Leadership

Leadership
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1476795932
ISBN 13: 9781476795935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin “should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country, and ourselves” (The Washington Post). “After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians” (USA TODAY). In her “inspiring” (The Christian Science Monitor) Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? “If ever our nation needed a short course on presidential leadership, it is now” (The Seattle Times). This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency. “Goodwin’s volume deserves much praise—it is insightful, readable, compelling: Her book arrives just in time” (The Boston Globe).

Leadership

Leadership
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 1476795940
ISBN 13: 9781476795942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin “should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country, and ourselves” (The Washington Post). “After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians” (USA TODAY). In her “inspiring” (The Christian Science Monitor) Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? “If ever our nation needed a short course on presidential leadership, it is now” (The Seattle Times). This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency. “Goodwin’s volume deserves much praise—it is insightful, readable, compelling: Her book arrives just in time” (The Boston Globe).

Summary & Analysis of Leadership

Summary & Analysis of Leadership
Author: ZIP Reads
Publsiher: ZIP Reads
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary & Analysis of Leadership Book Review:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2Q66mg0 In her bestselling book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns examines four historic American leaders and the crucibles of adversity that brought them to greatness. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookA detailed recounting of their childhoodsThe story of each president's personal adversity and his method of overcoming itA step-by-step review of a major presidential achievementA breakdown of their individual leadership qualitiesA rumination on each of their deaths and legaciesIn-depth Editorial ReviewBackground on Doris Kearns Goodwin About the Original Book: Goodwin leaves no stone unturned as she investigates the lives and legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. Leadership is an exploration into what makes a great leader and the personal struggles each of these four men faced on their paths toward and during the presidency. Each man faced a crucible of hardship and each man was faced with sweeping social change during their time in the Oval Office. While no man followed the same path to leadership, or led in the same manner, she discovers there are many traits these great leaders shared along the way. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Leadership: In Turbulent Times. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2Q66mg0 to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Leadership

Leadership
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-09
ISBN 10: 9780241300732
ISBN 13: 0241300738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Book Review:

Doris Kearns Goodwin's magnum opus tackles the big leadership questions- are leaders born or made? Do the times make the leader or does the leader make the times? In LeadershipGoodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entry into public life, when their paths were filled with confusion, hope, and fear, we can share their struggles and follow their development into leaders. This seminal work provides a roadmap for aspiring and established leaders. In today's polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in time of surpassing fracture and fear take on a singular urgency.

Strategic Leadership for Turbulent Times

Strategic Leadership for Turbulent Times
Author: Mark Kriger,Yuriy Zhovtobryukh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN 10: 1137403802
ISBN 13: 9781137403803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Leadership for Turbulent Times Book Review:

In today’s organizations, it is no longer the CEO who acts as the sole strategic leader. From single individuals to larger teams and networks, leaders at all levels are infiltrating the formal organizational structure and making strategic leadership an increasingly complex endeavor. In Strategic Leadership for Turbulent Times, Kriger and Zhovtobryukh shrewdly describe the true experiences of what employees encounter as internal and external environments evolve, and how to uphold the personal and organizational values which affect both human and social capital. They examine how leadership strategies are used in real situations and highlight the importance of managerial wisdom for sustainable growth. Finally, they offer advice for strategic leaders on leading effectively in highly turbulent economic, social, technological, and multicultural times.

Ethical Leadership in Turbulent Times

Ethical Leadership in Turbulent Times
Author: Gerald M. Pops,Pops
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 0739124773
ISBN 13: 9780739124772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Leadership in Turbulent Times Book Review:

In Ethical Leadership in Turbulent Times, Gerald M. Pops combines leadership and organizational theory with early twentieth-century history to model public leadership that is both monumentally effective and classically ethical. The book draws on the career of General George C. Marshall, including his character virtues and ethical practices in two world wars and his efforts to keep the peace and promote economic recovery following World War II.

Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times

Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times
Author: Jerry L. Patterson,George A. Goens,Diane E. Reed
Publsiher: R&L Education
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2009-11-16
ISBN 10: 1607095351
ISBN 13: 9781607095354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times Book Review:

In this book, Patterson, Goens, and Reed draw upon resilience research and best practices to answer the question: 'How can leaders move ahead in the face of adversity?' This book benefits leaders who have confronted adversity in the past, struggle with adversity right now, or will likely encounter setbacks in the future. Leaders find concrete, how-to strategies for strengthening leadership skills in turbulent times in every chapter. Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times aims to help leaders thrive in the face of adversity with the inclusion of the Leader Resilience Profile' (LRP)_an instrument developed by Patterson and others to measure a leader's resilience in twelve categories. Readers are invited to complete the LRP and then apply the strategies outlined in each chapter to strengthen their leader resilience.

