A Path to Leadership: The Heroic Follower

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"What are the characteristics of an effective leader? What leadership behaviors lead to success? What is the best leadership style?" These questions have been posed by countless scholars in an attempt to find the most effective leadership style. Though many books have been written on this topic, all have failed to include the traits of an effective follower. A Path to Leadership: The Heroic Follower details six traits of effective followers: purpose, responsibility, communication, flexibility, integrity, and sensitivity.

Palestini includes a checklist at the end of each chapter to help readers assess whether they have mastered the information and a 70-question survey to help readers assess whether they exhibit the six qualities of an effective follower.

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Editorial Reviews

School Administrator
The strength of this volume is the co-mingling of the traits of leadership and followership.
Reference and Research Book News
Although effective leadership is a subject often discussed, Palestini looks at the other side of the coin and considers, instead, the characteristics of successful followers. He outlines six traits based on interviews with leaders: purpose, responsibility, communication, flexibility, integrity, and sensitivity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578862979
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/7/2006
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert H. Palestini is dean of graduate and continuing studies at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He has been in the field of education for more than 40 years as a teacher, principal, and superintendent.

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Table of Contents

1 Back to basics! 5
2 Start the race knowing where the finish line is! 13
3 It's not always the teacher's fault! 46
4 Don't contribue to the communication gap! 72
5 Be the change that you seek in others! 104
6 Do unto others ... ! 149
7 Have a heart! 164
8 Putting it all together ... and keeping it going! 182
9 Implications for organizational development 198
App. A The mind & heart smart diagnosis model 249
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