Leadership for Older Adults: Aging with Purpose and Passion

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Social Science - 207 pages
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This study tells the tale of two retirement organizations that reflect common leadership issues throughout the western world, issues that are emerging in many developing countries and have yet to be experienced in others. Wherever rapid population ageing is coupled with a view of old people as useless and a burden, challenging questions arise: how do we develop the resources and leadership potential of our ageing population? How do we turn old age from an expensive wasteland into a fertile period of growth and development?
 

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Contents

Leadership Challenge of a New Age
5
The Changing Nature of Retirement
12
The Biggest BarrierAgeism
18
Whos in Charge Now?
26
Leadership and Organizational Theory
33
The Concept of Shared Servant Leadership
50
PART 11
69
Organizational Structure
75
Beliefs Values and Hidden
114
Three Leaders and How They Found Their Feet
121
THE PRACT1CE OF LEADERSH1P
135
A New Mandate for Seniors Organizations
141
The Role of Education in the Emergence of Seniors as Leaders
151
Leader Language
160
Maslows Hierarchy of Human Needs
166
Technical Adaptations for Older Adult Learners
177

Beliefs Values and Hidden
90
What the Story Tells Us About Empowering Seniors
97
Organizational Structure
103
The Role of the Workshop Leader
183
The Final Challenge
189
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SANDRA CUSACK, PH.D., is Guttmann-Gee Research fellow in Educational Gerontology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and is an international leader in the field of Third Age Education. Dr. Cusack has authored three books, published numerous scholarly articles and presented papers at national and international conferences. She is a member of the American Society on Aging and contributes to its e-newsletter The Older LEARNer, and serves as editorial advisor to Education on Aging (UK).

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