ERIC Number: ED386809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Leadership and Futuring: Making Visions Happen. The Practicing Administrator's Leadership Series. Roadmaps to Success.
Hoyle, John R.
This book is designed to help administrators broaden their skills to create new and exciting learning organizations. Chapter 1 describes six visionary leaders who shared three attributes--the ability to communicate clearly, the capacity of caring for others, and a commitment to persistence. Chapter 2 presents an overview of futurism as a field of study and describes the use of futuring to create shared visions that emphasize the "end in mind." The futuring process is based on motivating others. Chapter 3 includes strategies and examples of successful visionaries who transformed visions into realities, stressing the importance of proper timing, good data, and financial support. A variety of step-by-step futuring techniques and group activities for use in workshops are presented in the fourth chapter. Chapter 5 offers practical challenges and suggestions to help school administrators become better visionary leaders. Two figures and an annotated bibliography of 10 sources are included. (Contains 29 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Motivation, Organizational Development
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 ($15).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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