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The Power of Invisible Leadership
How a Compelling Common Purpose Inspires Exceptional Leadership



February 2013 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The basic concept of the book is that leadership is not about leaders or even leaders and followers, but about a much more dynamic and nuanced process. Invisible leadership exists in the space between leaders and followers, between artists and subjects, between purposes and people. We are accustomed to thinking of leadership in terms of celebrity leaders or gifted and charismatic individuals. This book views leadership-as-purpose, and a transforming idea as the most compelling motivator of successful efforts and enterprises. A brief discussion of how invisible leadership has impacted non-profits, businesses and social movements guides the reader toward an understanding of the antecedents and possibilities of this way of thinking about leadership.
 
Acknowledgments
 
1. Unmasking Leadership
 
2. Illuminating the Secrets of Ancient, Hidden, and Modern Wisdom
 
3. Exposing the Ethics of Invisible Leadership
 
4. Lighting the Path: The Invisible Leadership Study
 
5.Seeing the Unseen: Experiences With Invisible Leadership
 
6. Leading Invisibly: The Common Purpose as Leader
 
Appendix: Invisible Leadership Survey
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Very good book and easy to read.

Mr Alan Searle
Psychology , Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
November 26, 2013

A useful source for all involved in educational leadership.

Mr Neil Rutledge
Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
June 2, 2013
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Chapter 1


Gill Robinson Hickman

Dr. Gill Robinson Hickman is professor emerita in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond. An inaugural faculty member of the Jepson School, she participated in its institution building and course development and has held positions as dean, professor of Public Administration, and Human Resource director. She has published several books and numerous articles/book chapters in the field of leadership studies. Her experience has led to invitations as presenter at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP), Shanghai, China; the Leadership in Central Europe Conference at Palacky University in Olomouc,... More About Author

Georgia J. Sorenson

Dr. Georgia Sorenson envisioned and launched the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland—the first academic program devoted to public leadership—more than twenty years ago. Currently she is Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies at the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland..She has served as a board member of the Leadership Learning Community, the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance, the Academy for Educational Development’s New Voices, the Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute, Learning to Lead, and many other leadership organizations in the United States and abroad. Sorenson... More About Author

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