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ERIC Number: ED512453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-23
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Overcoming Adversity: Resilience Development Strategies for Educational Leaders
Farmer, Tod Allen
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association (35th, Savannah, GA, Oct 22-23, 2010)
School leadership has never been easy. However, some experts like Garcia (2005) wrote that current school leaders are facing a variety of difficulties that make sustaining school reform efforts exceedingly difficult. Collectively, these modern day challenges have the capacity to form the perfect storm. School leaders need effective strategies to cope with these difficult circumstances and to continue the thrust toward school reform. Effective coping mechanisms and resiliency development strategies that can be used by educational leaders to overcome adversity include a routine of exercise and healthy diet, a positive life view, a sustained focus on building bridges between stakeholders, spiritual renewal, a focus on one's personal mission, a determination to model resilience, and the utilization of supportive professional networks. Resilience development strategies can be effective in helping school leaders to overcome adversity and accomplish organizational objectives.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A