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ERIC Number: ED495544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-12
Pages: 136
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-7807-6193-141-6
Organize, Communicate, Empower! How Principals Can Make Time for Leadership
Shaver, Heidi
Corwin Press
Instructional leaders need a wide range of skills and talents to be effective in today's schools and this resource will provide a variety of practical strategies and tools for efficiently handling all the details in order to increase productivity. This text highlights techniques, skills, and strategies related to Organization, Communication, and Empowerment -- three key areas essential for effective performance as an educational leader. Readers will glean tips on: (1) Organization (systems for organizing files for easy retrieval of information; strategies for prioritizing and managing tasks, as well as organizing and maintaining records related to staff performance; and techniques for managing long-range projects to meet deadlines); (2) Communication (practical strategies for assigning tasks and monitoring progress; processes for streamlining regular communication between staff and parents; and techniques for efficiently communicating weekly events and schedules with staff); and (3) Empowerment (strategies for the development of site leadership teams; techniques for collaborating with teams in the development of goals; and processes for empowering staff to take on team leadership roles). There are three sections and nine chapters in this book. Section I, Organization, contains: (1) Organization of the Facility; (2) Organization of Time; and (3) Organization of Programs. Section II, Communication, contains: (4) Communicating With Building Staff; (5) Communicating With Parents and Community Members; and (6) Communicating With District Personnel. Section III, Empowerment, contains: (7) Giving Up Control and Extending Support; (8) Designing and Implementing Leadership Teams; and (9) Using Data to Empower and Gain Staff Commitment. The book also contains a Preface, Acknowledgments, Dedication, Introduction, Closing Remarks, Resources, and References.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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