ERIC Number: ED403667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Staying on Track: An Educational Leader's Guide to Preventing Derailment and Ensuring Personal and Organizational Success.
Brubaker, Dale L.; Coble, Larry D.
The term "derailment" refers to situations in which individuals fall short of their career goals or groups fail to meet their organizational objectives. This book sets forth strategies to prevent derailment, both at the individual and organizational level. Following the prologue in the form of a cautionary tale, chapter 1 provides self-assessment checklists for vice principals, principals, and superintendents. Chapter 2 offers examples of derailment situations drawn from a survey of 250 school leaders across the United States and from the journal entries of 150 current and aspiring superintendents. Anti-derailment recommendations are offered in chapter 3. The fourth chapter describes the important role of staff development in helping educational leaders avoid and deal productively with derailment. The fifth chapter focuses on the principal's role in shared decision making and teacher-leader development. One table is included. The appendix contains resources and case studies on organizational communication. (Contains 44 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Career Development, Leadership Training, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Professional Development, Promotion (Occupational)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6538-9, $18.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-6537-0; $42.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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