Leadership with a Conscience: Educational Leadership as a Moral Science (Paperback)
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Leadership with a Conscience: Educational Leadership as a Moral Science (Paperback)

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Paperback 284 Pages / Published: 02/12/2011
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Leaders and aspiring leaders are constantly searching for role models who are successful in placing leadership theory into effective practice. This book identifies ten such role models whose heroic leadership behavior is analyzed in order to reveal what particular abilities and skills made them successful and how those attributes can be applied to one's own leadership practice, whether that be as a classroom teacher, a principal or a superintendent of schools.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781610483940
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 20 mm


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Dr. Palestini's Leadership with a Conscience, explores the need for leaders to develop a leadership framework on both practical and theoretical levels. By examining the leadership behavior of a number of legendary leaders, one can easily trace the success or failure of the leader in relationship to whether he or she adhered to Bolman and Deal's Four Frames of Leadership, as well as Palestini's moral frame. This is both fascinating as well as reflective reading for today's leaders as well as a great springboard for discussion in leadership groups. -- Patricia Fadden, I.H.M., President, Immaculata University
Robert Palestini's new book, Leadership with a Conscience speaks to the age. As Americans become more concerned about the character and behavior of leaders in business, education, entertainment, sports and public affairs, they fervently seek models of effective leadership that might inform and inspire them and their successors. Drawing on his own experience and his close reading of history and biography, Dr. Palestini examines the characteristics and behaviors manifested by twenty legendary leaders through the lens of both Bolman and Deal' Four Frames of Leadership as well as his own moral frame (rooted in the principles of the Ignatian Vision); all of which offers a more comprehensive situational leadership theory. Palestini's book takes a common sense approach to issues of leadership by offering a clear connection between theory and practice that will inform, inspire and encourage leaders to examine their leadership behavior honestly and, hopefully, act accordingly. -- Gregory G. Dell'Omo, Ph.D, President, Robert Morris University
There is no better way to learn about leadership than to study great leaders looking for the habits of mind and heart that enabled them to make a difference. That's just what Robert Palestini does in Leading with a Conscience, taking readers on a journey through the lives of some twenty legendary leaders as diverse, fascinating and instructive as Jane Addams and Warren Buffet at one end of the moral spectrum, and Vladimir Lenin and Bernie Madoff at the other end. Anyone interested in leadership and the lives of emblematic leaders should find much to like in Palestini's new book. -- John Smithson, Interim President, Saint Joseph's University

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