Being a Leader and Making Decisions

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 137 pages
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Most communities and organizations require an organizer to be successful and create change. Being a Leader and Making Decisions tells the stories of great leaders--why they led, how they gained support and became leaders, and why people followed them. Through historical and modern examples, readers will learn about both positive and negative traits of leaders and find suggestions about how to take the lead in their own lives and communities.

  

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Contents

Introduction
7
What Makes a Good Leader?
13
Thrust into Leadership
24
Inspirational Leadership
39
Leading in the Community
52
Leading at Work
66
Leading the Way
83
When Leadership Goes Bad
100
How You Can Be a Good Leader
111
Glossary
120
Bibliography
121
Further Resources
127
Picture Credits
130
Index
131
About the Author and Consultants
136
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About the author (2009)

Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad and moved to Brooklyn, New York, when she was fifteen. Ms. Baptiste is a former elementary school teacher. She lives with her husband and daughter in Englewood, New Jersey, where she is at work on another novel.

Series consultant Madonna M. Murphy is a professor of education at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, where she teaches education and character education courses to teachers. She is the author of Character Education in America's Blue Ribbon Schools and History and Philosophy of Education: Voices of Educational Pioneers. Murphy has served as the character education consultant for more than 40 character education books for elementary school children, on the Character Education Partnership's Blue Ribbon Award committee recognizing K-12 schools for their character education, and on a national committee for promoting character education in teacher education institutions.

Series consultant Sharon L. Banas was a middle school teacher in Amherst, New York, for more than 30 years. She led the Sweet Home Central School District in the development of its nationally acclaimed character education program. In 1992, Banas was a member of the Aspen Conference, drafting the Aspen Declaration that was approved by the U.S. Congress. In 2001, she published Caring Messages for a School Year.

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