In this book, Patterson, Goens, and Reed draw upon resilience research and best practices to answer the question: "How can leaders move ahead in the face of adversity?" This book benefits leaders who have confronted adversity in the past, struggle with adversity right now, or will likely encounter setbacks in the future. Leaders find concrete, how-to strategies for strengthening leadership skills in turbulent times in every chapter. Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times aims to help leaders thrive in the face of adversity with the inclusion of the Leader Resilience Profile ® (LRP)-an instrument developed by Patterson and others to measure a leader's resilience in twelve categories. Readers are invited to complete the LRP and then apply the strategies outlined in each chapter to strengthen their leader resilience.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 239 x 162 x 20 mm
A rich, multifaceted introduction to understanding the dynamics of the clash between theory and reality, particularly for those at the helm of school organizations.... This book is imbued with pearls of wisdom from the research of notables in education leadership....Appropriately designed for both aspiring and veteran leaders, Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times will serve as a good guide for leadership preparation course or to groom current school leaders to be passionate in their values-driven decisions during times of strife. * School Administrator, October 2010 *
Running a school system is an increasingly complex and challenging job that requires high levels of resilience among school leaders. This essential book will help superintendents, central office personnel, aspiring education leaders and others not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity. -- Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association