Leadership for Turbulent Times

Leadership for Turbulent Times
Author: Leonard R. Sayles
Publsiher: Center for Creative Leadership
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781882197071
ISBN 13: 1882197070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership for Turbulent Times Book Review:

This report is a personal account of insights yielded by a conference hosted in 1994 by the Center for Creative Leadership, "New Demands for Leadership: Responding to Turbulence." It explores ideas expressed by participants--behavioral science researchers, leadership trainers, corporate executives, and consultants--who attempted to clarify the critical new challenges executives are facing, identify skills and perspectives they need to meet these challenges successfully, and determine the implications for the selection and development of these new skills and perspectives. The framework for the report is the eight themes used to organize conference activities: teamwork and organizational stewardship among senior managers; leading beyond the organization's boundaries; rethinking the boss-subordinate, employer-employee relationship; senior executives as exemplars of values; operating excellence--making technology contribute; maintaining strategic focus to grow the business; senior managers who continue to learn; and the impact of U.S. culture on management. For each theme, personal impressions on the topic are given, based on preconference interviews and conference discussions. These are augmented with examples drawn from personal experience and reading. The book concludes with a selection of comments by executives in interviews and during the conference that illustrate the evolution in management thinking that has taken place since the demise of the "comfort years." Contains 35 references. (YLB)

Summary of Leadership

Summary of Leadership
Author: Paul Adams / Bookhabits
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN 10: 9781518460623
ISBN 13: 1518460623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Leadership Book Review:

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin: Conversation Starters Are leaders born to become one or are they made through some life experiences they go through? Are leaders made through the challenges of their times, or do they make the times conform to their will and direction? Where do their ambitions to serve as president come from? The author looks into the lives of four presidents and discovers each leader's path is unique. They don't share a common pattern in their journey toward their leadership aspirations. What they do share is their staunch ambition and a hardy resilience that enabled them to meet head-on the uncommon challenges posed to them. Leadership: In Turbulent Times is authored by Pulitzer Prize winner Dorin Kearns Goodwin. It is a New York Times bestseller and Amazon's Best Book of September 2018. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Leadership

Leadership
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 1476795924
ISBN 13: 9781476795928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. Insight is her imprint.”—USA TODAY “A book like Leadership should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country and ourselves.”—The Washington Post “We can only hope that a few of Goodwin’s many readers will find in her subjects’ examples a margin of inspiration and a resolve to steer the country to a better place.”—The New York Times Book Review In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency.

Leadership in Turbulent Times

Leadership in Turbulent Times
Author: IntroBooks
Publsiher: IntroBooks
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership in Turbulent Times Book Review:

Turbulent times occur due to crises, which can happen at any time and in any organisation. Even if the firm is doing well today, it does not eradicate the possibility of the firm being thrown into trouble in the nearest future. No one can predict the future. While leaders of a company are enjoying the good times, they should equally consider the possibility of turbulent times; as a result, they should prepare for eventualities. They should get themselves ready for those times that crisis will be the order of the day. No one wishes for crises, but the crisis does not come by wishing for them; they come a random and the causes can be internal or external. Preparing ahead of time can prevent the problems of under preparation for crises. A company and its management should understand how to manage crises situations when such arise. The leaders in a company should be visionary enough to get them set for any problem that may arise.

Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times

Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times
Author: Joan Poliner Shapiro,Steven Jay Gross
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 041589512X
ISBN 13: 9780415895125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times Book Review:

Educational leaders not only face moral and ethical decisions regarding their classrooms, schools, districts, and education institutions, but they also must consider the complexities and threats that impact their communities. In this unstable era of war, terrorism, natural disasters, accountability, and high stakes testing, this process is particularly daunting. Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times is an engaging, case-study based text that will assist leaders in their ethical decision-making processes during a time of turbulence and uncertainty. The book is framed by Gross's Turbulence Theory and Shapiro and Stefkovich's Multiple Ethical Paradigms of justice, critique, care, and the profession. Presenting clear explanations of theory in combination with authentic dilemmas developed by practitioners, this book will assist leaders in dealing with challenging situations in their own settings. New in the Second Edition: Expanded discussion of Turbulence Theory and addition of the most recent scholarship in the field of ethical leadership. New cases addressing adequate yearly progress, misuse of student data, financial pressures, curriculum design, student safety, athletics, and social justice issues. Updated end-of-case questions to reflect contemporary issues. Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times is a valuable book for both aspiring and practicing educational administrators and leaders.

