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ERIC Number: ED528486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4943-9
Leaders as Communicators and Diplomats. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series. Volume 6
Houston, Paul D.; Blankstein, Alan M.; Cole, Robert W.
A central role of any educational leader is that of an accomplished communicator--one who can relate to diverse communities, promote cooperative interaction, and unify stakeholders around the larger cause of quality education for every student. This sixth volume in the "Soul of Educational Leadership" series provides innovative ideas on diplomacy and practical strategies for strengthening communications skills. With contributions from top leadership figures like Paul D. Houston, John R. Hoyle, Rich Bagin, and Daniel H. Pink, this resource emphasizes the importance of clear and purposeful communication in gaining support, avoiding misunderstandings, and establishing productive communitywide relationships. Individual chapters demonstrate how readers can: (1) Create dynamic, effective districtwide communication systems; (2) Respond to district challenges and issues; (3) Use electronic communication tools effectively; (4) Secure and increase funding for their schools and districts; and (5) Increase avenues for informing the public about issues that affect schools and students. This insightful book offers all school leaders a rich array of creative, thoughtful communication approaches to empower their leadership and inspire everyone who has a stake in preparing today's students for tomorrow's challenges. Contents include: (1) The Superintendent as Communicator and Diplomat (Paul D. Houston); (2) The Leader as Communicator and Diplomat (Krista Parent); (3) The Educational Leader: Diplomat and Communicator for All Students (John R. Hoyle); (4) Learning to Be a Leader (Betty Rosa); (5) Leaders as Communicators and Ambassadors (Rich Bagin); (6) The Superintendent as Key Communicator and Diplomat: A Case Study (Donald A. Phillips); (7) The Superintendent as Blogger (Mark Stock); (8) A Whole New Mind for Schools (Daniel H. Pink); and (9) Endnote (Edward B. Fiske). An index is included. [For the preceding volume, see "Building Sustainable Leadership Capacity. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series. Volume 5" (ED528485).]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators; HOPE Foundation