Caring Enough to Lead: How Reflective Practice Leads to Moral Leadership

Caring Enough to Lead: How Reflective Practice Leads to Moral Leadership

by Leonard O. Pellicer
     
 

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Discover the meaning of caring leadership and bring your school to a new level of excellence!

The author examines what it means to be an effective, caring leader who develops meaningful bonds with staff members to establish common core values. This updated edition of a bestseller demonstrates the relationship between caring leadership and moral and

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Discover the meaning of caring leadership and bring your school to a new level of excellence!

The author examines what it means to be an effective, caring leader who develops meaningful bonds with staff members to establish common core values. This updated edition of a bestseller demonstrates the relationship between caring leadership and moral and ethical choices and expands on the power of caring leadership to transform schools. This revised edition provides veteran and aspiring leaders with:

• Two new chapters on the art of caring leadership • Real-world examples that illustrate what leaders encounter each day • Expanded reflective exercises in each chapter

Editorial Reviews

Kathe Stanley
"Reading this book was an addictive sort of process. It has a very personal feel to it, as if the authorwas talking to the reader."
Douglas Rinaca
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.The author'spersonal stories were realistic, which made hispoints easy to envision. I am thankful to have the privilege to addthis to my library."
Doris A. Ezell-Schmitz
"Thank you for writing Caring Enough to Lead! This book has encouraged me in so many ways.God bless you and your creative genius!"
Cathy Love
"I absolutely loved Caring Enough to Lead. I was amazed to find someone who thinks just like I do. As I was reading, I found many real-life experienceswithwhich I could identify. The scenarios, metaphors, and vignettes made the book come to life. Thank you for writing such an entertaining, yet educational text."
Gayle B. Sawyer
"In the universe of tedious tomes on leadership, Caring Enough to Lead exists on another planet, light years away from comparison to a textbook. This book is a thought-provoking conversation with the author, who proves in a few short chapters that the truths for effective leading are the same as the truths for successful living. Pellicer succeeds in guiding the reader with a humorous, touching, and personal style to reflect on the values and beliefs of true leaders."
Martha W. Mickler
"Avaluable resource for all leadership development programs. It will not only motivate emerging leaders, but will inspire all leaders to reflect on their own journeys and appreciate the caring relationships valued in work and daily lives. Pellicer's writing speaks to your heart while so vividly illustrating the true meaning of leadership."
Nancy Stanford-Blair
"Strikes at the core of our national conversation about moral leadership. Through the art of storytelling, Pellicer helps us understand that becoming a loving, humble servant to those we lead is the real measure of strength in leadership. He makes a compelling case that masterful leadership is not about what you do, but who you are becoming. This book is a must-read for all leaders, from aspiring to retiring,who are interested in their own journey."
Candace Bower
"Pellicer reminds educators why we entered the education field in the first place. He has hit the proverbial nail on its head, and I highly encourage all graduate schoolsof education and all teacher leaders to make this book required reading!"
Mary Ann Kahl
"Pellicer's work continues to inspire another generation of school leaders. My students are hungry for the profound, for the deep, and for the internal insight into the work that they do. This book provides a platform and a space for this to happen."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452280769
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
478 KB

Meet the Author

Leonard O. Pellicer is Dean of the School of Education and Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne and Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of South Carolina. He has served in a number of teaching and leadership roles over the past thirty-five years. He served as the first director of the South Carolina Educational Policy Center, at the University of South Carolina, and was also the director of the African American Professors Program, a program designed to address the problem of a shortage of African American professors at predominantly white higher-education institutions. His experiences prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina include service as a high school and middle school teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, and director of a teacher education center that provided staff development opportunities for teachers and administrators in five Florida school districts. In 1986 to 1987, he was a Fullbright Scholar in Southeast Asia. During this period, he taught graduate classes at the University of the Philippines and used his expertise in school leadership to assist in developing programs to train school leaders in the region. From 1992 to 195, he spent a good deal of time in the Republic of South Africa as a member of a team that developed a field-based training program for black principals in the "new South Africa." He holds a bachelor's degree in English education and master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville. For more than twenty-five years, he has written, consulted, and spoken extensively in the areas of school leadership, instructional leadership, and educational programs for disadvantaged students. He has coauthored two other books with Lorin Anderson for Corwin Press, including A Handbook for Teacher Leaders (1995 and Teacher Peer Assistance and Review: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Administrators (2001).

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