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ERIC Number: ED495524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb-17
Pages: 168
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-2699-7
Balancing Leadership and Personal Growth: The School Administrator's Guide
Metzger, Christa
Corwin Press
After conducting intensive research and observations of school district superintendents, administrators, and school principals, the author offers strategies for achieving a healthy work and life balance, including: (1) Taking care of yourself as well as you do others; (2) Defining and applying the six themes of personal growth; (3) Nourishing your spirit, finding time for solitude and meditation, and cultivating relationships; and (4) Fulfilling your purpose as a leader and finding meaning as a person. This book contains a Foreword (Paul D. Houston) and the following eleven chapters: (1) Taking Care of Yourself as Well as You Do Others; (2) Defining Personal Growth; (3) Finding Time for Yourself While Working on Behalf of Others; (4) Strategies for Personal Growth: Becoming a More Balanced Person; (5) Physical Activities: Taking Care of Your Body; (6) Reflective Reading: Nourishing Your Spirit and Soul; (7) Music, Art, Writing, and Other Creative Work: Engaging Transformative Powers; (8) Time for and With Yourself: Silence, Solitude and Meditation; (9) Dreamwork: Knowing Your Whole Self; (10) Spending Time With Those Who Care About You: Another Way to Balance; and (11) Fulfilling Your Purpose as a Leader and Finding Meaning as a Person Resources for Further Learning. An Index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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