A New Approach to Professional and Personal Success
William Purkey, Betty Siegel
There is a great and pressing need for a special kind of leader who can be a force for positive change and can gain the voluntary and enthusiastic support of others. This leader bonds people together, within a circle of optimism, respect, trust and intentionality. Becoming an Invitational Leader, by William Purkey and Betty Siegel meets this need.
The power of Invitational Leadership can be monumental. Believing that people have within themselves vast resources of strength, courage, and self-actualization the Invitational Leader finds ways to invite others to share in the leader’s vision and look ahead to tomorrow’s promise.
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Becoming an Invitational Leader, 2nd Edition
166 pages, Paperback
Invitational Leadership is a theory of practice that addresses the total environment in which leaders function. As a theory put into practice, it is a powerful process of communicating caring and appropriate messages intended to summon forth the greatest human potential as well as for identifying and changing those forces that defeat and destroy potential.
Invitational Leadership cannot be understood if it is thought of as an isolated series of habits, behaviors, or skills. Rather, it is an internal holistic process founded on the five elements of car, respect, trust, optimism, and intentionality. These guiding principles determine how we invite ourselves and others, personally and professionally. What is essential in Invitational Leadership is not the skills we possess, the techniques we use, or the hours we spend working, but the way we balance and live our lives.
About the Authors
Betty L. Siegel served as President of Kennesaw State University for 25 years, and at the time of her retirement in 2006, was believed to be the longest serving woman president of a public college in the United States. Recipient of numerous awards for teaching, service, and leadership, including the University of North Carolina’s coveted Peabody Award, she has been named Georgia Woman of the Year, been inducted into the Atlanta Business Hall of Fame, and repeatedly cited among Georgia Trend Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians. A co-founder of the International Alliance for Invitational Education, she is an internationally and nationally known speaker on ethical leadership and service.
William W. Purkey is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and co-founder of the International Alliance for Invitational Education. The Alliance is a non-profit educational group dedicated to creating, sustaining, and enhancing truly caring and welcoming schools. William is responsible for the development of Invitational Theory, with fundamental contributions by Betty Siegel and John Novak.
Born in Shenandoah, Virginia, William went on to become a United States Senate Page Boy, book store clerk, fish store manager, railroad yard clerk, gandy dancer (railroad track-layer), U.S. National Park Ranger, junior high school teacher, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist in the United States Air Force, and full professor and department chair at two major universities. He now lives in Clemmons, North Carolina with his wife Imogene.
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