When you think of great leaders, of course Abraham Lincoln would come to mind. But can the life of a great 19th century president really shed light on what 21st century school leaders should do? "Yes," say authors Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins. Their book explores how Lincoln's ability to persevere and lead despite adversity provides a compelling and inspirational model for educators struggling with today's challenges of accountability, diversity, political conflict, and economic hardship. In fascinating highlights of Lincoln's life and work?from childhood through young adulthood, the Civil War, and its aftermath?the authors study the Lincoln example, examine stories of his leadership capacity, and reflect on the meaning that his leadership profile conveys to superintendents, district officials, principals, and teacher leaders. By studying Lincoln's example, his behaviors, and the 10 leadership qualities embodied in his beliefs and actions, you can revitalize your vision, lead others more effectively, and realize your goals for success.
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