ERIC Number: EJ939877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
The Intangibles: Advice for New and Aspiring Heads
Walsh, Matthew J.
Independent School, v70 n1 Fall 2010
For those who have just been appointed to their first headship or who are aspiring to be a head of school, they undoubtedly know the importance of the mechanics of finance, curriculum, development, and trustee work. These are critical to their success. After four years of headship, however, the author has come to learn that the intangibles can be the most important aspects of the job--and the hardest to learn. This article presents some lessons the author has learned, not always the easy way.
Descriptors: Administrators, Beginning Principals, Novices, Best Practices, Administrator Guides, Administrative Principles, Change Strategies, Organizational Change, Leadership Effectiveness, School Administration, Private Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A