ERIC Number: ED479788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
School Leadership from A to Z: Practical Lessons from Successful Schools and Businesses.
Ramsey, Robert D.
Drawing from the experiences of successful businesses and business leaders, this book offers a different look at school leadership. It is intended to be a hands-on guide for school officials by offering perspectives on what it takes to be an effective leader in today's schools. Its concepts and recommendations represent a combination of the best thinking from successful schools with ideas taken directly from successful businesses and other public and private organizations. Its 26 sections, which correspond to the letters of the alphabet, discuss a great many aspects of school leadership, including personnel management, personal integrity, attitude, tolerance, the politics of education, interpersonal communication, creating and sharing a vision, and fostering organizational culture. Included are four appendices, called "Resources," that serve as further information: (1) "A New Vocabulary for School Leaders"; (2) "What Business Leaders Say About Leadership That School Leaders Need to Hear"; (3) "Business Books You Might Want to Read to Become a Better School Leader"; and (4) "Borrowing from Business--Bright Ideas You Can Use in Your School Starting Tomorrow Morning." (WFA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Guides, Business Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Management Development, Professional Development, School Administration, School Business Relationship, School Supervision
Corwin Press Inc., a Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-3832-X, $65.95; paperbound: ISBN-0-7619-3833-8, $29.95). Tel: 805-499-9774; Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 805-499-0871; Fax: 800-583-2665 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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