"Using a wonderful combination of research, stories, case studies, and reflective activities, the authors give their readers the gift of a new understanding of leadership and provide them with the tools they need to bring new life and effectiveness to their role." - Pat Wolfe, Educational Consultant, Mind Matters, Inc, Minneapolis.Building on the principles of "Connecting Leadership to the Brain" (Michael H. Dickmann and Nancy Stanford-Blair, Corwin Press 2002), this latest work empowers leaders with the practical tools they need to immediately impact others' learning and achievement. The authors masterfully translate complex research about brain interactions into easy-to-read explanations and ready-to-use practices. Short stories and subsequent "reflection zones" throughout the book help us to examine what we know about leadership through our experiences, and offer compelling insights into enhancing leadership through the brain-based techniques provided.
Some unique features of this text include: integrated intuitive reflection exercises; tips for nurturing-and understanding the nature of-intelligence; definition of leadership within a historical context; and reasons and ways to make the leadership paradigm shift.
Michael Dickmann is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and the Leadership Center at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also serves as a leadership, learning, and development consultant to education, corporate, and service organizations. He is coauthor (with Nancy Stanford-Blair) of Leading With the Brain in Mind: 101 Brain-Compatible Practices for Leaders (Corwin Press 2003) and the second edition of Mindful Leadership (Corwin Press 2008). Nancy Stanford-Blair is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and the Leadership Center at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also serves as a leadership, learning, and development consultant to education, corporate, and service organizations. Anthea Rosati-Bojar is the Dean of the College of Education at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Preface: A Leadership Leap Acknowledgements About the Authors Introduction: Making The Leap Moving From Perception to Performance A Pragmatic Proposal A Practical Approach A Passionate Perspective Part I. Perception 1. The Connection The View From The Edge The Connection Reader Reflection 2. The Connected Leader The Tighter Connection Reader Reflection Part II. Performance 3. Physiological Nature & Nurture The Story of Physiological Capacity The Meaning of the Story The Rest of the Story Reader Reflection 4. Social Nature & Nurture The Story of Social Capacity The Meaning of the Story The Rest of the Story Reader Reflection 5. Emotional Nature & Nurture The Story of Emotional Capacity The Meaning of the Story The Rest of the Story Reader Reflection 6. Constructive Nature & Nurture The Story of Constructive Capacity The Business The Management The Problem The Meaning of the Story The Rest of the Story Mindful Strategy Mindful Practice Reader Reflection 7. Reflective Nature & Nurture The Story of Reflective Capacity The Stage The Director The Meaning of the Story The Rest of the Story Reader Reflection 8. Dispositional Nature & Nurture The Story of Dispositional Capacity The Way We Are The Way We Might Be The Meaning of the Story The Rest of the Story Reader Reflection Part III. Persistence 9. The Connected Culture Inform, Perform, Transform The Connected Leader Revisited The Connected Culture The Greater Connection Reader Reflection References Index
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