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ERIC Number: ED495517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-8
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7619-4600-7
20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them
Grady, Marilyn L.
Corwin Press
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.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A