Most communities and organizations require someone in the role of organizer to successfully create change. Being a Leader and Making Decisions tells the stories of great leaders-why they led, how they gained support and became leaders, and why people followed them. Through historical and modern examples, readers will learn about both positive and negative traits of leaders and find suggestions about how to take the lead in their own lives and communities.
Character Education is designed to provide readers with a greater knowledge and understanding of everyday social and emotional issues while at the same time reinforcing those ideas with related history and current events topics. To develop his or her character, a person must understand core virtues, care about them, and act upon them. This series aims to help readers want of become people of character.
Table of Contents
Introduction Madonna M. Murphy Sharon L. Banas 7
1 What Makes a Good Leader? 13
2 Thrust into Leadership 24
3 Inspirational Leadership 39
4 Leading in the Community 52
5 Leading at Work 66
6 Leading the Way 83
7 When Leadership Goes Bad 100
8 How You Can Be a Good Leader 111
Further Resources 127
Picture Credits 130
About the Author and Consultants 136