New Book: "Developing Teen Leadership: A Practical Guide for Youth Group Advisors, Teachers and Parents" is Now Available

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New book by author Dan Appleman offers practical guidance for adults to teach teens essential leadership skills.

New book by author Dan Appleman offers practical guidance for adults to teach teens essential leadership skills.

Leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and motivate others, to communicate effectively, to take initiative, and to make plans and execute them, are more important than ever. Not long ago all it took to have a comfortable career was to do well in high school, get a college degree, and find a nice stable job. But the world is changing rapidly, many of the nice stable jobs have moved to developing countries, and even a college degree is not the sure investment it once was.

Good grades are not enough.

But there remain endless opportunities for those with real leadership skills - regardless of career choice. Leadership skills are what you need to manage a team, to stand out as an employee, to start a business and to nail that interview. These skills are as important as a high grade point average (if not more so).
But how do you teach them to teenagers?

Parents, teachers, coaches, scoutmasters, youth counselors and advisors strive to do so every day - but often have limited training on how best to accomplish that goal. “DEVELOPING TEEN LEADERSHIP” fills that gap. It is a relentlessly practical guide on how to effectively guide teens to become leaders.

“DEVELOPING TEEN LEADERSHIP” covers virtually every topic, issue and skill teens need to know - and how to teach them. The book also emphasizes how to teach teen leaders to teach leadership skills to each other, thus helping them become even stronger leaders.

Dan Appleman brings the lessons from over 20 years of experience as a youth group advisor (in addition to stints as a part time religious school teacher, camp counselor and court appointed special advocate) to Developing Teen Leadership. Author of How Computer Programming Works, Always Use Protection: A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing and numerous other technical books, Dan is better known for his technical career as CEO of Desaware Inc, Co-Founder of Apress publishing, and now CTO and co-founder of Full Circle CRM.

Developing Teen Leadership: A Practical Guide for Youth Group Advisors, Teachers and Parents
by Dan Appleman
Desaware Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-936754-007
LCCN: 2010943116
Publication Date: March 2011
$14.95/ 230 pages / soft cover

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