Leadership Development: Change from the Inside Out
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Steiner Books

Leadership Development: Change from the Inside Out

“Leaders are needed to articulate a vision and help an organization galvanize the resources to create a preferred future, one that both inspires and motivates. Leaders bring the right people together to generate new resources, human and financial. New opportunities can then open up” (from the book). 

A leader is like an orchestra conductor, setting the tempo but knowing that real music will arise only when each member is playing the appropriate instrument and the right part. This book is for leaders and administrators in Waldorf schools, Camphill communities, farms, clinics, and other not-for-profit initiatives. The themes are broad―personal, interpersonal, and organizational―and intended to stimulate discussion and awareness in a way that promotes self-reflection that leads to both inner and professional growth.

In the end, we are servant–leaders, doing what needs to be done for the sake of real human beings in our care. We need the tools and insights vital to accomplishing our highest ideals. Leadership is not just a job but also a calling. 

C O N T E N T S

Acknowledgments

PART ONE: HOW TO BECOME THE LEADER YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS

1. Introduction
2. Breathing
3. Management and Leadership
4. Facilitation
5. Decision-making: A Litmus Test for Leaders
6. Agreements
7. Role Clarity
8. Strategic vs. Tactical Leadership
9. Taking a Break 
10. Authority, Influence and Power Dynamics in Waldorf Schools 
11. Peter Drucker 
12. The Double: The Shadow Side of Groups 
13. Organizational Trauma 
14. Reframing 
15. Humor 
16. A Number Exercise 
17. Our Karmic Companions 
18. Role-Plays and Adult Learning 
19. Human Resource Management 
20. Time 
21. Your Deficit Can Become Your Abundance 
22. Email and Time Management 
23. Leaders as Speakers 
24. Betrayal and Forgiveness 
25. Working with a Board 
26. Seek and You Will Find 
27. Administrators as Knights Templar of the Twenty-first Century 

PART TWO: VOICES FROM THE FIELD

1. The Artistic Meeting: Creating Space for Spirit by Holly Koteen-Soule
2. Eurythmy in the Workplace Based on Conversations with Barbara Richardson
3. Pausing by Claire M. Stanley, PhD
4. The Birth of the First Waldorf School by Milan Daler
5. Implementing Threefold Structure in a High School Community by Rea Gill
6. Public Waldorf by Rainbow Rosenbloom
7. Dialogue and Restorative Circles by John Cunningham
8. Sleep by Lynn Jericho
9. The Role of Teacher–Artists in the Sevenfold Waldorf School by Reg Down
10. The Wisdom of Geese by Angeles Arrien
11. Wellsprings of the Art of Education by Christof Wiechert
12. Advice for Administrators by Siegfried E. Finser
13. Poems and Verses for Leaders 

Epilogue: Social Architecture as a Foundation for Collaborative Leadership
Appendices

Leadership Development: Change from the Inside Out

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