ERIC Number: ED296470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
The High-Performing Educational Manager. Fastback No. 273.
Webster, William E.
This step-by-step guide is intended to help educators learn about the characteristics and activities of high-performing managers. It synthesizes the ideas of several experts on business management performance and includes examples of highly successful educational managers. It also briefly presents a comprehensive strategy that educational managers can adapt in whole or in part for improving their own management performance. The first section provides a checklist of characteristics of high performers. The second section describes the activities of high performers, including personal core values analysis, developing the mission statement, communicating the mission, reviewing progress, staying in touch with the people, understanding the changing environment, serving as motivator and teacher, and recognizing colleagues' special skills. The third section describes an approach to developing a personal work plan, while the final section offers tips for gathering and using data. Appended are questionnaires and personalized forms intended to help school managers analyze their current management style and compare it with the styles used by effective organizational leaders. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Management Development, Supervision, Supervisory Training, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
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