ERIC Number: ED479789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance.
McEwan, Elaine K.
This book, intended to be a hands-on guide and training tool, contains basic principles for new principals. Following an introduction, each of the book's 10 chapters focuses on one of the essential components of personal effectiveness. A highly effective principal is: (1) a communicator; (2) an educator; (3) an envisioner; (4) a facilitator; (5) a change master; (6) a culture builder; (7) an activator; (8) a producer; (9) a character builder; and (10) a contributor. Each chapter contains vignettes describing highly effective principals, true stories of principals on each of the 10 traits; a set of behaviors and habits, or benchmarks, for each of the traits; ideas, reflections, and advice regarding each of the traits in the words of more than 30 highly effective principals; and thoughts, epigrams, and aphorisms from a wide variety of noted thinkers, theorists, and philosophers regarding the 10 traits. Also included is a checklist of the nearly 100 benchmarks that define the 10 traits and a facilitator's guide for those who may want to use the book in professional development workshops or education courses. (WFA)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Guides, Beginning Principals, Education Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Management Development, Principals, Professional Development, School Administration, School Supervision
Corwin Press Inc., a Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-4618-7, $74.95; paperbound: ISBN-0-7619-4619-5, $34.95). 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; Teachers
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Note: Cover title reads "10 Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance."