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The Hidden Leader Leadership Lessons on the Potential Within by Dale L. Brubaker, Larry D. Coble

The Hidden Leader Leadership Lessons on the Potential Within



The Hidden Leader Leadership Lessons on the Potential Within by Dale L. Brubaker, Larry D. Coble

Foreword by Dr Terrence Deal In a highly readable, conversational tone, and using numerous real-life examples, the authors explain what it means to be a visionary, inspiring, and truly effective leader - guiding the reader through a process of self-assessment and professional development. They help the reader to take responsibility for his or her own personal/professional development through reflection, activities, and exercises. In particular, the book is a response to those participants in the authors' leadership seminars who want practical ideas for improving their leadership. Brubaker and Coble have take each concept and make it come alive for the practising leader as a perpetual learner. They provide a range of instructional and learning materials which can be used as a personal guide to the reader, and as tools for training.


This work is another example of their insight. It will be of tremendous benefit to anyone wanting to expand their understanding of their own leadership power. -- Dick Maxwell, Executive Director Brubaker and Coble's ideas about competence are evocative of leadership abilities and skills necessary to lead organizations in ways that contribute to their viability and growth. -- Linton Deck, Chair, Department of Educational Leadership For those aspiring leaders, the personal anecdotes and self assessments will prepare you for future challenges in a leadership role. If leadership is a journey, this book will assist your first steps. -- David Mosrie, Chief Executive Officer As a former practitioner, I value practical ideas that work. This book captures the essence of how leaders must look inside themselves and then act on the courage of their convictions to stay the course. -- Jerry Patterson, Professor of Leadership Studies

About the Author

Dale L. Brubaker is Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in foundations of education from Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on education and educational leadership, including CREATIVE CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP (Corwin), STAYING ON TRACK, (Corwin), and CREATIVE SURVIVAL IN EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACIES. Larry D. Coble is Managing Associate with School Leadership Services, A Division of The Coble Professional Group, a leadership and management consulting organization, and Director of the Collegium for the Advancement of Schools at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He provides speeches and seminars on leadership nationwide. He was a Senior Program Associate at the Center for Creative Leadership and served as assistant principal, principal, and superintendent in school systems in North Carolina. His most recent superintendency was in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He received his doctorate in educational administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is coauthor of STAYING ON TRACK (Corwin).

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Publication date

17th December 2004


Dale L. Brubaker, Larry D. Coble

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SAGE Publications Inc


248 pages


Organization & management of education



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