Leading from the Edge: A School Leader's Guide to Recognising and Overcoming Stress (Paperback)
  • Leading from the Edge: A School Leader's Guide to Recognising and Overcoming Stress (Paperback)

Leading from the Edge: A School Leader's Guide to Recognising and Overcoming Stress (Paperback)

Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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James Hilton worked as a headteacher at one of the largest primary schools in the UK. In 2007 he suffered a breakdown brought on by work-related stress. He shares his story in this inspiring book in the hope that it will help others. Leading from the Edge is the brave and honest account of how James managed to pull himself back from the brink and return to headship equipped with strategies to deal with the day-to-day stresses felt by so many school leaders in UK schools today. This is a one of a kind, provocative analysis of the challenges of leading a 21st century school, interspersed with advice guaranteed to inspire, reassure and help leaders overcome the pressure they are under every single day. The book includes coping strategies, tips on good nutrition and time management plus you will learn how to identify your own stress levels and causes. James offers guidance on dealing with parents and Ofsted, as well as how to support other teachers who are themselves dealing with stress. With a foreword from the acclaimed speaker and author on leadership Richer Gerver, this book is a must read for any current or aspiring school leader. Follow James on Twitter for daily advice on dealing with stress in schools @jameshilton300

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472917348
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 351 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

I would recommend that anyone in education that has a role managing and leading others read this book. I am certain that because of James' story my self-awareness and understanding of the pressures on others has improved to the extent where I will be a better leader because of it. -- Vic Goddard, Principle of Passmores Academy - home of Education Essex
A case study in bouncebackability. James tackles stress head on. An honest and forthright account. Life saving and, even better, no bull. -- Andy Cope, author and happiness expert
This book is an absolute must-read for any school leader who is experiencing stress and wishes to understand what it is like to do so... This book will be my bible over the coming weeks and months. -- Lena Bellina

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