"Dr. Hoyle has created a specific and organized vision of the strategies and practical applications of leadership. It beckons the genius in each of us."
E. Don Brown, President
National Association of Secondary School Principals
"Leadership and Futuring is informative and inspirational."
Paul D. Houston, Executive Director
American Association of School Administrators
How are some leaders able to "make things happen," even in today's unpredictable organizational environments? They do it by knowing how to harness both their personal charisma and their talent for inspiring others. John Hoyle offers educational leaders an opportunity to add greater depth to their store of leadership abilities and increase their chances of realizing their organization's vision. In this compact book, he shows you how to develop three important leadership characteristics: the capacity to care deeply for others; the ability to communicate a clear message in simple, persuasive words; and the commitment to persist under the most difficult of circumstances. Hoyle examines the leadership styles and personalities of six visionary leaders, showing how they are able to accomplish their goals. He gives an overview of futurism as a field of study and shows how futuring, a process based on motivating others, can be used to create shared visions and stimulate the creativity of other people. In this hands-on book, you'll find group and individual futuring activities and a variety of step-by-step futuring techniques designed to enliven group workshops and help group members create real world programs. Hoyle also offers practical challenges and suggestions to help you become a better visionary leader....Continua