A Game Plan for Effective Leadership: Lessons from 10 Successful Coaches in Moving Theory to Practice

A Game Plan for Effective Leadership: Lessons from 10 Successful Coaches in Moving Theory to Practice

by Robert Palestini
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1578868149

ISBN-13: 9781578868148

Pub. Date: 07/11/2008

Publisher: R&L Education

The conventional wisdom is that leaders are born, not made. Author Robert Palestini argues that his experience and scholarly research indicate that leadership skills can be learned. The first chapter of this book speaks to the so-called 'science' of administration and leadership, while the second chapter deals with the 'art' of leadership. One needs to learn how to

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The conventional wisdom is that leaders are born, not made. Author Robert Palestini argues that his experience and scholarly research indicate that leadership skills can be learned. The first chapter of this book speaks to the so-called 'science' of administration and leadership, while the second chapter deals with the 'art' of leadership. One needs to learn how to lead with both mind (science) and heart (art) to be truly effective. The effective building blocks of quality leadership are the skills of communication motivation, organizational development, management and creativity. Mastering the theory and practice in these areas of study will produce high quality leadership ability and, in turn, produce successful leaders. This book uses the case study approach in order to facilitate placing theory into effective practice. Each chapter contains an extensive study on one of ten of the most successful basketball coaches of our times including, Phil Jackson, Bobby Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Riley, Pat Summitt, and Dean Smith. The book looks to see how these coaches were able to place leadership theory into effective practice. The lessons learned will prove invaluable to leaders and aspiring leaders, whether they be a parent, teacher, school principal, athletic director, coach or CEO.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578868148
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
07/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
767,022
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Contemporary Leadership Theory Chapter 2 Leading with Heart Chapter 3 Phil Jackson Chapter 4 Dr. Jack Ramsay Chapter 5 Pat Riley Chapter 6 Bobby Knight Chapter 7 Mike Krzyzewski Chapter 8 Dean Smith Chapter 9 Pat Summitt Chapter 10 John Thompson Chapter 11 John Wooden Chapter 12 Bob Hurley Chapter 13 Leadership Lessons Learned

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