Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services
Why the Glass Is Always Full
- Steve Burghardt - City University of New York (CUNY)—Hunter College School of Social Work and Partner in the Leadership Transformation Group, LLC
- Willie Tolliver - City University of New York (CUNY)—Hunter College School of Social Work and Partners in the Leadership Transformation Group, LLC
Leadership | Public & Nonprofit Management (General) | Social Work Administration (General)
It is a unique book that conveys the challenges in human service agencies via two stories of nonprofit organizations. One is constantly dealing with one crisis after another and is usually in a reactive mode. The second story tells of an organization that is run as a learning organization and thus is more effective in running efficiently, as it is in a constant state of evaluating and learning from its mistakes. At the end of each chapter are reflective questions and finally after both stories are two theoretical models that help explain what is happening in these organizations.
I have used this book for several years and I continue to adopt it each year as it helps students understand and view typical environments in nonprofit organizations.
excellent leadership for social work students.
The stories did not relate as well as I would have wanted for my class, because we are covering nonprofit management and philanthropy.
Text is creative and positive. Emphasizes what can be done. I'm excited to use it and looking forward to it.
The narratives in this book provide great and valuable insights into how leadership styles can influence those around the leader- certainly, interesting reading for the more focused students
a well constructed, easy to read book with good use of case studies.
This is a very good texbook on Transformative leadership, easy to read with lots of examples that students find very interestiong. I will recommend it to other lecturers
Dr Tony Nwanji
Holborn Business School
Holborn College London
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - A Boring Assignment
Chapter 3 - Jack-of-all- Trades