Generative Leadership: Shaping New Futures for Today's Schools (Hardback)
  • Generative Leadership: Shaping New Futures for Today's Schools (Hardback)

Generative Leadership: Shaping New Futures for Today's Schools (Hardback)

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Hardback 136 Pages / Published: 26/06/2008
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"Our schools need leadership that challenges the imaginations of our students and teachers. They need leadership that can uncover the liberating opportunities concealed within daunting challenges-this is the defining ability of American genius. This is the 'generative leadership' we come to understand so clearly in this powerful and concise volume."

-From the Foreword by Senator John H. Glenn

A new concept of leadership for 21st century needs!

This innovative resource defines generative leadership as an approach that taps into an organization's collective intelligence and energy to generate growth and effective solutions. Drawing on brain research as well as leadership studies from corporations, the authors provide powerful insights that illustrate how leaders can release and guide the initiative, talent, and creative resources within educational communities. The book also examines:

Educational communities as systems of interdependencies

Generative environments in flexible, resilient companies and links to current leadership strategies

Tools and processes that can serve as catalysts for organizational development and personal leadership growth

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412953016
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 13 mm

"The authors articulate complex concepts in a way that makes application understandable. This book provides a flexible framework for working with staff to create an environment where everyone experiences authentic learning and gains deep understandings." -- Sandra K. Stanley, Executive Director of Instruction and Pupil Services
"An excellent journey into the new world of generative leadership! The authors focus on the K-12 system, but the book has applications for every level of education, including post-secondary." -- Tracy Edwards, President and CEO
"A succinct and elegant synthesis of compelling ideas that are central to effective education and educational reform. The developmental path that the authors spell out for leaders is both clear and profound. We strongly recommend this book to all those interested in improving education." -- Geoffrey and Renate Nummela Caine, Executive Secretary and Director of Research
"This powerful and passionate text is an excellent read for everyone, from those who are struggling to lead their schools to those who have been generative leaders but didn't have the voice or language to define it. A must-read for those entrusted with leading today's students and schools." -- Leslie Wilson, President
"Klimek, Ritzenhein, and Sullivan provide a useful and powerful tool for taking educational leaders from yesteryear into the future. This book is the spark that will light the fire within every educator and empower today's school leaders and those around them." -- Mary Madden, Principal
"Provides a dynamic and powerful model for organizational change founded on practical, realistic principles. The generative approach enables leaders to meet the contemporary needs and complex challenges that schools face by calling on the talent, energy, and creativity of all individuals in an organization." -- DiAnne Pellerin, Superintendent
"Students need to learn how to learn. This book is a tactical presentation of how to accomplish this goal, describing an ideal environment for teachers to instill students with critical reading and thinking skills." -- Kathryn Clark, Chief Executive Officer
"A masterful synthesis of the most vital educational research findings and key leadership lessons of our time, presented in an engaging, accessible way. This book gives language, structures, and approaches for designing authentic learning environments that engage the vitality of those involved in any educational setting." -- Chris Koenig Seguin, Art Education Department Chairperson
"What a contribution! This book should be required reading for all aspiring school leaders." -- Roberta E. Glaser, Retired Assistant Superintendent
"Extremely helpful for today's educational leaders working to improve schools for tomorrow. The book is well designed for both individual study and reflection as well as for group or faculty book study." -- Amy Allen, Educational Consultant
"This book is unlike any leadership book I have seen in education, offering a team leadership model that offers hope for the future of education through more appropriate leadership styles." -- Renee Peoples, Teacher
"The material is well integrated, building from a definition of each of the three foundational concepts of the book, an historical perspective on how each of the concepts was formed, and how the concepts impact leadership. The book goes on to show how the concepts meld together to become generative leadership and then shifts to how the leader might use the concepts in his or her workplace." -- Stephen D. Shepperd, Principal
"The reader gets a clear picture of what a generative leader is and what tools and resources are needed for the generative leader to survive in an ever-changing world. I found ideas and suggestions that I could easily incorporate into my leadership style and use with my staff." -- Gustava Cooper-Baker, Principal
"This book helps us see the positives that can be rescued from our attempts to over-emphasize using data and measurement solely for accountability at the expense using it to create the nurturing instructional environment that is necessary for creative human growth. I came away from the book with a new understanding of what I am seeing in the world of education today." -- Jane Belmore, Educational Leadership Doctoral Faculty
"Our schools need leadership that challenges the imaginations of our students and teachers. They need leadership that can uncover the liberating opportunities concealed within daunting challenges-this is the defining ability of American genius. This is the 'generative leadership' we come to understand so clearly in this powerful and concise volume." -- From the Foreword by Senator John H. Glenn
"Highly original in its synthesis of ideas. This is a wonderful book that is very much needed at this time. The stories are woven with great effect." -- Sam Crowell, Director
"Provides the tools necessary for the transformation of traditional educational institutions and programs into vibrant, exciting, and creative centers for learning. This is a must-read for all educators and should be the foundation of professional development activities for both aspiring and experienced administrators." -- Arnold A. Kummerow, Superintendent
"A winning guide that educators need." -- The Bookwatch, July 2008

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