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Blundering Leadership: Missteps by School Administrators (Paperback)
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Blundering Leadership: Missteps by School Administrators (Paperback)

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Paperback 222 Pages / Published: 16/03/2010
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This book presents real-life leadership scenarios that resulted in negative outcomes; discusses missteps to avoid; reviews current leadership literature relevant to the scenarios; and provides leadership tips, tools, and self-development exercises in order to aid new leaders in making fewer mistakes that alienate constituents and subordinates and increase the likelihood of failure.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781607094234
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 231 x 156 x 17 mm


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My first year as a high school principal brought many challenges to which I had never been exposed. By trial and error I made it through, just barely. I could have saved myself many grey hairs and sleepless nights had I read Blundering Leadership: Missteps by School Administrators before my first school administrative job. Blundering Leadership should be a prerequisite for every Education Leadership License. -- Jason Ulbrich, Education Director, Stride Academy Charter School, St. Cloud, Minnesota
As school leaders, principals are expected to examine issues from a multifaceted perspective. Arnott and Holmgren have effectively articulated a fresh yet challenging approach to preparing school leaders for the certain pitfalls they will encounter on thejob. I found the reflective questions, scenarios, and activities to be most helpful in exploring the issues presented in each chapter. By exploring how missteps can affect school organization, culture, and effectiveness and then presenting the best practices and alternative viewpoints, Arnott and Holmgren skillfully lead prospective school leaders into better decision-making. Blundering Leadership will be a valuable tool in the training arsenal for future educational leaders or as a resource forcurrent administrators.. -- Dick Ofstedal, retired middle school principal, Annandale Public School District # 876, MN
This book should be required reading for all prospective administrators. The situations that are covered certainly make this a working document for all practicing administrators. -- Kermit Eastman, retired superintendent; school board member, St. Cloud Area School District # 742, MN
A book like Blundering Leadership only comes along once in a decade. An easy-to-read summary gives leaders practical tips on leadership as well as case studies to challenge a leader's problem-solving skill. This is a pragmatic tool for the novice and the more experienced. You will never think about leadership in the same way again. -- Joane W. McKay, dean of education, University of the Virgin Islands
The authors take a very close look at excellent leadership skills and how they are essential in a successful school.This is a book that school leaders of all ages and experiences will find helpful and realistic. The authors have written a book that, although very practical, is well seated in current research. The self assessment tools are invaluable. I was most impressed with the real-life discussion of what school leadership is about. It becomes apparent that seemingly little mistakes can often become dangerously big. Practitioners will find this book very helpful as they reflect on doing their jobs as school leaders. -- Nicholas J. Miller, associate professor, St. Cloud State University; former Met Life MASSP Principal of the Year (1996), Minnesota Association of St
As school leaders, principals are expected to examine issues from a multifaceted perspective. Arnott and Holmgren have effectively articulated a fresh yet challenging approach to preparing school leaders for the certain pitfalls they will encounter on the job. I found the reflective questions, scenarios, and activities to be most helpful in exploring the issues presented in each chapter. By exploring how missteps can affect school organization, culture, and effectiveness and then presenting the best practices and alternative viewpoints, Arnott and Holmgren skillfully lead prospective school leaders into better decision-making. Blundering Leadership will be a valuable tool in the training arsenal for future educational leaders or as a resource for current administrators. -- Dick Ofstedal, retired middle school principal, Annandale Public School District # 876, MN
A practical book for aspiring school administrators as well as those new on the job. * School Administrator, November 2010 *

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