ERIC Number: ED495517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-8
20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them
Grady, Marilyn L.
In this book, Marilyn Grady examines the twenty most critical mistakes principals make, and provides the strategies needed to avoid them. By surveying both teachers and administrators, and applying her own experiences as both teacher and a principal, the author examines the crucial errors from the following six key categories: (1) People Skills--managing interpersonal relationships and communication; (2) People--working with staff and parents Principal--examining professional behaviors inherent in the position; (3) Job--juggling time demands and heavy workloads; (4) Tasks-looking more closely at administrative duties; (5) Personal Issues--focusing on family and health; and (6) Fatal Attractions--addressing judgment errors that can be disastrous for your career. This book begins with an Introduction and contains the following eight chapters: (1) The People Skills; (2) The People; (3) The Principal; (4) The Job; (5) Tasks; (6) Personal Issues; (7) Fatal Attractions; and (8) The Leader's Response.
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Interpersonal Relationship, Administrator Responsibility, Leadership Responsibility, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Family School Relationship, Professional Development, Decision Making, Educational Change, Time Management, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.