Leaders and aspiring leaders are constantly searching for role models who are successful in placing leadership theory into effective practice. This book identifies ten such role models whose heroic leadership behavior is analyzed in order to reveal what particular abilities and skills made them successful and how those attributes can be applied to one's own leadership practice, whether that be as a classroom teacher, a principal, or a superintendent of schools.
Robert Palestini is dean emeritus and professor of educational leadership at Saint Joseph's University (SJU) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also the founding executive director of the Educational Leadership Institute and Center for Catholic Urban Education at SJU. In addition, with almost fifty years in the field of education, he has been a science teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools.
1 Contemporary Leadership Theory 2 Leading with Heart 3 Noah Webster 4 Horace Mann 5 Booker T. Washington 6 Charles William Eliot 7 Marie Montessori 8 Robert Hutchins 9 John Dewey 10 Paulo Freire 11Theodore Hesburgh 12 Marcus Foster 13 Leadership Lessons Learned Appendix: Diagnostics References About the Author