ERIC Number: ED495525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
Beginning the Assistant Principalship: A Practical Guide for New School Administrators
Daresh, John C.
John Daresh's "Beginning the Assistant Principalship" provides you with excellent tools to navigate your way as a new administrator. Full of ideas for you to use in your work, this valuable new resource helps you ask yourself the important questions, find answers, and develop strong plans of action. Some significant topics to help you in your new job include: (1) Building a platform; (2) Developing leadership skills; (3) Carrying out management skills; (4) Maintaining balance and perspective; (5) Knowing your job; (6) Using effective disagreement to your advantage; (7) Building your profile as a leader; and (8) Listening, listening, then listening some more. Whether your intention is to eventually assume the principalship using your current job as a kind of internship, or if you have decided to make the assistant principalship a career, this excellent book considers a wide variety of topics to help you succeed! This book contains the following eleven chapters: (1) Neither Fish Nor Fowl; (2) It Begins With Values; (3) A Personal Leadership Checklist (4) Carrying Out Your Management Skills; (5) Cool Your Ego; (6) Assist the Principal; (7) Reflect Before Talking and Acting; (8) Listen, Listen...Then Listen Some More; (9) Ask to do More; (10) Stay Alive Professionally and (11) Stay Positive. An index is also included.
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership, Assistant Principals, Leadership Qualities, Profiles, Career Development, Career Choice, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Values, Listening Skills, Communication Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., El Paso.