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ERIC Number: ED494104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-57886-528-XISBN-978-1-57886-528-4
Learning to Lead: Ten Stories for Principals
Chirichello, Michael; Richmond, Nancy
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Principals must be knowledgeable about students, curriculum, teacher performance, and the community that they serve while at the same time, able to manage a myriad of daily activities. Often times, management activities predominate and take time away from leadership leaving little time for principals to engage in reflective thinking and proactive planning. "Learning to Lead" provides ten ideas essential to effective school leadership, which are illustrated in the individual and collective traits and qualities of the principal. This book will inspire and encourage school leaders to reflect on their work; to look beneath the surface of what they do to examine what really matters; and to fine-tune their practice to build their capacity to truly make a difference in schools. It will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the principalship. Following an Introduction, ten chapters comprise this book as follows: (1) Colorful Dreams: Creating Your Vision; (2) Life in the Kennel: Building Trusting Relationships; (3) The Hen and the Geese: Highly Effective Teams; (4) The Patient Gardener: Nurturing Potential; (5) A Dress for the Duchess: Leaders as Risk Takers; (6) Stay in the City: Change or Transition? (7) The Storm: Leading in a Crisis; (8) Throwing Out the Cookie Cutter: Respecting and Valuing Differences; (9) Winning with Wisdom; and (10) Looking into the Mirror: Finding My Voice. Appendix A presents "The Standards for School Leaders."
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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