ERIC Number: ED495365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-28
Leadership and Futuring: Making Visions Happen
Hoyle, John R.
Well-educated, charismatic leaders who can improve systems to enrich the lives of others are needed today more than ever. In this updated edition, John Hoyle identifies vision, motivation, flexibility, and openness to invention and opportunity as key characteristics of effective leaders, and challenges school administrators to think outside the box-to explore the vital links between effective leadership and visioning for the future. Illustrating new and vivid team-building exercises, this resource guides educators striving to lead, inspire, and motivate students and team members toward positive personal visions and a successful life and career. The book also: (1) Explains the relationship between leadership and futuring; (2) Describes seven visionary leaders; (3) Links motivation research to contemporary organizations; (4) Offers inspirational stories about successful visionaries; (5) Provides step-by-step futuring techniques for workshops; and (6) Suggests how leaders create, communicate, and put forth a service vision. Leadership and Futuring is about dynamic change based on visionary leadership not just for today but for the future-in education, business, government, and any field. Following a Foreword, Acknowledgments, About the Author and an Introduction, this book contains six chapters: (1) What's Leadership Got to Do With Futuring?; (2) Visionary Leaders I Have Known and Others I Wish I Had Known; (3) Motivating Others to Engage in Futuring; (4) Making Visions Happen; (5) Staff Development Techniques to Envision and Create Real-World Programs; and (6) The Visionary Leader You Can Become. This book concludes with a Bibliography, References and an Index.
Descriptors: Motivation, Vision, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership, Administrator Characteristics, Educational Objectives, Administrator Guides, Teamwork, Workshops, Professional Development, Staff Development, Futures (of Society), Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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