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Bottling Fog

Essential Lessons in Leadership

Joseph F. Murphy

Teachers College Press
Bottling Fog is the culmination of 50 years of work to capture the core ingredients of leadership. Joseph Murphy, a preeminent scholar of leadership, has compiled this book of short and thoughtful lessons designed for today’s busy professional. The lessons come from reading, seeing, and hearing about leadership in various sectors of practice. Murphy unpacks the nucleus of leadership and presents it in a way that we rarely find—seeing the fog and shaping it into meaningful forms, not textbooks or lectures, but lessons. Each lesson represents a profound slice of understanding for leaders, crafted so that they will not forget these insights as soon as they walk to their cars at the end of the day. Book Features: Concise and powerful lessons on leadership. Immediately useful to the everyday practice of leaders. Drawn from a professional lifetime of examining the complexities of practice. A user-friendly style with no academic language.
Author Bio
Joseph F. Murphy is the Frank W. Mayborn Chair of Education at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. He is the coauthor of Positive School Leadership: Building Capacity and Strengthening Relationships.