Teachers As Servant Leaders

Author: Joe D. Nichols
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442204540
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In today's political environment with the emphasis on testing, standards, and accountability, teachers can easily feel frustrated by the amount of time and resources left over for teaching_for guiding students not only in academics but also in character education. Educators can find themselves losing focus of what initially inspired them to teach. Teachers as Servant Leaders provides pre-service teachers and those currently in the profession with a renewed perspective of not just being a content expert or classroom/behavioral manager, but leaders within their own classrooms, school buildings, and local communities. Building on Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness by Robert Greenleaf, this book applies the concept of servant leadership to the classroom teacher where the focus is on service to students, parents, colleagues, the school and community.

Teachers As Servant Leaders

Author: Joe D. Nichols
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781442204522
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Joe D. Nichols has crafted a book of magnanimous spirit, profound understandings of the human heart, and an enduring commitment to perhaps the most central position in every good society: that of the teacher. Teachers as Servant Leaders has such generosity, such incrementally ascending understandings of the responsibilities of the true teacher, and such a refreshing approach to being a servant leader in the core of the nation, it is a must read for all who have ever been inspired by those who give themselves to educate, mentor, and in effect, love, others.

Leadership Standards In Action

Author: Cade Brumley
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483928
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Leadership Standards for Action is a powerful resource for aspiring principals, practicing principals, district leadership, and university faculty. The book responsibly unpacks the metaphor of principal as servant leader to the school’s people and purpose.