Forged in Crisis

Forged in Crisis
Author: Nancy Koehn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1501174460
ISBN 13: 9781501174469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forged in Crisis Book Review:

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER “Five gritty leaders whose extraordinary passion and perseverance changed history…a gripping read on a timeless and timely topic” —Angela Duckworth, #1 bestselling author of Grit An enthralling historical narrative filled with critical leadership insights, Forged in Crisis, by celebrated Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, spotlights five masters of crisis: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson. What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their extraordinary stories continue to amaze and inspire? In delivering the answers to those questions, Nancy Koehn offers a remarkable template by which to judge those in our own time to whom the public has given its trust. She begins each of the book’s five sections by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe; Lincoln on the verge of seeing the Union collapse; escaped slave Douglass facing possible capture; Bonhoeffer agonizing over how to counter absolute evil with faith; Carson racing against the cancer ravaging her in a bid to save the planet. The narrative then reaches back to each person’s childhood and shows the individual growing—step by step—into the person he or she will ultimately become. Significantly, as we follow each leader’s against-all-odds journey, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made. In a book dense with epiphanies, the most galvanizing one may be that the power to lead courageously resides in each of us. Whether it’s read as a repository of great insight or as exceptionally rendered human drama, Forged in Crisis stands as a towering achievement.

The Power of One

The Power of One
Author: Sharif M. Abdullah
Publsiher: New Catalyst Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781897408049
ISBN 13: 1897408048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of One Book Review:

By subverting the dominant paradigm of power and leadership, "The Power of One" shows readers how to create a society based on love, compassion, and authenticity.

What matters in policing?

What matters in policing?
Author: van Dijk, Auke,Hoogewoning, Frank
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-08-19
ISBN 10: 1447326954
ISBN 13: 9781447326953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What matters in policing? Book Review:

Policing is at a turbulent turning point: the pace of change is accelerating with renewed emphasis on crime reduction yet with austerity. This topical book examines what matters in policing, rather than just what works. It compares the implications of restructuring in the UK and The Netherlands, also in the USA, regarding police systems, policing paradigms and research knowledge. The authors, who cover both academia and practice, focus particularly on dilemmas for police leadership relating to strategy, values and operational command. With a foreword by Peter Neyround, University of Cambridge, it argues for developing confident and competent leadership and also provide a comprehensive paradigm to chart policing in the future while retaining trust. It is accessibly written for academics, practitioners, policy makers and students in diverse societies.

Athletic CEOs

Athletic CEOs
Author: Stanislav Shekshnia,Alexey Ulanovsky,Veronika Zagieva
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 1785271202
ISBN 13: 9781785271205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Athletic CEOs Book Review:

‘Athletic CEOs: Leadership in Turbulent Times’ is about CEOs who do not lead by the book: people who score low on emotional intelligence, do not praise their subordinates and rarely provide constructive feedback or celebrate small wins. Yet it is also a book about high-performing transformational leaders: Alexander Dyukov (Gazprom Neft), German Gref (Sberbank), Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky Lab), and Vitaly Saveliev (Aeroflot). Each of these leaders have created formidable enterprises that deliver sustainable growth in profits and shareholder value; set new standards for the industry; leave a positive impact on their employees and on the country and the regions they operate in; and – most remarkably – continue to reinvent themselves. Having studied the work of these leaders for a decade, Stanislav Shekshnia, Alexey Ulanovsky and Veronika Zagieva’s model of Athletic Leadership summarizes the unique characteristics of these leaders and their leadership.

Agile Leadership for Turbulent Times

Agile Leadership for Turbulent Times
Author: Sharon Olivier,Taylor & Francis Group,Frederick Holscher,Colin Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 9780367457105
ISBN 13: 0367457105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agile Leadership for Turbulent Times Book Review:

This thought provoking and engaging book is for you, whatever your seniority, in the private or public sector - if you are curious about the role and purpose of leadership in a turbulent world. It will help you become a more agile leader through understanding and integrating your ego, eco and intuitive intelligence. You will gain a deeper understanding of your unique leadership blend through a short diagnostic inventory, bringing insight about your strengths and what may be tripping you up. The book offers tips, ideas and practical suggestions on how to develop your ability to use the three intelligences in order to expand your leadership repertoire . It will help you enable the teams you lead to be more flexible, responsive and autonomous. The authors have drawn on their vast experience from the boardroom to the shop floor; the classroom and research around the world, to write an easy to-to-digest yet ground-breaking book that deals with the root causes of today's 21st Century leadership challenges. Its contents are straight forward and widely applicable.

