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Leadership for Older Adults by Wendy J. Thompson, Sandra A. Cusack

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Leadership Challenge of a New Age

To recapture spirit, we need to relearn how to lead with soul. How to breathe new zest and buoyancy into life. Leading with soul returns us to ancient spiritual basics—reclaiming the enduring human capacity that gives our lives passion and purpose.

—Bolman & Deal, 1995, p. 6

image   This New Age

The time has come to review and renew the meaning of old age. During the 20th century, medical science has succeeded in extending the human life span by more than 20 years, but in many ways society has failed to ascribe a legitimate social function to those added years. In the 1960s and 1970s, social demographers ...

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