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Leadership and Futuring

Leadership and Futuring
Making Visions Happen

Second Edition

August 2006 | 136 pages | Corwin
Well-educated, charismatic leaders who can improve systems to enrich the lives of others are needed today more than ever. In this updated edition, John Hoyle identifies vision, motivation, flexibility, and openness to invention and opportunity as key characteristics of effective leaders, and challenges school administrators to think outside the box-to explore the vital links between effective leadership and visioning for the future.

Illustrating new and vivid team building exercises, this excellent resource guides educators striving to lead, inspire, and motivate students and team members toward positive personal visions and a successful life and career.

The book also:

o Explains the relationship between leadership and futuring

o Describes seven visionary leaders

o Links motivation research to contemporary organizations

o Offers inspirational stories about successful visionaries

o Provides step-by-step futuring techniques for workshops

o Suggests how leaders create, communicate, and put forth a service vision

Leadership and Futuring is about dynamic change based on visionary leadership not just for today, but for the future - in education, business, government and any field.

About the Author
1 What’s Leadership Got to Do With Futuring?
2 Visionary Leaders I Have Known and Others I Wish I Had Known
3 Motivating Others to Engage in Futuring
4 Making Visions Happen
5 Staff Development Techniques to Envision and Create Real-World Programs
6 The Visionary Leader You Can Become
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"A book about broadening skills to create new and exciting learning organizations that take people to places they have never been."

Future Survey, December 2006

"Hoyle does an excellent job showing best practices through stories and experience."

NACADA Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2

Fresh futuristic perspective.

Mr Charles Kramer
Sch Of Ed Organization Leadshp, University of La Verne
March 21, 2013

The book covered all aspects of futuring and was very easy for students to comprehend the concept.

School Of Education, Cambridge College - Cambridge
March 29, 2012

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