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Bringing to book form the principles and practices behind the renowned Georgetown University Leadership Development Program, this essential resource dispels the myths about good leadership and sheds light on the values and actions that steer an individual and an organization toward success. Mental health administrators and program developers will
Throughout the book, the expert contributors distill the best of today's theory and research on leadership and bring key points to life with real-world examples and anecdotes. And practical worksheets help readers address conflict, improve their resiliency, clarify their views of leadership, collaborate effectively during team meetings, and more.
No matter where readers are on their leadership journey—whether they're new to their roles or veterans seeking to renew their passion and commitment—this book will help them master the skills they need to guide and motivate staff, bring about positive systems change, and ensure the best outcomes for children and families.
Learn more about the Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health series.
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About the Editors
About the Contributors
Introduction: A Philosophy and Framework for Leadership in Children's Services 1
I The Call to Lead
1 Personal Vision and Leadership Coretta Mallery Mallery, Coretta 7
2 Personal Values and Leadership Knute Rotto Rotto, Knute 21
II Leading in the Context of Human Service Delivery
3 Leadership functions and Styles Cathy Ciano Ciano, Cathy 37
4 The Work of Leadership in Systems Change for Human Services and Education: Addressing the Adaptive Challenge Albert Zachik Zachik, Albert 53
III The Leader in Action
5 Building Strategic Relationships Jessica Raper Raper, Jessica 87
6 Building Common Ground Elizabeth Z. Waetzig Waetzig, Elizabeth Z. 107
7 Adaptation and Innovation Coretta Mallery Mallery, Coretta 141
IV Aspiration, Inspiration, and Survival
8 Understanding, Overcoming Pitfalls Sandra A. Spencer Spencer, Sandra A. 155
9 Resilience for Leaders in Times of Change W. Henry Gregory, Jr Gregory, W. Henry, Jr 167
V Leadership within a Cultural and Organizational Context
10 Culture and Leadership in Systems of Care Dnika J. Travis Travis, Dnika J. 199