The Leader The Teacher Amp You

Author: Siong Guan Lim
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783263792
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Former Head of the Singapore Civil Service Mr Lim Siong Guan now shares his diverse experiences and fresh insights on leadership in his exclusive new book, The Leader, The Teacher & You. As a former Permanent Secretary in ministries, including the Ministry of Defence, the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Finance, and former chairman of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board, the indefatigable public servant has contributed greatly to Singapore's success, introducing innovative policies and practices at each turn, which have greatly enhanced drive and performance across the board. Most notably, he is known for his pursuit of excellence, especially in spearheading the Public Service for the 21st Century (PS21) movement, to develop organizational excellence. From Singapore's early years of government to its emergence as a prosperous metropolis, Lim has served the nation tirelessly through the years. In The Leader, The Teacher & You, Lim puts forth a fresh take on the notion of leadership as other-centered, with the focus on enabling others to be the best they can be. This noble vision of leadership is elaborated and built upon through the sharing of his experiences, in particular the memorable lessons and deep-seated convictions he has had while serving under Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime Minister, and Dr Goh Keng Swee, Singapore's First Deputy Prime Minister. Different types of leadership, such as personal and position leadership are touched upon as the author encourages leaders to take an active role in empowering those they lead and spurring them on to excellence. Coming from a man who has helmed many distinguished organizations, Mr Lim's insights on core values essential for organizational excellence are also not to be missed. The book offers practical and down-to-earth advice for leaders in all walks of life. For leaders who genuinely care for the people they lead and hope to make a difference in their lives, this book will be a crucial guide. Contents: The Teacher:My TeachersOpportunities and ObligationsLearning by DoingSystems for SuccessGovernance and PS21Culture and ValuesThe Leader:LeadershipThe Pursuit of ExcellencePosition LeadershipPersonal LeadershipChallenges:Be YourselfBe the Best That You Can BeBuild Your Life with Pride and DignityLearn by DoingThink … and Think AgainPursue Excellence ConstantlyLearn to be a Part of an OrchestraConstantly Prepare for the FutureKnow Where You Want to Get toChoose to See the Best in OthersEmpathise with OthersBelieve that There is a Better Way Readership: Professional, academic, student and lay public interested in the topic of leadership and governance. Key Features:The book is written by a prominent author, the former head of the Singapore Civil Service, who served in government under the founding fathers of Singapore, and lived through the economic and social transformation of Singapore from independenceThe book introduces a new take on leadership (“other-centred leadership”) and excellence (“being the best you can be”)The book provides new insight into the foundational beliefs and values that make for strong nations and organizations, where success and survival are two sides of the same coinKeywords:Leader;Teacher;Leadership;Potential;Influence;Best;PS21Reviews: “Everyone — regardless of profession — will benefit from reading this uniquely designed and highly original book. It is full of human insights, and it has a deep understanding of successful leadership, an appreciation of selflessness as the key to our collective future, an awareness of history's relevance to our lives and an unflinching emphasis on excellence. Siong Guan Lim is one of the most outstanding public servants in any country, and after finishing this book, you will know why.” Senator Bill Bradley Former U.S. Senator and a Managing Director at Allen & Co. United States of America “The Leader, The Teacher & You is a riveting and thoughtful study on leadership based on theory, principles, and experience by a former Head of the Civil Service and one of Singapore's most successful and admired public servants, Siong Guan Lim. It should be read by every student of politics and public policy, and anyone who aspires to play a leadership role. The book which as the author says is ‘part biography, part commentary, and part exposition,’ is loaded with insights into how to work with people, deal with reality, motivate an organization, achieve results, anticipate change, and ensure relevance of the organization. For those who have long puzzled over how Singapore has been able to achieve so much with so little and in short time, it is public servants such as Siong Guan Lim who have made the partnership between the civil service and the elected politicians so fruitful. Through his fascinating account of how he started in his first job as an engineer in the Sewerage Department, went on to be the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, worked with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Dr Goh Keng Swee, and became successively Permanent Secretary of Defence, Education, and Finance, he recounts the crucial mentorship and inspiration provided by Singapore's leaders. He thoroughly examines what true leadership is all about. Lim moved on to become Chairman of Singapore's Economic Development Board and then Group President of GIC Private Limited, the wealth fund of Singapore. I have not read such a clear analysis of the function of leadership written so succinctly and in such practical terms. It should be on the required reading list of university courses not only in Singapore, but major universities everywhere.” Professor Chan Heng Chee Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore “The Leader, The Teacher & You makes us aware that what we do is not just for ourselves, but also for future generations. It is full of a wisdom born of a vast experience and a propensity to take the long view, while remaining acutely relevant for the immediate. Siong Guan Lim is the consummate teacher and role-models the title of the book. While there are suggestions on how to skim through selectively, I would encourage readers to read the whole book to get the true gist of the thinking that has helped to make civil servants people that count in our nation.” Mrs Belinda Charles Dean, Academy of Principals Singapore “A remarkable book … after I started reading it I simply couldn't put it down. It has great insights, is fun to read, and deserves to be widely read. It is full of practical wisdom for a wide range of people — from full time mums to business leaders. It sets out a framework for leaders based on values and culture, but also on lessons learned by having to take tough decisions. Siong Guan Lim had an outstanding career in the development of Singapore. The ability, motivation, and vision of the author and his colleagues are clearly one reason why Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew were so successful. Because of this, the book is a great insight to understanding the phenomenon of Singapore.” Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International UK “Siong Guan Lim has led and managed at the most senior levels of the Singaporean government. Any leader would love to have him at his/her side, advising, counselling, provoking, and reminding. We cannot have him with us in person, but we do have this book that extracts the lessons that he has garnered from his many years of experience. We are fortunate that he has chosen to share his wisdom in writing. I have used some of his wisdom in my Harvard Kennedy School course on Effective Implementation for more than ten years. It has stood the test of time. Now, with the advent of the book, I will borrow even more from him. My students and I are grateful.” Mr Francis Hartmann Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Originator of the Kennedy School course on Effective Implementation Harvard Kennedy School of Government USA “Academics often think of themselves as being like monks in a monastery, each person being responsible only for themselves and advancing their own careers. This book by Siong Guan Lim shows what real leadership can do to collectively achieve far more than can be done individually. This book contains the lessons and reflections of an outstanding practitioner of the art of leadership. Siong Guan Lim served in many senior positions of the Singapore Civil Service with great distinction and effectiveness. The fact that he was moved repeatedly from one senior position to another is a testament to his ability. In a society dedicated to promotion on the basis of merit, he was clearly meritorious. The book contains many important lessons and challenges based on what the author has learned and practiced himself. As he points out himself, the true testament of a leader is to look at what remains after he is gone. By that measure he did exceptionally well since the Singaporean public service and Ministry of Defence are models of efficiency and effectiveness. He points out that organizations need to change in good times and in good time so that they are not overtaken by the future. He clearly succeeded in the ones that he ran. I trust that the current leadership in these organizations will take his lessons to heart. Relative to other books I have read on leadership, this is one of the best. It is full of practical wisdom, insights and challenges. The focus on values as critical is what I have observed in the organizations I have led. I could not put it down once I started reading it. I would put it as a must read for any leader of an organization of any size. I certainly intend to use it in my leadership challenges.” Professor Daniel Hastings Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology United States of America “This book is truly unique: it is written and packaged like the numerous self-help books on leadership with tips and challenges, but its objective is not to teach someone how to get ahead and be successful by learning leadership techniques. At its heart is a simple and yet profound message — that to lead, one has to inspire people to aspire beyond themselves. Messages like ‘at the heart of every human being is a desire for meaning and purpose in life’ is a call for true values-based leadership, and a selflessness that is reflected by the book's fundamental premise: to be a good leader, one has to be a great teacher. Through examples from his own very public record of service to the nation and written in a way that is very accessible to young people, Siong Guan Lim is himself a teacher-leader. The one message that resonates through the book is his observation that ‘time passes and people die, but principles and values are what live on.’ Young Singaporeans should absorb the book's messages into their daily lives, and by so doing they will become the selfless teacher-leaders, which Siong Guan Lim is the best example of.” Mr Ho Kwon Ping and Ms Claire Chiang Founders, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Singapore “We live in a wicked world. The conventional wisdom is that, in order to succeed, one has to be ruthless and unprincipled. Siong Guan Lim's extraordinary success is proof that a man with deep religious convictions and high moral principles can be a successful leader. What is Siong Guan Lim's leadership style? He is a leader with a tough mind and a warm heart, a leader who teaches and develops those who are members of his team. This is a wise and inspiring book.” Professor Tommy Koh Chairman, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore Singapore “As a life-long student of philosophy, I have been struck how scarce wisdom is in our world, even though it has been revered throughout the ages. This is why Siong Guan Lim's book is special. It is probably one of the wisest books I have read about the Singapore experience. At the same time, its principles have universal applicability. Hence, I have no doubt that every reader will benefit from reading it. And the world will become a better place if his wise insights are universally applied.” Professor Kishore Mahbubani Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and author of The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World Singapore “Siong Guan Lim's book is a fascinating and uplifting read. He evolves an original exposition on the many facets of leadership from his more than 30 years of distinguished public service to Singapore. I recommend it as essential reading for managers be they placed in the private or public sector. Of greatest relevance to me personally was ‘Part I: The Teacher’ culminating in the chapter on ‘Culture and Values’ — valuable for those of us leading organizational change and development. Siong Guan's conviction that today's challenges demand values-driven solutions resonates sharply and persuasively. This book is organized to lovingly teach you how to lead yourself and your people to be the best that everyone can be.” Mr Philip Ng Chief Executive Officer, Far East Organization, and Chairman of the Singapore University of Technology and Design Board of Trustees Singapore “An extensive collection of great quotations and life principles by Siong Guan Lim has provided me with personal inspiration and valuable professional insights as a CEO of a company whose continued success depends on its people. As every principle is intelligently articulated, reading this book will surely motivate and encourage all leaders.” Mr Takeshi Niinami Chief Executive Officer of Lawson, Inc. Japan “The Leader, The Teacher & You: Leadership Through The Third Generation is a reflective account on teacher leadership by Siong Guan Lim, a former top civil servant with an illustrious career. Unlike many other books on the subject, he imparts thoughtful advice and perceptive lessons on leadership through easy to understand anecdotes and quotes from distinguished leaders such as Singapore's founding fathers Mr Lee Kuan Yew and the late Dr Goh Keng Swee. This is an essential read for anyone looking to make a positive impact in the lives of others, regardless of age, background, or occupation. His advice is applicable to people from all walks of life, whether one is a civil servant, a business leader or a student.” Dr Stephen Riady Executive Chairman OUE Limited Singapore “This book captures much of what is important in life from a leadership perspective. Having lived in Singapore and having been a regular visitor since the early 1990's, I have added much to my understanding of why the country has been so successful. A country run by leaders at all levels who exhibit the aspects of great leadership captured here, who really are ‘catalysts for change,’ and who never stop trying to be the best they can be, has every reason to be successful … and this works in the private sector too!” Mr John G Rice Vice Chairman, General Electric, and President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Global Growth and Operations USA “This is an extraordinarily valuable book. Siong Guan Lim and Joanne Lim have managed to do the unusual, which is to create a narrative that is both educational and readable. The writers have elegantly drawn out important experiences and learnings from Siong Guan's long and varied career, and have made them memorable. But this is more than a story of a remarkable career and personal journey but the context, the development of a country whose primary asset is its people, means that the insights are endorsed by the success of a nation.” Sir John Rose Chairman, Holdingham Group, and