This volume takes an in-depth look at leader development readiness and practice, especially in early life stages where it is especially formative and has the potential magnitude of long-term impact. By understanding developmental readiness what it is, how to assess it, and how to develop it we can maximize program impact and it will help both individual leader self-development efforts as well as organized, formal programs in attaining the ultimate goal of increasing and accelerating leader development. The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.
EDITORS NOTES 5 Rebecca J. Reichard, Sara E. Thompson Introduction: The Golden Triangle for Examining Leadership Developmental Readiness 7 Bruce J. Avolio This chapter describes what constitutes the golden triangle, or three important facets of leader developmental readiness. 1. In Pursuit: Mastering Leadership Through Leader Developmental Readiness 15 Rebecca J. Reichard, Dayna O. Walker This chapter provides an introduction to and overview of leader developmental readiness, including a conceptual model, key outcomes, and implications for practice. 2. The Role of Passion and Purpose in Leader Developmental Readiness 27 Kendall Cotton Bronk, Derrick C. McLean In this chapter, the authors propose that leader developmental readiness begins with passion and purpose. 3. Exploring Leader Identity and Development 37 Kerry L. Priest, Eric Middleton This chapter describes how developing a leader identity can be a motivating force for pursuing leader development. 4. Motivation to Develop as a Leader 49 David M. Rosch, Josh C. Villanueva In this chapter, the authors describe a motivation to develop a leadership processmodel, and suggest how leadership developers can harness motivational factors for greater developmental impact. 5. Orienting Oneself for Leadership: The Role of Goal Orientation in Leader Developmental Readiness 61 Satoris S. Culbertson, Alexander T. Jackson This chapter discusses the role that goal orientation (how an individual approaches achievement situations) plays in developing leaders and how goal orientation influences the readiness of leaders for development. 6. Leadership and Leader Developmental Self-Efficacy: Their Role in Enhancing Leader Development Efforts 73 Susan Elaine Murphy, Stefanie K. Johnson In this chapter, the authors explore how leader self-efficacy and leader developmental efficacy enhance leader development, and provide practical implications for the development and design of leadership programs. 7. Thinking About Thinking About Leadership: Metacognitive Ability and Leader Developmental Readiness 85 Hunter Black, Lisa Soto, Sam Spurlin These authors describe the relationship of metacognitive ability to leadership development, provide ideas for the development of metacognitive abilities in future leaders, and offer a selection of tools for developing metacognitive abilities for all leaders. 8. Context Matters: Support for Leader Developmental Readiness 97 Sara E. Thompson, Rebecca J. Reichard The volume editors discuss how support is essential to leader developmental readiness, and address the environmental and situational components within organizations and college settings that enhance readiness. INDEX 105