Game Plan For Effective Leadership

Game Plan For Effective Leadership

by Robert H. Palestini
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578868149

ISBN-13: 9781578868148

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Conventional wisdom is that leaders are born, not made. In A Game Plan for Effective Leadership, Robert Palestini argues that his experience and 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…  See more details below

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Conventional wisdom is that leaders are born, not made. In A Game Plan for Effective Leadership, Robert Palestini argues that his experience and 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 building blocks of quality leadership are the skills of communication, motivation, organizational development, management, and creativity. Mastering theory and practice in these areas of study will produce high-quality leadership ability and, in turn, successful leaders.

A Game Plan for Effective Leadership uses the case-study approach to facilitate moving theory into effective practice. Chapters contain extensive studies 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 examines how these coaches were able to place leadership theory into effective practice. The lessons are invaluable to leaders and aspiring leaders, including parents, teachers, school principals, athletic directors, coaches, and CEOs.

About the Author:
Robert Palestini is dean and professor of educational leadership at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578868148
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Phil Martelli Martelli, Phil

1 Contemporary Leadership Theory 1

2 Leading with Heart 21

3 Phil Jackson 47

4 Dr. Jack Ramsay 64

5 Pat Riley 92

6 Bobby Knight 107

7 Mike Krzyzewski 120

8 Dean Smith 134

9 Pat Summitt 145

10 John Thompson 172

11 John Wooden 188

12 Bob Hurley 200

13 Leadership Lessons Learned 212

Appendix The Heart Smart Organizational Diagnosis Model 217

Notes 225

References 229

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