Advance praise for Transformative Leadership
Advance praise for
“Transformation has been the goal of many leaders at least since Burns published his classic book Leadership in the 1970s. Carolyn M. Shields, however, asks an important follow-up question: Transformation for what? She critiques the answers found in the education field and distinguishes between the so-called transformational leadership discussed in that literature with an approach she dubs transformative leadership. Transformative leadership puts the promotion of social justice front and center in a leader’s thoughts and actions. Shields’ book, consequently, is more than an exercise in making linguistic distinctions; it provides unique answers to the what-do-I-do-Monday question for leaders intent on transforming schools and classrooms.”
—Robert Donmoyer, Professor, Leadership Studies, University of San Diego
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