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Leadership and Futuring

Leadership and Futuring
Making Visions Happen

Second Edition

Foreword by Edward Cornish, Founder and Former President, The World Future Society

June 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
Bibliography and References

"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

Sample Materials & Chapters



Chapter 1

John R. Hoyle

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... More About Author

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