ERIC Number: ED561880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Empowering Leadership: Developing Behaviors for Success
Martin, Ann M.
American Association of School Librarians
This book takes the mystery out of leadership by illustrating the visible and invisible components of leadership. Essential questions, reflective strategies, and practical tips within each chapter will bring school librarians to their next level in leadership while they recognize the hidden leadership opportunities in daily tasks that are already central to the profession. "Empowering Leadership" offers lessons and examples to improve the leader within and encourage development of each librarian's unique leadership style. Following an Introduction, the following sections and chapters are included: Section 1: People: What Do You Say to That?: (1) Knowing Your Customers; (2) Assessing and Approaching Power Brokers; (3) Building Strong Partnerships; and (4) Consensus through Managing Complexity. Section 2: Dispositions: Batman Saves the Day: (5) Confidence; (6) Coaching; (7) Humor; and (8) Authenticity. Section 3: Communication: Reserved for Parties of Three or More: (9) Preparedness; (10) Clarity; (11) Silence; and (12) Results. Section 4: Responsibilities: Follow the Leader: (13) Visioning; (14) Empowering; (15) Decision Making; and (16) Recognizing Contributions. Section 5: Self-Assessment: True North: (17) Reflection; (18) Innovation; (19) Evidence-Based Practices; and (20) Understanding the Future. The book closes with a Conclusion, Works Cited, and the following appendices: (1) Index; (2) Learning4Life; and (3) L4L Publications.
Descriptors: Empowerment, Leadership Qualities, School Libraries, Librarians, Leadership Styles, Personality Traits, Self Esteem, Coaching (Performance), Humor, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership Responsibility, Group Unity, Decision Making, Recognition (Achievement), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Reflection, Innovation, Evidence Based Practice
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association (ALA), American Association of School Librarians (AASL)