Based on sound philosophical and psychological assumptions,
Invitational Leadership has been tested and successfully applied by
leaders in numerous fields, including administration, business, nursing,
dentistry, counseling, and other professions. Invitational Leadership
is the basis for the International Alliance for Invitational Education, a
network of over a thousand professionals from all 50 states as well as
Great Britain, Canada, China, South Africa, and countries throughout
Central and South America.
William Purkey and Betty Siegel have written much more than a
guidebook to becoming a healthier and more effective leader; they
proffer a radically profound, 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. This
insightful work is long overdue in an age of “might makes right,” and
contains great wisdom in promoting solid values found in various
democratic and spiritual organizations. 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.