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 H. Palestini is dean emeritus and professor of educational leadership at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Educational Leadership Institute and Center for Urban Catholic Education at SJU. In addition, almost fifty years in the field of education, he has been a science teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools.
Preface Chapter One Contemporary Leadership Theory Chapter Two Leading with Mind and Heart Chapter Three Lincoln v. Lenin I. Abraham Lincoln II. Vladimir Lenin Chapter Four Roosevelt v. Hitler I. Theodore Roosevelt II. Adolph Hitler Chapter Five Edison v. Ponzi I. Thomas Edison II. Charles Ponzi Chapter Six Addams v. Capone I. Jane Addams II. al Capone Chapter Seven Dewey v. Zedong I. John Dewey II. Mao Zedong Chapter Eight Montessori v. Stalin I. Maria Montessori II. Joseph Stalin Chapter Nine Friere v. Jones I. Paulo Friere II. Jim Jones Chapter Ten Paterno v. Milosevic I. Joe Paterno II Slobodan Milosevic Chapter Eleven Carter v. Hussein I. Jimmy Carter II. Saddam Hussein Chapter Twelve Buffett v. Madoff I. Warren Buffett II. Bernard Madoff Chapter Thirteen Leadership Lessons Learned Appendix: Heart Smart Survey