Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services

Why the Glass Is Always Full

by Steve Burghardt, Willie Tolliver

Certain to excite and inspire both students entering the human services field and seasoned non-profit professionals, Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services: Why the Glass Is Always Full is the first full-length leadership book to focus on the unique challenges of the public and non-profit executive, manager, and educator. Written in a lively story-telling style, the book develops a leadership model for those who inspire without bonuses and seek a powerful legacy through people's lives.

Using real-life vignettes drawn from actual experiences, the stories in this book distill important lessons and unfold in a powerful manner that will resonate with any professional asked to work harder . . . with a smaller budget. Questions woven through each story connect to the book's more theoretical material on leadership, personal mastery, and community-building. 


  • SAGE Publications; May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781483302171
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services
  • Author: Steve Burghardt; Willie Tolliver
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc