The Leadership Challenge Workshop, Participant Workbook. Revised, 4th Edition. J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner

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  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Leadership is Everyone′s Business

Are you ready to seize the opportunities that lead to extraordinary results?

Are you ready to inspire others to dream, to encourage their active participation, and to stand beside them when the going gets tough?

Are you ready to lead?

More than ever our families, our organizations, our communities, our nations, our world is in need of leaders who are willing to take on difficult challenges. The Leadership Challenge® Workshop will prepare you to do just that to take the initiative, to seize opportunities, to make a difference.

Backed by over 25 years of original research, The Leadership Challenge® Workshop is a unique and intense discovery process created by bestselling authors, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The workshop demystifies the concept of leadership and approaches it as learnable set of behaviors. In other words, forget about job titles, forget about position or rank or work experience. Leadership is about what you do.

This revised Participant Workbook has been updated for today′s in–demand leader. Grounded in Kouzes and Posner′s evidence–based leadership model, the colorful, interactive pages help you to uncover the deeper meanings of:

As you make your way through this workbook, you will soon discover The Leadership Challenge® Workshop experience goes beyond the typical training session. It might even change your life.

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Introduction  1

About This Book  1

How to Use This Book  2

Tablet Owners Aren’t Left Out 3

Icons Used in This Book  4

Where to Go from Here  4

Chapter 1: Revealing Windows 8   5

What Is Windows 8, and Why Are You Using It?  5

What’s New in Windows 8?  7

Should I Bother Switching to Windows 8?  9

Can My Current PC Still Run Windows 8?  9

The Four Flavors of Windows 8 11

Chapter 2: The Mysterious New Start Screen    13

Being Welcomed to the World of Windows 8  14

Understanding user accounts  17

Keeping your account private with a password  18

Signing up for a Microsoft account  21

Figuring Out the New Start Screen in Windows 8  23

Launching a Start screen program or app  26

Viewing or closing your open apps  27

Finding a Start screen app or program  29

Adding or removing Start screen items  30

The Charms bar and its hidden shortcuts  31

Introducing your free apps  33

Managing the Start screen  36

Exiting from Windows  41

Temporarily leaving your computer  42

Leaving your computer for the day  43

Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop      45

Finding the Desktop and the Start Screen  46

Working with the Desktop  48

Summoning the Start screen and open apps  49

Cleaning up a messy desktop  51

Jazzing up the desktop’s background  52

Snapping an app alongside the desktop  54

Dumpster diving in the Recycle Bin  56

Bellying Up to the Taskbar  58

Shrinking windows to the taskbar and retrieving them  59

Switching to different tasks from the taskbar’s Jump Lists  60

Clicking the taskbar’s sensitive areas  60

Customizing the taskbar  63

The taskbar’s crazy toolbars 64

Making Programs Easier to Find  65

Add five helpful icons to your desktop  65

Creating taskbar shortcuts for

your favorite programs  66

Chapter 4: Basic Desktop Window Mechanics    69

Dissecting a Typical Desktop Window  70

Tugging on a window’s title bar  71

Navigating folders with a window’s Address Bar  73

Finding commands on the Ribbon  74

Quick shortcuts with the Navigation Pane  76

Moving inside a window with its scroll bar  78

Boring borders  79

Maneuvering Windows Around the Desktop 79

Moving a window to the top of the pile  80

Moving a window from here to there  81

Making a window fill the whole screen  81

Closing a window  82

Making a window bigger or smaller  82

Placing two windows side by side  83

Making windows open to the same darn size  83

Chapter 5: Storage: Internal, External, and in the Sky   85

Browsing the File Explorer File Cabinets  86

Getting the Lowdown on Folders and Libraries  88

Peering into Your Drives, Folders, and Libraries  89

Seeing the files on a disk drive  89

Seeing what’s inside a folder  91

Managing a library’s folders 92

Creating a New Folder  94

Renaming a File or Folder  96

Selecting Bunches of Files or Folders  96

Getting Rid of a File or Folder 97

Copying or Moving Files and Folders  98

Writing to CDs and DVDs  100

Buying the right kind of blank CDs and DVDs for burning  100

Working with Flash Drives and Memory Cards  103

SkyDrive: Your Cubbyhole in the Clouds 104

Accessing files with the SkyDrive app  105

Accessing SkyDrive from the desktop  107

Chapter 6: Working with Apps  109

Starting a Program or App  109

Adding and Deleting Apps  112

Adding new apps from the Store app 113

Uninstalling apps  115

Updating Your Apps 115

Finding Currently Running Start Screen Apps  116

Locating a Missing App, Program, Setting, or File  117

Chapter 7: Engaging the Social Apps  121

Adding Your Social Accounts to Windows 8  122

Understanding the Mail App 125

Navigating the Mail app’s views, menus, and accounts  126

Composing and sending an e-mail  129

Reading a received e-mail  132

Sending and Receiving Files through E-Mail  133

Saving a received attachment  133

Sending a file as an attachment  135

Managing Your Contacts in the People App  136

Adding contacts  137

Deleting or editing contacts  138

Managing Appointments in Calendar  139

Chatting through Messaging141

Chapter 8: Entertaining Yourself through the Start Screen  145

What’s an ISP, and Why Do I Need One?  146

Connecting Wirelessly to the Internet 147

Browsing Quickly from the Start Screen  151

Moving Among Web
Pages 154

Clicking links  154

Typing web addresses in the Address Bar 154

Using Internet Explorer’s toolbar  155

Playing Music from the Start Screen  158

Taking Photos with the Camera App  161

Viewing Photos from the Start Screen 163

Chapter 9: Customizing Windows 8 and Computing Safely  167

Finding the Right Switch  168

The Start Screen’s PC Settings Screen 169

The Big Guns: The Desktop’s Control Panel  172

System and Security 174

Assessing your safety in the Action Center 174

Avoiding Viruses with Windows Defender 175

Avoiding phishing scams  177

User Accounts and Family Safety 178

Network and Internet  180

Changing the Windows 8 Appearance and Personalization  180

Changing the desktop background 181

Choosing a screen saver  182

Changing the computer’s theme 183

Changing the screen resolution  184

Hardware and Sound  186

Adjusting volume and sounds  187

Installing or setting up speakers 188

Adding a Bluetooth gadget 189

Adding an Xbox 360 game console  191

Adding a printer  192

Clock, Language, and Region  193

Adding or Removing Programs  194

Removing apps and programs  195

Installing new programs  196

Modifying Windows 8 for the Physically Challenged  197

Chapter 10: Ten Things You’ll Hate about Windows 8   201

I Want to Avoid the Start Screen! 201

I Want to Avoid the Desktop!  203

I Can’t Copy Music to My iPod  205

Windows Makes Me Sign In All the Time  205

The Taskbar Keeps Disappearing  206

I Can’t Keep Track of Open Windows  207

I Can’t Line Up Two Windows on the Screen  208

It Won’t Let Me Do Something Unless I’m an Administrator!  208

I Don’t Know What Version of Windows I Have  209

My Print Screen Key Doesn’t Work  210

Index  211
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James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are the bestselling coauthors of The Leadership Challenge, A Leader′s Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership. They also developed the highly–acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360–degree assessment tool based on The Five Practices. They are among the most sought–after scholars and educators on the subjects of leadership and leadership development.

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