Author(s): Bronwyn Wood
Leading the Way examines the nature of leadership by looking at a number of leaders in different countries in the world and at different times in history, showing how their actions have changed the lives and experiences of others. The book begins with a chapter which discusses the difference between fame and leadership, what makes a leader, and how a leaderÂs ideas and actions are viewed through time. Kate SheppardÂs fight in the 1880s for New Zealand womenÂs right to vote is included as a case study. The following five chapters all focus on a significant leader who represents a different type and style of leadership: Queen Elizabeth I Â an hereditary ruler in 16th century England, when women were not normally leaders; Nelson Mandela Â one of the worldÂs most respected and admired leaders who fought for the human rights of all black South Africans; Mao Zedong Â a ruler who did much good for China in the early years of his rule but who is considered to have done much harm in his later years; Te Whiti Â a wise and respected leader who used peaceful means to protest against land confiscations in Taranaki in the late 1800s; Mother Teresa Â the humanitarian Âsaint of the guttersÂ from Albania who worked tirelessly to improve the living conditions and rights of the poor. The final chapter considers everyday leaders, selecting the work of Project K to show how it helps students to achieve their potential. Packed with activities, diagrams, illustrations and photos, this will be an interesting and welcome resource for all students in Years 9 and 10.