DENVER, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeBound, the company dedicated to student success, announced that its newest book, Leadership for Teenagers: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century is now available on Amazon.com and Lifebound.com.
According to IBM's 2010 study, "Inheriting a Complex World: Future Leaders Envision Sharing a Planet," only 4 out of every 10 students surveyed believe their education is preparing them to address global problems as the next generation of leaders.
In a rapidly changing world, the future and sustainability of the planet depends on harnessing the power and leadership potential of today's students and tomorrow's leaders. To do this, LifeBound's interactive book identifies skills essential for leadership and offers students tactical steps to assess and apply these skills to their own lives, to roles in their schools and community, and to complex global problems. The book features leaders from across the disciplines and from a variety of cultures that challenge conventional ideas about what leadership is and how it's best executed.
"Teenagers are often told to be leaders, yet rarely taught how," says Carol Carter, Lifebound president. "Dr. Ronald Riggio, the Henry Kravis professor of leadership at Claremont McKenna College, believes in the ability to teach such skills. When answering the most often asked question about leadership—are leaders born or made?—he says, 'The best estimates offered by extensive research is that leadership is about one-third born and two-thirds made'."
In response, LifeBound's book prepares teens by helping them:
- Develop vision and see what's possible.
- Cultivate problem-solving skills.
- Understand what it takes to earn and give respect.
- Communicate clearly, effectively and passionately.
- Mobilize high-performing teams on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
- Define personal values and lead with integrity.
Kitty Thuermer, director of publications for the National Association of Independent Schools says, "Just as Howard Gardner promoted 'multiple intelligences' this book tackles multiple leadership styles, which is great—especially with the message that leadership can take many forms that we don't normally recognize. Whether teens are taking steps to self-lead and manage their personal lives, or rally support for initiatives with global impact, LifeBound's book prepares them to stand strong and make a difference."
LifeBound was founded in 2000 by Carol Carter, a student success expert who's written over 20 books on college and career success. LifeBound works nationally and internationally with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help students transition throughout their academic years and to succeed in school, career and life. www.lifebound.com Follow LifeBound on Facebook.