greenleaf – Center for Servant Leadership

The Greenleaf Center is an international, not-for-profit institution headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our goal is to help people understand the principles and practices of servant-leadership; to nurture colleagues and institutions by providing a focal point and opportunities to share thoughts and ideas on servant-leadership; to produce and publish new resources by others on servant-leadership; and to connect servant-leaders in a network of learning.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.

Institute for Global Ethics

Founded in 1990, the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context. Their challenge is to explore the global common ground of values, elevate awareness of ethics, and provide practical tools for making ethical decisions.

International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership

The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL), founded in 1982, is a not-for-profit educational organization serving students, colleges, universities, service agencies, and related organizations around the world by fostering programs that link volunteer service to the community and academic study. IPSL programs integrate academic studies with volunteer service and full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.

Leadership University

Leader U is a Resource base containing thousands of articles, reviews, research papers, essays, books & book chapters, commentaries, video & audio files, poems and more. It is sponsored by Christian Leadership Ministries, the faculty outreach and training arm of Campus Crusade for Christ International, Leadership U includes resources from the high school to research levels, with an emphasis on the scholarly.

LeaderShape

LeaderShape exists to offer the highest quality state-of-the-art leadership programs focused primarily on young men and women in all settings of The LeaderShape Institute; to facilitate their application through follow-up advisory support to participants and sponsors; and to be a catalyst in expanding leadership programs centered on leading with integrity to new audiences. We will have succeeded when graduates of LeaderShape programs improve the quality of their respective organizations and environments.

National Association for Campus Activities

The National Association for Campus Activities offers something for everyone, from students and staff at colleges and universities to agents, artists and performers. NACA's wide variety of events, educational sessions and workshops, publications and face-to-face networking opportunities will help you book bands, find great programming ideas and more!

National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs

The National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), through the development of cutting edge resources, information sharing, and symposia, supports leadership development in college students by serving as a central source of professional development for leadership educators. NCLP also works to connect leadership educators to one another and support those developing leadership programs in their communities.

National Conference on Student Leadership

Since 1978, the National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) has become the one event where student leaders and professional staff meet to dialogue and discuss common objectives and common challenges in order to enhance their leadership and organizational management skills. National conferences are scheduled in locations across the country, featuring a terrific program of keynote speakers, presenters, and workshop topics meeting campus leadership program needs and objectives.

National Outdoor Leadership School

NOLS founder Paul Petzoldt's idea was simple: take people into the wilderness for an extended period of time, teach them the right things, feed them well and when they walk out of the mountains, they will be skilled leaders. The core of his idea was the extended expedition, one of sufficient length that a person could learn and practice the skills over and over again. That is the backbone of every NOLS course and today the school is widely recognized as the world's leader in the extended expedition, from two weeks to twelve.

National Youth Leadership Council

For more than two decades, the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has led a movement linking youths, educators, and communities to redefine the roles of young people in society. That movement is service-learning, and it empowers youths to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into valuable, contributing members of a democracy.

Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

The USHLI has developed into one of the most powerful, nationally and internationally recognized Latino organizations in the country by organizing and conducting nonpartisan voter registration and leadership development program in 40 states. Our organization has been able to maintain a stable presence in hundreds of communities over the years by promoting empowerment and civic responsibility.

Leadership Centers

Leadership Journals and Newsletters

Leadership Conferences

Academic Skills

Time Management

Procrastination

Study Skills/Note-Taking

Recommended Reading List

Student Leadership

  • Deeper Learning in Leadership: Helping College Students Find the Potential Within by Dennis C. Roberts
  • The Essential Student Clubs & Organizations Guide by Eric Williams

Leadership for a Diverse Society

  • Creating the Multicultural Organization: A Strategy for Capturing the Power of Diversity by Taylor Cox Jr.
  • Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age by Juana Bordas
  • Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America by David A. Thomas and John J. Gabarro

Women in Leadership

  • Her Place at the Table: A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success by Deborah M. Kolb Ph.D., Judith Williams Ph.D., and Carol Frohlinger JD
  • Leading From the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactics for Women by Courtney Lynch, Amy Morgan, and Angie Morgan
  • Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change by Barbara Kellerman, Deborah L. Rhode
  • Women in Leadership by Tina Kothari
  • Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World by Linda Tarr-Whelan

Leaders on Leadership

  • Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times by Donald T. Phillips
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership: Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times by Donald T. Phillips
  • The Founding Fathers on Leadership: Classic Teamwork in Changing Times by Donald T. Phillips
  • Churchill on Leadership : Executive Success in the Face of Adversity by Steven F. Hayward
  • Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit by James M. Strock
  • The Founding Fathers on Leadership: Classic Teamwork in Changing Times by Donald T. Phillips

Types of Leadership

  • Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: Lessons From the Third Sector by Barry Michael Dym, and Mr. Harry Hutson
  • Leadership: Theory and Practice by Dr. Peter G. (Guy) Northouse
  • Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath

Developing as a Leader

  • Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time by Kevin Eikenberry

Communication

  • Feedback Toolkit: 16 Tools for Better Communication in the Workplace (Empower Your Team-Based Work Force with Productivity's Tool) by Rick Maure
  • The Art of Talking So That People Will Listen: Getting Through to Family, Friends & Business Associates by Paul W. Swets

Organizational Success

  • Get Everyone in Your Boat Rowing in the Same Direction: 5 Leadership Principles to Follow So Others Will Follow You by Bob Boylan
  • How to Delegate (Essential Managers Series) by Robert Heller
  • Robert's Rules Of Order Newly Revised In Brief (Roberts Rules of Order (in Brief)) by Henry M. Robert III, William J. Evans, Daniel H. Honemann, and Thomas J. Balch
  • Running a Meeting That Works (Barron's Business Success Guides) by Robert F. Miller
  • The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do by John Newstrom and Edward Scannell

Real Life Experiences

  • Leading at the Edge : Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition by Dennis N. T. Perkins