Leadership with a Conscience: Educational Leadership as a Moral Science by Robert PalestiniLeadership with a Conscience: Educational Leadership as a Moral Science by Robert Palestini

Leadership with a Conscience: Educational Leadership as a Moral Science

byRobert Palestini

Paperback | December 2, 2011

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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. They are juxtaposed with ten leaders who were effective, but certainly not heroic. Dr. Palestini points out that effective leaders have been utilizing the same leadership behavior for centuries. He uses this evidence to support the perennial and lasting impact of situational leadership theory which posits that no single way of leading works in all situations. Rather, appropriate leadership behavior depends on the circumstances at a given time. For decades effective managers have been diagnosing the situation, identifying the leadership style or behavior that will be most effective, and then determining whether they can implement the required style. The leadership behavior of ten heroic leaders ranging from Jane Addams to Warren Buffett, and from Abraham Lincoln to Joe Paterno is examined in this book. The lesson learned from these heroic leaders being that if one wishes to hone one's current leadership skills or become a future leader, one can learn to do so by reflectively looking to those who have established themselves in history as both effective and heroic leaders, that is, leaders who lead with both mind and conscience.
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 teach...
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Title:Leadership with a Conscience: Educational Leadership as a Moral ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.07 × 6.07 × 0.8 inPublished:December 2, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610483944

ISBN - 13:9781610483940

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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter One Contemporary Leadership TheoryChapter Two Leading with Mind and HeartChapter Three Lincoln v. LeninI. Abraham LincolnII. Vladimir Lenin Chapter Four Roosevelt v. HitlerI. Theodore RooseveltII. Adolph HitlerChapter Five Edison v. PonziI. Thomas EdisonII. Charles PonziChapter Six Addams v. CaponeI. Jane Addams II. al CaponeChapter Seven Dewey v. ZedongI. John DeweyII. Mao ZedongChapter Eight Montessori v. StalinI. Maria MontessoriII. Joseph StalinChapter Nine Friere v. JonesI. Paulo FriereII. Jim JonesChapter Ten Paterno v. MilosevicI. Joe PaternoII Slobodan MilosevicChapter Eleven Carter v. HusseinI. Jimmy CarterII. Saddam Hussein Chapter Twelve Buffett v. MadoffI. Warren BuffettII. Bernard MadoffChapter Thirteen Leadership Lessons LearnedAppendix: Heart Smart Survey

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There is no better way to learn about leadership than to study great leaders looking for the habits of mind and heart that enabled them to make a difference. That's just what Robert Palestini does in Leading with a Conscience, taking readers on a journey through the lives of some twenty legendary leaders as diverse, fascinating and instructive as Jane Addams and Warren Buffet at one end of the moral spectrum, and Vladimir Lenin and Bernie Madoff at the other end. Anyone interested in leadership and the lives of emblematic leaders should find much to like in Palestini's new book.