former Chief Executive Officer, Rolls Royce Inc. UK “One of the most insightful books in German literature is the novel The Buddenbrooks of Thomas Mann. It describes the decline of a family. Again and again looking at dynasties or business houses, we witness the seemingly unavoidable descent from great heights of success to failure. How can this be prevented? The answer is selfless and competent leadership! The young look for role models and guidance, which can only be provided by elders who by their achievements and their life show them that there are lofty goals worth striving for. Read this book for ideas and ideals.” Mr Urs Schoettli Consultant on Asian Affairs and former Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland) in Beijing, Hong Kong, Delhi, and Tokyo “Siong Guan Lim has been at the helm of many organizations critical in the transformation of Singapore into an economic powerhouse, from the civil service to the Economic Development Board to GIC, the fund manager for Singapore's foreign reserves. As autobiographical as it is motivational, The Leader, the Teacher, and You is a must-read for executives, public servants, and students of East Asian development. Yet the wisdom of its general insights, as well as the humility with which they are delivered, will be an inspiration for any reader.” Dr Toni Schönenberger Chief Executive Officer, UBS Wolfsberg, and Chairman, stars Foundation Board Switzerland “The transformation of Singapore has often been credited to the leadership of its succession of Prime Ministers. However, behind them are other leaders who do the actual grunt work and make things happen. This book tells the remarkable story of one such man, Siong Guan Lim, the son of a taxi driver, starting his career as a sewerage engineer and rising to be the Head of the Civil Service, having served as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, as well as Permanent Secretary for the Defence, Education, and Finance Ministries along the way. And today he sits as Group President of one of the largest global sovereign wealth funds. There are fascinating insights into the way he led innovative changes in the government departments he served. After three decades, there are countless nuggets of wisdom here for us to learn from. There are many things that I admire about Siong Guan — his appetite for learning, courage to accept new appointments, his ability to lead wholesale management changes, and so on. But most of all I admire his humility, his empathy, and his ability to encourage and inspire others to do the best they can. Reading his story made me wish I had worked for such a leader and mentor.” Dato Dr Kim Tan Chairman, SpringHill Management Ltd. UK “Siong Guan Lim was Head of the well-known Singapore Civil Service. His book is full of aphorisms that are aimed primarily at the empowerment of people in a large complex organization and the role of an enlightened leadership. He ends the book with a quote from Laozi — ‘As for the best leaders, people do not notice their existence.’ The entire civil service of Singapore could do very well for themselves, but more importantly for Singaporeans, by taking a refresher course through reading this book. Civil servants today must take the risks of constructive change. The lessons of the book could prevent the stasis that dominant ruling parties undergo as witnessed with the KMT in Taiwan and the LDP in Japan.” Dr Tommy Tan Chief Executive Officer, TC Capital Singapore “One learns how to do something, but one can also do in order to learn. This is a book by a dedicated Singapore civil servant who did both by following able leaders who were also great teachers. Drawing lessons from a lifetime's work, he offers advice to all those who wish to succeed in serving their society with integrity.” Professor Wang Gungwu Chairman of the East Asian Institute and University Professor, National University of Singapore Singapore “This book was written by my good friend Siong Guan Lim based on his observations and experience in his public career since 1969. It reflects his lifestyle, wisdom, life, and beliefs. With keen insight, he describes the behaviour of human groups, for example, by using the image of GEESE in a thoughtful and persuasive way. While each society may need a slightly different type of leader, there are some basic requirements that make a superior leader. Some leaders, while they are leading their people, are brilliant and exemplary with a clear vision for the future. But once they leave, the group may face an abrupt slowdown or even chaos. Siong Guan clearly states that such leaders are not the best ones. Not leading from the front, nor from the side, nor from behind, but ‘from within’ is what makes the best leader, he writes. There is so much truth in his statement that the leader must seek to be like the teacher, where the true measure of success is how well the student can surpass the teacher. Siong Guan and I are involved in sharing ideas on lessons for leaders of the future generation. I find his thoughts and contributions to be highly original and instructive.” Mr Hiroshi Watanabe Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Managing Director Japan Bank for International Co-operation Japan “Siong Guan Lim has written an outstanding book, and he has done this because he is an outstanding man. Lim has been on the frontlines of Singapore's rapid development over the past forty years providing vital leadership in defence, education, finance, the Prime Minister's Office, and as Head of the Civil Service. He captures the leadership lessons from his mentors — some of the founding fathers of Singapore — and the leadership lessons born of direct experience building a world-class public service. Few practitioners in the art of leadership and governance have had the experience that Lim has had, and few would be able to reflect on that experience and generate such an amazing guidebook for anyone serious about leadership and change. If you want to raise your institution, your government, or your nation to the next level of performance, then this book is for you.” Mr Dean Williams Lecturer in Public Policy, Center for Public Leadership Harvard Kennedy School of Government USA “The dearth in courageous moral leadership in our world today has left many political and economic institutions weakened and compromised. In this book, Siong Guan offers us tried and tested truths on leadership that he personally embodied throughout his time with the Singaporean Government Civil Service, Economic Development Board, and GIC. We have much to learn from him!” Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh Managing Director YTL Group of Companies Malaysia “An invaluable guide to the heart, soul, and guts of leadership from that rarest of breeds: a true Servant Leader who, in the words of Singapore's Prime Minister, ‘established an unbroken record of understanding Singapore's challenges and developing a vision of how the Public Service should respond to these challenges’ over an outstanding, 44-year career directly managing key areas of our nation's tumultuous and miraculous transformation. Having worked under his teacher-leader mentorship, I can testify to both the personal genuineness and organizational effectiveness of Mr Lim's remarkable mastery of that most difficult of management arenas: leading excellence, innovation, and change from the front as a boss, from the side as a comrade, from behind as a mentor, and finally from within as a lasting source of inspiration.” Mr Yeoh Lam Keong Social commentator and former GIC Chief Economist Singapore “Although The Leader, the Teacher & You relates Lim's 37 years as a civil servant in Singapore, the lessons apply universally to all sorts of readers. Hong Kong readers, including businessmen, should find useful lesson in this book.” Sunday Morning Post, Hong Kong

