Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby: For Leaders Ages 8 to 88

Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby: For Leaders Ages 8 to 88

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Overview

Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby is a self-help, educational, entertaining book that teaches essential, personal, leadership skills. Regardless of one's specific leadership role, there are basic principles which strengthen all leaders' abilities and can help to assure their success. This book defines those skills by making them clear and easily understood, through a clever combination of literary text targeted to adult leaders, combined with captivating childlike stories. Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby models a literary style similar to Spenser Johnson's Who Moved My Cheese? by illustrating real world lessons through the stories of engaging fictional characters. Additionally, the perennial favorite gift for graduates, Dr. Seuss' Oh, the Places You'll Go! is another example of the style of this book...appealing to young and older audiences alike. Leaders, ages 8 to 88, will learn lessons in leadership in ways that are not only meaningful and memorable but also engaging, entertaining and enchanting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537237619
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

ANN McMULLAN
Education Consultant, Public Speaker, Author

Ann McMullan is the founder and lead consultant of her own education consulting firm, based in Los Angeles, California, who understands leadership firsthand from her sixteen years of leading innovative change in Klein ISD, a fast growing dynamic school district near Houston, Texas. Ann serves education leaders, teachers, nonprofits and firms doing business with schools and school districts to advise and assist with their leadership and strategic planning work. She facilitates leadership workshops, both face to face and via webinars. As a recognized thought leader in her field, Ann is a frequent contributor to education journals and newsletters. Ann's public speaking engagements include international, national and state conference keynotes, workshops, breakout sessions and panel presentations on leading the transformation of learning and teaching to meet the needs of today's students, teachers and administrators.

MICHAEL BARRETT
Free-lance writer

Michael Barrett is a free-lance writer, born and residing in San Antonio, Texas. He attended that city's Trinity University and University of California at Davis.His film articles and reviews can be found in Video Watchdog, Nostalgia Digest and PopMatters.com. Michael has written creatively about wallabies, zeppelins, penguins, poltergeists, skunks, extraterrestrials, and all manner of joy and devilment.
He offers his services to write on demand.

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idiotprogrammer2 More than 1 year ago
This clever and beautifully illustrated book tries to do the impossible: discuss the challenges of managing people in such elementary terms that even a kid could understand it. It's a captivating collaboration by an educational consultant, a children's author and a talented artist. The book is brief --- it's less than 20 pages -- but it presents important insights about leadership that even the most book-averse could absorb without too much pain. I see the book as accomplishing three things. First, it facilitates discussion by providing silly (and imaginary) examples of well-run and dysfunctional organizations. Second it contains whimsical verse of clueless animal bosses (complete with cute drawings) which directly relate to the concepts described on the page preceding it. Third, it emphasizes the importance of soft management skills (like listening, giving credit and responding to conflict from a loving perspective). The whole book has a "maternal vibe" to it, and that is somewhat unusual for a book on management; this certainly is appropriate in some contexts (such as education and nonprofits), but in other business contexts, it may seem too touchy-feely and not goal-oriented enough. Still, the books makes a few points quickly and makes them well (and entertainingly). The book is a great ice-breaker for managers who are seeking a light-hearted way to introduce management concepts to staff.