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.
John R. Hoyle, a professor of educational administration at Texas A&M University, is an authority on the superintendency, leadership research, and future studies. He served as president of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration and was the first recipient of the NCPEA "Living Legend Award." In a 2004 survey, Hoyle's peers selected him as one of the four most "exceptional living scholars" in educational administration. Hoyle served as chair of the AASA National Commission on Professional Standards for the Superintendency and authored the document Professional Standards for the Superintendency. He has written numerous books, book chapters, articles, and papers and is a popular consultant, seminar leader, and motivational speaker.