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Learning as a Way of Leading: Lessons from the Struggle for Social Justice

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This book offers a systematic look at the connections between learning and leading and the use of learning to inspire and organize for change. It explores two interrelated dimensions of learning leadership: the ways leaders themselves learn about leadership practice, and the way leaders foster the learning of those they work with. The book focuses on a number of important ...more
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Jossey-Bass
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Drick
Jul 25, 2009 Drick rated it it was amazing
This book approaches leadership from the standpoint of learning, and profiles exemplary leaders in the the area of social justice. The value of this book is the breakdown of learning skills, and the perspective of leadership as serving and empowering others. Also the profiles of various leaders related to specirfic skills, while somewhat contrived, is very helpful, as it showed social justice leadership in action. The co-author of this book is Stephen Brookfield, a renowned adult educator.
Ryan Greer
Nov 10, 2011 Ryan Greer rated it it was ok
I feel like I am somehow critiquing social justice by only giving this book two stars. I'm not. But I didn't think this book was all that interesting. It felt more like a textbook disguised with an attractive cover than any sort of narrative approach to learning and leadership. I supposed there's nothing wrong with that, but I just didn't find this "illuminating" book all that illuminating.
Jen
Jan 08, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
Great book on leadership through a social justice lens. I enjoyed reading about leaders I have not previously been exposed to due to hegemony's stain. This was a quick read that still helped bolster my views on how best to practice leadership. Everyone intersted in leadership will be well served to read this book.
Carol
Feb 26, 2011 Carol rated it liked it
Good at highlighting overlooked leaders, mainly in the struggle for civil rights in the United States. I like its focus on collaborative leadership, a refreshing change from the status quo of hierarchical, androcentric, charismatic leadership literature.
Ebony
Oct 26, 2012 Ebony rated it liked it
Great teaching tool/primer for engaging students in the leadership points/styles and learning opportunities inherent in the social change movement.
Mike
Feb 14, 2016 Mike rated it it was amazing
Shelves: education
Preskill & Brookfield use examples from the fight for civil rights to describe their "nine tasks" of a leader. Great examples and ideas.
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