The Office of Student Engagement provides a variety of resources to all student leaders on campus. Whether it's our leadership library books or materials or one-on-one consulting on leadership dilemmas or topics, we're available to help.
Our colleagues from across campus also have an interest in leadership. Stop by the Career Development Office to discuss how leadership opportunities can benefit your portfolio of collegiate experiences and help you get a job after graduation. Staff in Residential Life are interested in helping students gain practical skills and tools to help lead others. Spirituality and leadership go hand in hand and the chaplain is interested in helping students strengthen their leadership skills. The Athletics Department works to train student athletes to be leaders on the field or court, but also outside of their athletic interests.
Leadership Tip Sheets
- Active Listening (PDF)
- Conflict Management (PDF)
- Delegation (PDF)
- Effective Meetings (PDF)
- Goal Setting (PDF)
- Recognition (PDF)
- Stress Management (PDF)
- Team Building (PDF)
- Time Management (PDF)
- Working with an Adviser (PDF)
The Office of Student Engagement has begun a lending library on leadership-focused books and videos, which are available to Goucher students, facutly, and staff. Book materials are available for a two-week period and can be renewed for another two weeks if needed. Videos are only available for a one-week period and cannot be extended consecutively. The Leadership Library is available during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Astin, Helen S. & Carole Leland. Women of Influence, Women of Vision: A Cross-Generation Study of Leaders and Social Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991.
Burns, James M. Leadership. New York: Perennial, 1978.
Ciulla, Joanne B. Ethics, the Heart of Leadership. West Port, CT: Praeger, 2004.
DePree, Max. Leadership Jazz. New York: Dell Trade Paperback, 1992.
Goleman, Daniel. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
Higher Education Research Institute. A Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook. University of California, Los Angeles, 1996.
Kellerman, Barbara. Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
Kouzes, James M. & Barry Z. Posner. The Leadership Challenge (3rd Edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
Matusak, Larraine R. Finding Your Voice: Learning to Lead...Anywhere You Want to Make a Difference. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.
Newstrom, John W. & Edward E. Scannell. Games Trainers Play. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1980.
Newstrom, John W. & Edward E. Scannell. Even More Games Trainers Play. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1994.
Northouse, Peter G. Leadership: Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2004.
Sugar, Steve & George Takacs. Games That Teach Teams: 21 Activities to Super-Charge Your Group! San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
Charterhouse Learning. FiSH!: Catch the Energy. Release the Potential. Videocassette.
EVN. Building Sound Self Esteem. Videocassette.
Fred Pryor Seminars. Exceptional Customer Service: The Essence of Customer Service - Video 1. Videocassette.
Fred Pryor Seminars. Exceptional Customer Service: Building Customer Goodwill and Trust - Video 2. Videocassette.
Fred Pryor Seminars. Exceptional Customer Service: Turning Around Angry Customers - Video 3. Videocassette.
Mark Sanborn. Team Building: How To Motivate and Manage People - Volume 1. Videocassette.
Mark Sanborn. Team Building: How To Motivate and Manage People - Volume 2. Videocassette.
Mark Sanborn. Team Building: How To Motivate and Manage People - Volume 3. Videocassette.
TiPS: Training for Intervention ProcedureS. Tips for the University: Acceptable Standard of Practice. Videocassette.