ERIC Number: ED433623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Caring Enough To Lead: Schools and the Sacred Trust.
Pellicer, Leonard O.
This book examines what it means to be a leader. It is intended not only for education leaders, but for anyone who feels compelled to provide the most effective leadership they can. The content is based on the author's 30 years of experience as a professional educator. Each chapter illustrates a component of leadership through a series of questions, short vignettes, selected quotations, and personal stories. It emphasizes that questions are more important than answers and that the essential things about which a person cares determine to a great extent who that person is as a human being and as a leader. It asks persons to take the time to examine their personal point of reference in dealing with professional colleagues, and underscores the role that cooperation and understanding can play in successful leadership. The book illustrates how leadership roles are demanding and stressful and states that leaders should take care of themselves. It closes with a description of the metamorphosis that one must experience to become a leader. (Contains 23 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leaders Guides, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Principals, Professional Development
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6755-1, $19.95). Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 805-499-5323.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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