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Wintering Into Wisdom: A Festschrift for Dr. Betty Lentz Siegel
Edited By Elizabeth Giddens

Wintering Into Wisdom: A Festschrift for Dr. Betty Lentz Siegel honors the emeritus president of Kennesaw State University with a collection of essays for all leaders, particularly for those who lead educational institutions. The essays by novelist Ferrol Sams, Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, former President of both Spelman and Bennett Colleges Johnnetta Cole, educational psychologist William Purkey, college freshman advocate Betsy Barefoot, educator Sally Hare, and seven others explore the bases of successful leadership, including its spiritual foundations, its challenges and compromises, and its dependence on personal integrity. These essays describe the lives of leaders from the inside and instruct others in balancing complex professional and personal lives.

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Becoming An Invitational Leader: A New Approach to Professional and Personal Success
By William J. Purkey and Betty L. Siegel

William Purkey and Betty Siegel have written much more than a guidebook to becoming a healthier and more effective leader. The book is radical and profound in its compelling argument that it is time for people in positions of authority to forge a new kind of relationship with others based on dialogue, respect and collaboration. What separates this text from others in its field and makes for such interesting and enjoyable reading are the countless quotes, metaphors and specific examples of highly successful leaders who have practiced invitational leadership. John Dewey, Thomas Jefferson, F.W. Woolworth are just a few leaders mentioned who held a strong belief in the importance of respect in all human interaction as well as faith in the self-directing powers of the individual. Supervisors and coaches, CEO's and shop stewards, managers and parents, anyone and everyone who deals with others, take notice. This is a truly inspirational book in its invitation for all people to join together in a shared vision of promise and greatness.

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Women at the Top: What Women University and College Presidents Say About Effective Leadership
By Mimi Wolverton, Beverly L. Bower, and Adrienne E. Hyle

Although much has been written about leaders and leadership, we know little about women who fill this role. This book remedies this gap by presenting the reflections of nine women community college, college, and university presidents on what they see as key tenets of leadership, illuminated by pivotal events in their careers. These presidents know the power of words and, in telling their stories through interviews with the authors, they let us know who they are, what their visions are, and what they value. While they express some differences in their emphases on particular leadership characteristics, they show remarkable unanimity in their beliefs as to which are the most important. The participants discuss the growing opportunities for women in higher education administration, without minimizing the barriers that still exist, nor the potential for backlash against powerful and assertive women. They stress the need for women to exercise particular care about making the correct choices for themselves; to balance personal life and work; and to appropriately prepare for leadership. This book both breaks new ground, and offers guidance for women who aspire to positions of leadership—in any field of endeavor.
The Presidents: Gretchen M. Bataille, Barbara Douglass, Mildred Ga
rcía, Carol C. Harter, Mamie Howard-Golladay, Martha T. Nesbitt, Pamela Sue Shockley-Zalabak, Betty L. Siegel, and Karen Gayton Swisher.

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Women at the Top: What Women University and College Presidents Say About Effective Leadership
40 Famous Women Share Real Life Stories with Secrets to Success for all Generations
By Edie Hand and Tina Savas

"The Way I See It...I think it is harder for women to have it all. Men have a better support group than women do. It is critical that women know what they can and cannot do." — Betty Siegel

Many of the women in this book recorded firsts in their respective fields and are still with us today, able and willing to share their stories with Edie Hand and Tina Savas. Their hope is that you will come away with knowledge that can be used and passed on. Their experiences go beyond these pages. We finally get to hear what it was really like to blaze a trail or break a glass ceiling. These women pioneers...who are still pioneering...carry the torch that past generations of women worked so hard to light. These women lived it, persevered and are still succeeding despite all odds against them. These secrets of success provide insight for both women and men; they will inspire the drive and inner courage needed to believe in oneself. Even though many of these women are retired, they still feel deeply connected to women's struggles and challenges today. They make a difference in all walks of life.

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