Edmund Burke, the British Statesman and philosopher, said that those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. In this book, at least as far as educational leadership is concerned, Robert Palestini helps ensure that we do not fall into the trap of ignoring history. Dr. Palestini rightly points out that effective leaders have been utilizing the same leadership behavior for centuries. He uses this evidence to support the perennial and lasting impact of situational leadership theory which posits that no single way of leading works in all situations. Rather, appropriate leadership behavior depends on the circumstances at a given time.
Robert Palestini is graduate dean emeritus and professor of education at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and founding executive director of the Educational Leadership Institute and Center for Catholic Urban Education at Saint Joseph's University. He has spent almost fifty years in various leadership positions and has written more than ten books on various aspects of leadership.
Introduction 1 Contemporary Leadership Theory 2 Leading with Heart 3 Jane Addams 4 Walt Disney 5 Thomas Alva Edison 6 Henry Ford 7 Mahatma Gandhi 8 Adolph Hitler 9 Pope John Paul II 10 Martin Luther King, Jr. 11 Vladimir Lenin 12 Mao Zedong 13 John D. Rockefeller 14 To Lead as Jesus Did 15 Leadership Lessons Learned Appendix: The Heart Smart Organizational Diagnosis Model References About the Author