Learn how to become a leader who truly empowers and inspires others. This practical book shows you how to move from being a manager or administrator who simply gets things done to a leader who motivates others to succeed, creating a more positive work environment. The book covers 15 keys to success that can be used by those in any type of leadership position, from superintendent to principal to department chair or teacher-leader.
You'll discover how to...
* Determine your own leadership style;
* Develop your strengths;
* Develop those you lead;
* Be a leader, not just a manager;
* Find your voice;
* Influence school culture;
* Be accountable to those you lead;
* Communicate effectively;
* Lead with EQ vs IQ;
* Be flexible, adaptable, and creative;
* Respond effectively to crisis;
* and much more!
Each chapter provides a variety of strategies for building a particular skill. It also features interviews with well-known leaders from different fields. These experts offer advice that will teach and inspire you as you learn to maximize your own leadership potential.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"An impressive-sounding title on a business card doesn't necessarily translate into an effective leader. Drs. Johnson and Sessions provide a `how to' for individuals in leadership positions as well as those aspiring to reach these positions. The book is full of powerful reflections that can make lasting impressions for anyone hoping to climb career ladders."
--Dan Domenech, Executive Director of The School Superintendents Association (AASA)
"Brad and Julie have written a key book for educational leadership. They have captured the realities of leading through constant change and provide the traits that are found in the strongest leaders. These practitioners' "pearls of wisdom" offer a detailed explanation of the skills needed to be a well-rounded leader."
--G.A. Buie, President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)