K53 Learners https://k53tests.co.za Book IV: Foundations of Leadership promises a third and fourth edition with the same authors. Kelliher, Learner, and Pollock continue the tradition of engaging and providing leadership to students with regard to the foundation for building their personal and professional strengths. Along with the new companion volume, this collection of important texts provides the necessary tools to create a rich and rewarding future. This volume includes: Foundations of Leadership, edited by Barbara Gertson; Understanding and Using Executive Compensation, edited by Donald P. Poelstra and Joseph T. Lyle; The Benefits of Leadership, edited by Robert S. Kaplan; The Tenacity of Conscience, edited by John C. Maxwell and Peter J. Berberle; Managers: The Benefits and Responsibilities of Managing People, edited by Christopher P. Jennings; The Value of Good Risking, andoken by Peter C. Smith; Changing Ones Times, andoken by J. Davidkins and edited by Richard F. DeJarnette; Changing One’s Fortune, andoken by Jennifer M. Poelstra; and Making Things Happen, edited by Steven S. Simmons and Karen E. Randall.
“Foundations of Leadership” continues the excellent work begun in Learners Book IV: Foundations of Leadership and covers some of the same territory, examining ten areas of skills related to becoming an effective leader. These ten areas are: Self-awareness, motivation, decision-making, delegating/approaching, conflict resolution, preparation, assertiveness, vision, and influence. The authors also discuss their key strategies for transforming oneself through the process of becoming a leader. Part one of the book covers the basics of self-awareness, motivating others, dealing with conflict, delegating and approaching it, preparing for action, dealing with change, and developing and maintaining your driving license. Part two examines the motivation issue, looking at how to change the way you think and act so that you can change others’ behaviors and circumstances so that they see your sense of motivation.
The final chapter of K53 Learners Book IV, “Maintain Your License,” goes into the specifics of motorcycle insurance, motorcycle coverage, and the code for a motorcycle driver’s educational requirements. It discusses the use of a motorcycle helmet, maintaining good motorcycle repair and care, and common motorcycle injuries. It briefly reviews the rules of the road, the importance of signaling and courtesy, proper maintenance of your motorcycle, appropriate use of your motorcycle headset and ear plugs, and what to do if someone is riding erratically on your motorcycle. Some of the safety tips the book discusses include riding at an angle, following posted speed limits, and looking both ways before riding.
After the detailed discussion of the chapters in this text, there is a brief section on “practical application” with some practical examples and a couple of suggestions about specific situations. That’s all the section has. I’d have liked a better explanation of the steps to take if you become a full k 53 motorcycle learner.
I learned a lot from this book, but I think that most readers will find the information presented too detailed and technical for the layperson. This isn’t the book for beginners. If you are a beginner and you have a clear understanding of what you’re doing and why, this book should help you become a better rider. For advanced riders, it provides additional detail, practical advice, and maybe some answers to your upcoming learners licence test questions.
The book is relatively short (under 400 pages), and while the information presented is of high quality, it may be more difficult to understand if you don’t have previous knowledge of motorbike theory or practical riding. The language used is not English, and there are several spelling errors throughout. Despite these minor flaws, the book remains a must-have for any motorcycle learner, South African or anywhere else for that matter. Highly recommended.