Leadership Through Story: Diverse Voices in Dialogue

Leadership Through Story: Diverse Voices in Dialogue

By: Sarah J. Noonan (author), Thomas L. Fish (contributor)Paperback

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An awareness regarding how to compose, tell, and share stories can assist education, human service professionals and business leaders in accomplishing leadership through collaborative processes. Leadership through Story: Diverse Voices in Dialogue introduces the power of story and its application to the various purposes and goals of leadership. Readers will learn how the exchange of stories honors cultural identities, encourages multiple perspectives, and inspires collective action within diverse communities.

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Sarah J. Noonan, an associate professor in the Leadership, Policy and Administration Department at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, teaches doctoral and masters courses in leadership and organizational theory, intercultural communication, and issues and challenges in executive leadership. Noonan previously served as a superintendent and assistant superintendent of schools, director of teaching and learning, and state director of gifted education before receiving an appointment to associate professor at the University of St. Thomas in 2000. Thomas L. Fish, an associate professor in the Leadership, Policy, and Administration Department at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for 35 years, teaches masters and doctoral courses in higher-education administration, leadership and organizational theory, and survey research. Named as a charter member of the National Community Education Hall of Fame, Fish also served as past president of the Minnesota and National Community Education Association.


1 Leadership Through Story: An Invitation to Dialogue 2 Story Elements: Metaphor, Meaning, Myth and Memory 3 Telling Stories, Changing Lives: Turning Points in Dialogue 4 Personal and Cultural Stories: Sources of Authenticity in Leadership 5 The Quest Narrative and the Call to Adventure: Defining Moments, Reflections, and Epiphanies 6 "I Am Another You": Leadership as a Moral Endeavor 7 Official Stories, Cover Stories, and Deceptions: Truth, Lies, and Everything in Between 8 Foolish Mistakes, Poor Decisions and Reckless Conduct: Avoiding Traps and Acts of Self-Betrayal 9 It's Never Too Late to Learn: The Importance of Learning in Leadership 10 Change as a Metaphor for Life: Transitions and Innovation 11 Wounds, Illness, Loss, and Suffering: The Therapeutic Nature of Story 12 Stories of Moral Courage: Seeing Injustice, Hearing the Call, Taking Action 13 Wolf and Wolf's Brother Speak: Listening to Diverse Voices 14 Cultural Identity and Survivance: The Power and Gift of Cultural Story

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781578866434
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781578866434
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 157886643X

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