The Power Of Teacher Leaders

Author: Nathan Bond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317806840
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Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, The Power of Teacher Leaders provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the ways that teacher leaders foster positive change in their schools. Distinct from school administrators, teacher leaders are professionals who remain in the classroom and use their specialized knowledge and skills to improve student achievement, influence others, and build organizational capacity. Written by leading educational researchers, each chapter of The Power of Teacher Leaders describes a different way that teachers are leading. Moving beyond the question of why teacher leaders are important and how such work is implemented, the contributing scholars to this collection offer a critical examination of the field by presenting original research, case studies, and programs in practice. Topics covered include how teachers become leaders, their wide-ranging leadership roles, and the effects of teacher leadership on student academic success and school communities. A cohesive edited collection, this book demonstrates how teacher leaders play an increasingly active role in the improvement of student learning, teacher professional development, and school climate.

Mirror Images

Author: Casey Reason
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269548
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Reflections on the new teacher leaders Mirror Images takes a comprehensive look at what teacher leadership means today and how teachers can transform the future of their profession. Included are ten iconic images of teacher leadership roles to help teachers move beyond teaching as they were taught. The authors make a compelling case for the importance of teacher leadership today based on these current conditions: Top-down change is less effective today than ever Teacher leadership in schools is a force, not a position Old stereotypes of teaching keep teachers from striving for more Leadership, learning, and change are united

Jesus Christ

Author: John Stott
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830820221
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John Stott authors Bible studies from the Gospels on the nature of Christ. The studies include excerpts from his book The Incomparable Christ.

Servant Leadership For Higher Education

Author: Daniel W. Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118181379
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"Given the myriad of complex problems facing higher education, it is difficult to imagine that an administrator at any level of the institution could be effective without engaging in servant leadership. Higher education is a service industry and, consequently, this text is a must read for practicing administrators who are committed to effective leadership." –Mary Lou Higgerson, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the college, Baldwin-Wallace College "Finally a thoughtful book on servant leadership with direct application to higher education. Includes many strategies for developing servant leadership in self, others, and organizations." –Dr. Gary L. Filan, executive director, Chair Academy "With Servant Leadership for Higher Education Dan Wheeler brings the gauzy platitudes sometimes associated with servant leadership down to earth in a set of field-tested principles. I finished the book fantasizing about how much better off our colleges and universities would be if our leaders behaved like this!"–Jon Wergin, professor of educational studies, Ph.D. in Leadership & Change Program, Antioch University "This is a must read for anyone thinking about becoming an academic leader. In the academy, it is not about command and control–it's about serving your colleagues. Dan Wheeler's book 'nails it' as nothing is more critical to leaders than success in serving their colleagues." –Walter Gmelch, dean and professor, School of Education, University of San Francisco Foreword by Kent Keith CEO, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

Servant Leader

Author: Ken Blanchard
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418561525
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Best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, along with Phil Hodges, reveals the meaning of servant leadership modeled after Jesus Christ. Based on Blanchard's and Hodges' Faith Walk seminars, business leaders come to realize that teams are more powerful than the sum of the individuals and to recognize their people as appreciating assets. Servant Leader summarizes the Four Dimensions of Leadership: the head (leadership assumptions and methods) the hands (application and leadership behavior) the heart (edging God out) the habits (solitude, prayer, study of scripture, unconditional love, etc.) The thousands who have attended his seminars witnessed the transforming power of this unconventional approach. Readers seeking to grow as leaders and business executives will find Servant Leader nothing short of life-changing.