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Soft leadership for hard times.


Soft leadership for hard times.

Goens, George A.

Rowman & Littlefield


172 pages




Eschewing school leadership that consists of barking out orders and filling out forms, consultant Goens argues that approaches that do not carefully consider relationships are, in essence, doomed. He advocates an intuitive approach, built on introspective inquiry and reflection, that considers the emotional and professional needs of all involved in growing learners. Taking a narrative approach, he examines the paradox inherent in leadership, the relationships between leadership and poetry, illusion, relationships, the self and the creative universe, plans, stories, improvisation, the "calling" of leadership and spirit, and the promise of following the path less traveled.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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