Bigger Isn t Always Better

Author: George Murdock
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610487214
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bigger Isn't Always Better is designed to provide a practitioner's viewpoint of the challenges and issues facing school administrators – particularly those who work in small districts. Based upon a combination of education theory and practical applications, the book contains many real life examples with tips for landing a job as administrator and then making a positive and successful first impression through a deliberate entry plan. Bigger Isn't Always Better addresses both the technical aspects of an administrator's assignment, as well as the administrator's leading, mediating role while working with the school board, with school staff, or the school's community. Readers will learn about a variety of potential pitfalls and situations that most new administrators face, with the benefit of learning how to over come and avoid such problems based on the author's four decades in the profession.

Reframing the Path to School Leadership

Author: Lee G. Bolman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271399
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Powerful mental tools for navigating the complicated issues of everyday school life! Ideal for new and experienced educators, this second edition of the bestseller presents dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how reframing challenges can generate tremendous potential for classroom and school leadership. This updated edition provides leadership lesson summaries, solid strategies, and reflective questions that help teachers and principals grow through the use of four defining lenses: Political: individual versus group power Human resources: individual needs and motives Structural: clear goals and responsibilities Symbolic: culture, meaning, belief, and faith

A Principal Manager s Guide to Leverage Leadership 2 0

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119496675
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Build better schools by training better leaders A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership answers the question that district leaders have been asking across the country: if Leverage Leadership is a roadmap for principals on how to lead great schools, what can principal managers and districts do to support them on that path? A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership offers a step-by-step guide to coaching principals to the highest levels of achievement, and it is rooted in studying the most successful principal managers and districts across the country. It can be used by principal managers/supervisors, superintendents, district and state leadership, and principal training organizations to accelerate the growth of principals in your community. Used in conjunction with Leverage Leadership 2.0, this book identifies the key actions principal managers should take to create exceptional school leaders, integrating the seven levers of leadership into district culture from the principal manager on up. With a particular emphasis on the two “super-levers” of data-driven instruction and student culture, this book is packed with advice, professional development materials, and real-world videos of principal managers in action, offering principal managers a valuable resource for bringing about change. A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership introduces a new unifying approach that is also highlighted in Leverage Leadership 2.0: See It, Name It, Do It. It gives you the tools to See it (see models of effective practice and identify gaps), Name it (name concrete actions for improvement) and Do it (provide means to practice these action steps until a principal masters them) With A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership in hand, principal managers, superintendents and principal training organizations can facilitate district-wide and state-wide transformations and hasten the benefit to the students and community as a whole.

Leverage Leadership 2 0

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119496624
Format: PDF, ePub
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Cut through the mystique to learn the real drivers of great school leadership Leverage Leadership 2.0 answers the basic question: what do great school leaders do that separates them from the rest? Rooted in the observation and training of over 20,000 school leaders worldwide, Leverage Leadership 2.0 offers a practical, updated and easier-to-use follow-up to the original, with field-tested techniques and actionable advice. As educational leaders around the world implement Leverage Leadership ideas, their collective stories have revealed a simple framework by which the seven levers may be implemented: See It, Name It, Do It. This book aligns classic Leverage Leadership principles with this proven framework to streamline implementation and help good leaders become great. Expert discussion and real-life success stories prove that effective leadership is not about innate charisma, charm, or personality—it’s about how a leader uses their time. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, this book shows you what to do, and how and when to do it. The companion DVD includes 30 real-world videos that showcase effective leadership happening in our schools right now, and all templates, tools, and other professional development materials have been fully refreshed with a renewed focus on real-world implementation. Informational, inspirational, and highly motivational, this book explores both the separate components of success and what it looks like as a whole. Learn the core principles of effective leadership Understand what success looks like on the ground Practice the seven levers of leadership that allow transformational growth Adopt the tools and techniques that facilitate a schoolwide transformation Educational leaders from a diverse array of schools around the world have found unprecedented success using the key principles detailed in Leverage Leadership, and this book is inspired — and informed — by their stories. Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the practical resource school leaders need to start making real change happen today.

Small Acts of Leadership

Author: G. Shawn Hunter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351818511
Format: PDF
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In business today, there is no offline and there is no downtime. Professionals are both exhausted and depleted. Being constantly tethered to our work through technology makes us overwhelmed and shortsighted, and deprives us of time for meaningful reflection or thoughtful connection to our professional communities, and often even to our own families. For us to thrive-not simply survive-in this accelerating economy, we need to adopt small, intentional behaviors and practice them each day. From simply taking care of our rest and exercise to building our self-confidence and embracing challenges, author Shawn Hunter's latest book Small Acts of Leadership will guide you through a series of incremental steps you can take to build a stronger version of yourself and make a broader impact in the world. Weaving in personal life stories and meaningful interviews with business leaders around the world, Hunter presents the reader with twelve critical competencies that are consistently present in the daily behaviors of today's most successful leaders.

Influential Leadership

Author: Colin Gautrey
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749470526
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is about action, results and leadership. Using a simple new framework, it will show you how to make the sort of progress in your work which your organization wants and needs. At the same time, this progress will give you the space to become a real leader. A leader who is strong, inspirational, and able to drive the results your company needs while keeping your people on board. One of the best ways to create the time you need to get results and get ahead is to become highly influential - that way, you don't have to do it all yourself. Influential Leadership will show you practical ways to become more influential and create the time you need to be the most effective leader you can be.

Total Leadership

Author: Stewart Friedman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625274424
Format: PDF, Docs
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National Bestseller “Students talk about Stewart D. Friedman, a management professor at the Wharton School, with a mixture of earnest admiration, gratitude and rock star adoration.” —New York Times In this national bestseller, Stew Friedman gives you the tools you need to achieve “four-way wins”—improved performance in all domains of life: work, home, community, and self. Friedman, celebrated professor and founding director of the Wharton School’s Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project, explains how three simple yet potent principles—be real, be whole, and be innovative—can help you, no matter what your age or what you do for work, become a better leader and have a richer life. In this engaging adaptation of his hands-on Wharton course, he offers step-by-step instruction to help you create positive, sustainable change in your world. This proven, programmatic method teaches you how to produce stronger results at work, find clearer purpose, feel less stressed, strengthen connections with the people who matter most to you, contribute further to important causes, and gain greater support for your vision of your future. If you’re ready to learn to lead in all parts of your life—this is the book for you. For a full array of Total Leadership tips and tools, visit totalleadership.org. Also look for Stew Friedman’s book, Leading the Life You Want, which builds on Total Leadership by profiling well-known leaders—from Bruce Springsteen to Michelle Obama—who exemplify its principles and demonstrate how success in your work is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of your life, but as the result of meaningful attachments to all its parts.

Savage Inequalities

Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0770435688
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation's schools.

Great Assistant Principals and the Great Principals Who Mentor Them

Author: Carole Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926544
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written for principals and assistant principals to read and reflect on together, this book describes the most common challenges facing today’s assistant principals – and provides practical solutions. Authors Carole Goodman and Christopher Berry examine how principals and assistant principals can develop the kinds of relationships that serve to meet the needs of students, staff, and parents. Contents include: The Difference between the Principal’s Job and the Assistant Principal’s Job, The Assistant Principal Role: What the Students Need, The Assistant Principal Role: What the Staff Needs, and Principal and Assistant Principal Communication: The Honest High-Wire Act.