The Gerontologist as an Administrator
Both undergraduate and graduate students of gerontology will benefit from using Giordano and Rich's book as a core text for administration courses. Professors of gerontology administration will be relieved at last to have found a work that emphasizes the unique requirements of administrating older adult programs. The authors consider all three service sectors--private, public, and not-for-profit--in addressing those who are now in administration, those who aspire to be administrators, and those who will be surprised someday to be offered administrative responsibilities. Assuming a basic knowledge of gerontology, the text includes a learning experience following each chapter that allows readers to apply their knowledge of the field in a practical manner. Other special features include information on such contemporary challenges as how to use volunteers effectively, how to integrate ethics into programs for older adults, how to involve staff in administrative activities, how to make the most of public relations and fund-raising opportunities, and how to develop special projects.
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Table 2.1 Traditional Leadership Theory Categories Traits Behavioral Situational Assumptions . . 0 Leaders are born ; cannot be learned Physical and personality traits Common denominators exist for leaders Depends on situation Depends ...
Most of the behavioral theories categorize leadership behavior as either directed to tasks ( production ) or directed toward relationships ( people ) . For this conceptualization , the most effective leaders strike a balance between ...
sectors are characterized by leaders committed to teaching ( Cohen & Tichy , 1998 ) . Two aspects of teaching that are most important for leadership have been selected : the leader as a model and leadership development .
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Administering Services to Older Adults
Leadership Theory and Practice
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