'I recommend the book as an inspiration to those who are looking for the words that express what they may already do (or will do in the future!) for these well known writers have world wide experience in recognising and knowing what it is that makes the passionate leader' - International Journal of Educational Management
'This is a very interesting collection of chapters on leadership...Each chapter is written with verve and conviction, and it makes quite stimulating reading' - Curriculum Perspectives
'Passionate Leadership is a fantastic book by leading thinkers and doers in the education field. It takes moral purpose to new levels, and above all it puts passion in perspective. The book shows that it is not passion by itself that counts but in combination with strategies, insights and daily wisdom. Above all this is a book of action , not rhetoric.' - Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto and Special Adviser on Education to the Premier of Ontario
'How opportune that Brent Davies and Tim Brighouse have produced a book on "Passionate Leadership". As school leaders are becoming increasingly disillusioned with instrumental forms of educational reform, Davies, Brighouse and their contributors offer a new vision of leadership one that is driven by a belief that teaching is about enabling every child to reach their potential, and a conviction that schools should be places filled with joy and optimism in the pursuit of social justice. This inspiration will encourage all our leaders to take their work to a new level.' - Professor David Hopkins, HSBC iNet Chair of International Leadership, Formerly the Chief Adviser to three Secretary of States
In this book, internationally recognized writers on leadership explore what makes leaders passionate about their role and their schools.
The contributors show that leadership must move on from the realm of a role or job towards an energy and commitment for enhancing children's learning and children's lives. They maintain that passion must be the driving force that moves vision into action, through a range of chapters from internationally known contributors Brent Davies, Tim Brighouse, Geoff Southworth, Chris Day, John MacBeath, Andy Hargreaves, John Novak, Brain Caldwell, and Alan Flintham. What sustains and drives leaders to achieve in a changing and challenging educational environment? What maintains their passion for education and children's achievement? This book seeks to answer these questions.
The book is essential for all students on leadership programs and educational professionals looking to achieve self and organisational improvement.
Dr Brent Davies is Professor of International Leadership Development at the University of Hull . He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education (University of London), Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and a Faculty Member of the Centre on Educational Governance at the University of Southern California. He is an Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Brent spent the first ten years of his career working as a teacher in South London. He then moved into higher education and now works exclusively on leadership and management development programmes for senior and middle managers in schools. He was Director of the International MBA in School Leadership at Leeds Metropolitan University. He then took up a post at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside to establish the first Chair in Educational Leadership and create the International Educational Leadership Centre in Lincoln. He moved to the University of Hull in 2000 to establish the International Leadership Centre. In 2004 he transferred within the University to become a research professor in leadership development at the Hull University Business School.
PART ONE: CORE IDEAS ABOUT PASSIONATE TEACHERS, LEADERS AND SCHOOL The Passionate Teacher and the Passionate Leader in the Passionate School - Tim Brighouse PART TWO: PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP Inviting Passionate Educational Leadership - John Novak Reservoirs of Hope - Sustaining Passion in Leadership - Alan Flintham PART THREE: RESEARCH ON PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP Successful Leadership: an Intelligent Passion - Chris Day Passionate Leadership in Action - Brent Davies PART FOUR: PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT Not So Much a Passion More a Way of Life - John MacBeath Passionate Leadership as Sustainable Leadership - Andy Hargreaves PART FIVE: BUILDING A MODEL OF PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP Passionate Work: Towards a Natural History of Headship - Geoff Southworth Enchanted Leadership - Brian Caldwell