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ERIC Number: EJ767030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
10 Dont's of Successful School Leadership
Bonilla, Allan
Principal Leadership, v6 n7 p40-43 Mar 2006
After 41 years of a varied and exciting career in Miami-Dade County (Florida) Public Schools, the author recently retired as a middle level principal. Although he also served as a teacher and a counselor, more than half of his career was spent as an administrator in more than a dozen schools. As he reflects on his role as a school leader and analyzes his observations of other administrators, as well as feedback from staff and faculty members, he feels that he is in a position to identify the problems that prevent so many administrators from creating truly successful schools. In this article, the author shares his top 10 list of things not to do: (1) low visibility; (2) desk/office fixation; (3) lack of or too much delegation; (4) programs over people; (5) dictatorial/egotistical style; (6) lack of praise and recognition; (7) criticizing and discouraging; (8) focusing on negatives; (9) failure to control mood; and (10) forgetting the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida