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Leadership and the Force of Love discusses the overwhelming impact of leading with love and affirms that if you can’t love, you can’t lead.

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Editorial Reviews

Paul D. Houston
In this wonderful new book, Hoyle writes about the one four-letter word that leaders most avoid but should not—-love. He shares his understanding that the quickest way to the head is through the heart and leaders who can’t love, can’t lead.
Thomas J. Sergiovanni
This heartwarming book is vintage Hoyle--filled with insight and joy, the message is clear--love, you can’t lead without it! A must read for every member of your administrative team.
Gene Stallings
John Hoyle has written a powerful and very readable book about the force of love in producing champions in sports, business, education, and government. His real life stories and examples are filled with advice, humor, and inspsiration to jump-start your leadership efforts. A must read for your management team and friends.
Martha McCarthy
This powerful message comes at just the right time. We are indebted to John Hoyle for sharing his refreshing perspective on educational leadership and school reform that focuses on the worth and dignity of everyone involved.
Ben D. Welch
Leadership and the Force of Love portrays a powerful message. Dr. Hoyle delivers a unique and proven approach to leadership. By de-emphasizing the theories of leadership and focusing on the actual behaviors of successful leaders, this book will help all audiences gain an understanding of why effective leaders that incorporate these concepts are known by what they do— not what they say.
Martha Mc Carthy
This powerful message comes at just the right time. We are indebted to John Hoyle for sharing his refreshing perspective on educational leadership and school reform that focuses on the worth and dignity of everyone involved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761978701
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/20/2001
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Hoyle, a professor of educational administration at Texas A&M University, is an authority on the superintendency, leadership research, and future studies. He served as president of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration and was the first recipient of the NCPEA “Living Legend Award.” In a 2004 survey, Hoyle’s peers selected him as one of the four most “exceptional living scholars” in educational administration. Hoyle served as chair of the AASA National Commission on Professional Standards for the Superintendency and authored the document Professional Standards for the Superintendency. He has written numerous books, book chapters, articles, and papers and is a popular consultant, seminar leader, and motivational speaker.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Author xiv
Chapter 1. If You Can't Love, You Can't Lead 1
Defining Love 2
Liability in Love 2
Love Ignored 5
Some People Are Difficult to Love 5
Great Leaders Who Loved 7
Tough Love for Success 8
Parental Love and Teenagers 9
Love Overcomes Evil 9
The Loveless Workplace 10
Self-Respect and Love 11
Ten Days of Hell at Junction 11
Creating Heroes in Every Role 12
Leading With the Heart First 13
Chapter 2. Visioning With Love 15
The Power of Vision 15
Service Vision and Fred Brown's Success 16
Vision and Motivation 16
Passion and Vision 19
Attracting Others to Your Vision 20
The Vision Within 22
Improving Our Serve 24
Summary 26
Making It Work 27
Chapter 3. Communicating With Love 31
The Art and Science of Communication 33
Visibility and Communication 35
The Communication Walls in Higher Education 35
Listening With Heart and Ears 37
We All Make Mistakes 38
The Power of Persuasive Communication 39
Fired School Superintendents and Poor Communications 41
A Football Coach's Failure to Communicate 42
The Megalopolis Communications Mess: A Case Study 44
Chapter 4. Teamworking With Love 47
Competitive Team Players 48
Praise, Don't Blame 50
Violence at Work and School 54
The Case of the Barbie Doll Drill Team 55
Chapter 5. Empowering With Love 59
Power Without Love 61
From Power to Empowering With Love 62
Empowerment for Kids 64
Steps Toward Empowering With Love 65
Baseball and Empowering With Love 68
Chapter 6. Mentoring With Love 71
Definition of Mentoring 72
The Pain and Pleasure of Mentoring 73
Mentoring and Commitment 75
Executive Mentoring 75
Mentoring Women 77
Mentoring Minorities 79
Mentoring and Victory 81
Chapter 7. The Sixth Key: Evaluating With Love 85
Evaluation Is to Value 87
The Art of Evaluating With Love 87
Assessment Centers 89
No Perfect Evaluation System 90
The Power of Love in Judging Others 91
Quality and the Love Word 92
The Baldrige Criteria and Peak Performance 94
Love Takes Time to Work in Food Safety 95
High-Stakes Tests and Love for Students 97
Profit Over Patients 99
Love in the Air 100
Leading With Love While Evaluating 101
Models for Evaluating Organizations and the People in Them 102
How to Evaluate With Love 104
References 107
Index 113
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