Inspiring Leadership

Inspiring Leadership
Author: Jane Cranwell-Ward,Andrea Bacon,Rosie Mackie
Publsiher: Cengage Learning EMEA
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781861529824
ISBN 13: 1861529821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inspiring Leadership Book Review:

'...successfully moves the concept of enhancing performance fromround-the-world yacht racing into the business world'Sir Chay Blyth, CBE BEM 'This is a powerful book with simple and transparent lessons.'From the Foreword by Richard Olver, Managing Director, BPTo answer the how, what, when and why questions of effective leadership, the authors of this groundbreaking book looked to the world of competitive sport. The BT Global Challenge 2000/1 Round the World Yacht Race provided a unique case study and an excellent parallel with today's business environment. The race was highly competitive, the environment hostile, at times dangerous, and conditions were uncertain. Faced with these pressures, and racing identical yachts, the winners were the skippers who led their teams most effectively to achieve and sustain high performance. The authors of this groundbreaking book were given unrivalled 'behind the scenes' access to The BT Global Challenge 2000/1 Round the World Yacht Race and conducted over 500 interviews with the crew and skippers from each of the 12 teams before, throughout and after the race. The authors identify the key attributes and skills which make effective leaders stand out from the crowd and demonstrate how emotional intelligence can be developed to impact on performance. Combining these new findings with existing theories of management and leadership, emotional intelligence, motivation and team dynamics this book provides managers and MBA students with an in-depth understanding of what makes a high performing leader and demonstrates how to sustain competitive advantage in business.

Caring Leadership in Turbulent Times

Caring Leadership in Turbulent Times
Author: Mary G. Green
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN 10: 1623967317
ISBN 13: 9781623967314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring Leadership in Turbulent Times Book Review:

This book analyzes education reform through the eyes of those entrenched in the process—policy makers, administrators, middle managers, principals, and teachers—in the context of care. A senior administrator, who participated in the implementation of an unprecedented series of reforms that flattened the education system in a Canadian province and rebuilt it with a new mandate, examines learning from the shortcomings of the past and provides a critical enquiry that can help determine the success or failure of future reform efforts by shedding light on the obstacles to avoid, problems to correct, and methods to embrace in order to overcome hurt and disappointment in a turbulent environment and foster more caring and effective educational organizations. Few attempts have been made to write a book about women’s work from the perspective of those in senior leadership roles in education; others have written about it but not experienced it firsthand. This book illuminates the controversial debate between women and gender in education and challenges assumptions about equity and the caring and democratic nature of education. It contributes to a broader understanding and knowledge of the complexities of leadership work within education, which in turn can lead to improvement in professional relationships as well as organizational effectiveness. The book contains enlightening and compelling stories about the unique and shared experiences of people navigating turbulence within an organization. Author Mary Green draws on her career spent teaching and learning to provide a unique Canadian perspective and context. She offers a rigorous self, social, historical, and political reflection of educators, who despite experiencing particular challenges, draw purpose from faith in the possibilities and potential of more caring practice in education. The content will prove useful to those committed to infusing more humanity into work in education with reference to individuals, institutions, and the social and political challenges in the field. Specifically, this book is relevant to graduate students in faculties of education, policy makers, principals, other administrators, and organizational leaders. Universal issues of power and politics reveal interconnections between the personal and the global workplace, underscoring the importance of care in the workplace.

Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Aurum Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-07-03
ISBN 10: 1781313164
ISBN 13: 9781781313169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wait Till Next Year Book Review:

When historian Goodwin was six years old, her father taught her how to keep score for ‘their’ team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, which forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter. Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is a coming-of-age memoir in the era of Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider, when baseball truly was a national pastime that brought whole communities together. With her radio by her side and scorecard to hand, she recreates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. Weaved between the games and the seasons, Goodwin tells the story of a changing America – from the lunacy of the Cold War alarm drills to McCarthy and the Rosenburg trials – as well as her own loss of innocence encapsulated by her mother’s death, her father’s lapse into despair and the Dodger’s departure from Brooklyn in 1957 following the destruction of the iconic Ebbets Field stadium. Poignant, unsentimental and deeply eloquent, Wait Till Next Year is a profound memoir about childhood and loss, baseball, and the power of sport to bind families and heal loss and reveal as metaphor the evolving heart of a nation.