ERIC Number: ED432056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: How To Be a More Effective Leader in Today's Schools.
Ramsey, Robert D.
This manual is designed to help educational administrators move beyond the performance of routine management activities and function as true leaders. It offers prospective and practicing administrators alike practical lessons on how to think, act, plan, set priorities, manage time, and make decisions as an effective leader. The text focuses on ways to make a positive organizational climate a top priority and offers advice on ways to motivate staff to work hard and strive toward school improvement and student learning. It shows how to decide which decisions are best made in the office and which ones are best delegated. The book is organized into 14 chapters which focus on strategies for making decisions, generating good ideas, planning for the future and planning for success, getting the most out of people, changing things, spending time more effectively, handling politics, dealing with setbacks, thinking like an effective school leader, looking and acting like an effective school leader, using the tools of leadership, communicating to education stakeholders, and applying ethics for today's situations. The book also features a chapter on what Machiavelli can teach today's school leaders. Each chapter contains school-tested advice of what readers need to know to become effective leaders. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leaders, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Prestige
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-5323; Tel: 805-499-9774; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com (paper: ISBN-0-8039-6771-3, $22.95; library edition: ISBN-0-8039-6770-5, $51.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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