Accomplished political leaders have a clear strategy for turning political visions into reality. Through well-honed analytical, political, and emotional intelligence, leaders chart paths to promising futures that include economic growth, material prosperity, and human well-being. Alas, such leaders are rare in the developing world, where often institutions are weak and greed and corruption strong-and where responsible leadership therefore has the potential to effect the greatest change.Ã¿Ã¿Ã¿Ã¿Ã¿Ã¿Ã¿Ã¿Ã¿Ã¿In Transformative Political Leadership, Robert I. Rotberg focuses on the role of leadership in politics and argues that accomplished leaders demonstrate a particular set of skills. Through illustrative case studies of leaders who have performed ably in the developing world-among them Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Seretse Khama in Botswana, Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore, and Kemal Ataturk in Turkey-Rotberg examines how these leaders transformed their respective countries. The importance of capable leadership is woefully understudied in political science, and this book will be an important tool in exploring how leaders lead and how nations and institutions are built.
Education reform continues to be a dominating feature of education in the UK and many other countries throughout the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school managers develop the skills which enable them to manage their new responsibilities effectively.
In School Leadership in the 21st Century all the major aspects of school leadership are discussed, including:
The authors of this completely updated and revised edition have addressed the new standards and competency frameworks, making this an essential read for all headteachers and aspiring headteachers on NPQH or LPSH courses and anyone else with an interest in school leadership.
The Leaders training course, effective leadership for small groups is an indispensable resource for small groups and cell group leaders. God has called every Christian to fulfill the Great Commission. This implies that each Christian must develop leadership qualities by stepping up and developing his own quality leadership by employing what he has learned by leading a small group. This leaders training course will help. The leadership qualities of a small group leader are learned! Leaders are not born but cultivated, thus the need for a leaders training course. Jesus trained His own small group or "cell group" as we like to call them. These men began with no leadership qualities. They learned through the years they spent walking with Jesus. In the same way today, small group and cell group leaders must learn the principles that lead to effective leadership and these are not intuitively acquired. Quality leadership is always effective leadership. Leadership is about results and not just organization! Each lesson of the small group leaders training course shows how you as the leader of your cell group can identify and improve your leadership qualities and exercise an effective leadership resulting not only in your own growth, but also the growth of the members that you serve. Christian leadership today is going through a tremendous crisis. The church has confused leadership with administration, which is important but not foundational! The small group leaders training course reinforces this distinction by teaching the proper identity we have as children of God and the purpose that God the Father has for each of His children. This leaders training course teaches the foundations of God's throne and how spiritual authority plays in extending His rule over the earth. Each small group leader will learn effective leadership qualities by understanding and practicing these principles of spiritual authority. Spiritual authority has been woefully abused through the centuries and as a result many churches have abandoned the principle altogether. The small group leaders training course shows how to practice these principles without getting lost in its abuses. The leaders training course teaches the effective leadership qualities that new leaders need to protect themselves and the network of leaders in which they work from the dangers of these abuses. Each small group leader will learn effective leadership qualities by observing the lives of OT and NT leaders like Moses, Joshua, David, and the Apostle Paul. The effective leadership qualities that these men practiced are often overlooked in the narrative of each gospel account. However, we must recognize that effective leadership qualities are the hallmark of each positive bible character and the negative characters in the bible are presented as models of leadership qualities that must be avoided. Each small group leader will learn effective leadership qualities in evangelism, how to overcome barriers to evangelism, styles of evangelism, and tips for mobilizing your small group in evangelism. Each small group leader will learn effective leadership qualities related to praise and worship. Not every group member will have the gifts for ministering praise and worship but some will and you must know how to lead them into serving the group in this capacity.