Kick It In & Take The Lead
Developing the Self-Motivation to Take The Lead (Volume 1)
This unique collaboratively interactive book explores what it takes to develop the self-motivation to really make things happen. It’s definitely action oriented literally, graphically, and experientially so you can:
- Shatter the myths of leadership and see a new awareness level.
- Define leadership inclusively so everyone can discover the leader inside themselves.
- Discover the many roles, characteristics and styles of leadership and why sometimes they matter or sometimes they don’t.
- Find out what type of person you are when you make things happen, watch things happen or wonder what’s happening.
- Analyze your attitude to find out what motivates you extrinsically and intrinsically.
- Develop the commitment, trust and risk taking confidence in yourself and others.
- Realize whether you’re congruent in thoughts and action, words and deeds, talkin’ and walkin’ and KICKin’ IT IN!
If you’re someone who works with students and you are sick and tired of always telling them what to do and when to do it or if you are a student who’s sick and tired of always being told what to do and when to do it this book is for you!
“Well-based in leadership theory as an effective source for leadership application. The understanding of leadership is impressive because the guide recognizes that at the heart of the process of leadership lies the motivation of either leaders or followers—and motivation of the right sort, combined with self regard and self understanding, lies at the very heart of leadership.”
“Kids will get ‘kicks’ learning about leadership from this book. What I liked best was its humorous way of introducing serious issues.”
“This book offers a dynamic way to introduce and explore leadership. Youth will enjoy using this book because there are a number of personally relevant activities as well as various real-life examples of leadership included. The facilitator guide includes learning outcomes, which can be correlated to academic standards depending upon your state/province requirements. This alone is a great addition to help instructors who frequently are challenged to justify their leadership programs/classes.”
“Fran Kick’s book ‘Kick It In’ provides a great introduction to leadership. By integrating leadership theory with self-assessment tools, the book helps kids learn how to develop their own styles and understand the needs of others.”
“Fran Kick’s book is a superb resource for young people today. Packed with easy-to-follow strategies that are unique and deeply principled, this book teaches you how to develop the leadership qualities needed to truly succeed in today’s world.”
“If you’re teaching leadership, civics or democracy, and looking for a way to grab kids attention, KICK IT IN will fit the bill. It’s clever graphics and hands-on approach will make the learning experience fun. Leadership has become a familiar buzz word, but this book goes beyond the cliché and will help your students—the leaders of our future—learn they can get involved, be effective and accomplish whatever they dream. It shows kids there are leadership opportunities in every aspect of life—sports, clubs, politics, etc.”
“A must read for every student leader! It not only clearly defines their role as leaders, but it provides practical easy-to-apply ideas and tools to help them make a significant impact on their campus, in their community, and in their own lives!”
“A great resource for anyone working with youth in leadership development. I have had the opportunity to share Kick It In & Take The Lead with students and my colleagues in the field of recreation. First comment ‘How do I get a copy?’ Top reason: this book fills a void of explaining positive leadership in a creative, interesting way youth can understand!”
“Fran Kick has created an engaging and interactive resource for youth and youth workers alike. I love the energy of this book and the momentum it creates in real life learning. We will use it here at Engage! as part of our European youth leadership program. Heartily recommended!”
“What I particularly like about your book is that it brings leadership concepts down to a simple and personal level, encouraging kids to get involved in their environment. The visuals are just great.”
“What a KICKin’ way to help a new young generation learn about leadership! What I particularly liked best about this book is that it clarifies the concept of leadership and introduces the Social Change Model for leadership development, especially focusing on the 7Cs. As an international education scholar and teacher, I highly recommend it.”
“Once again my dear friend and respected colleague, Fran Kick, has contributed another wonderful tool to the positive leadership library. KICK IT IN offers a detailed blueprint of success for any aspiring young (or older) person who is ready to assume the responsibilities of an efficient and effective leader. Coupled with the Facilitator Guide this book will help focus students as they explore the pathway of their own unlimited potential. KICK IT IN will, in fact, help you and your students KICK IT IN!”
“Summarizes complicated theories and highlights them in bite-sized chunks, perfect for reaching, inspiring and deeply stirring the leader within each of us.”