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The Language of Leadership

The Language of Leadership

Roger Soder

ISBN: 978-0-787-94360-8

Aug 2001, Jossey-Bass

240 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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""When we all think we understand leadership, Soder, with quotations from the ages, shows us new, fascinating, and immensely important elements. A stimulating adventure.""--Fisher Howe, author, The Board Member's Guide to Strategic Planning and Welcome to the Board

With The Language of Leadership you'll explore the powerful role that language plays in helping leaders, no matter what their field, support their position and create a climate of credibility and legitimacy.

Written for leaders in the education, business, and nonprofit sectors, The Language of Leadership offers you the information and practical guidance you need to understand the crucial impact of words on the ability to lead, heal, motivate, and chart a path to the future.
Foreword (John I. Goodlad).



The Author.

Persuasion: A Critical Function of Leadership.

Information Seeking: Principles, Strategies, Costs.

The Ethics and Ecology of Persuasion.

The Political Context of Leadership.

Leadership, Reconciliation, and Reconstitution.

Reflections and Directions.



""Soder's timely contribution to this body of knowledge will inspire reflection and serious thought."" (Planning for Higher Education, 12/02-2/03)

""...beautifully written.... The author is well positioned to write this book."" (Planning for Higher Education, 3/4/03)