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-Frank Bush, Executive Director
Indiana School Boards Association
"Educational leaders need a basis for confident decision making. The authors have a solution for challenging times."
-Kay Harmless, Interim Director, Indiana Principal Leadership Academy
Indiana Department of Education
What decisions are in the best interest of students, teachers, staff, and others in your school community?
It is essential for every school leader to possess the savvy to effect positive change, raise achievement levels, and foster a positive school climate. Now it seems that the struggle for school leaders to make productive decisions has become clouded with ever-growing uncertainty and skepticism.
Transformational Leadership & Decision Making in Schools emphasizes the need for a resilient decision-making pedagogy-one that helps school leaders find and re-center their approaches to making effective decisions for their schools and districts.
This important resource provides methods and strategies to tackle tough decisions, providing concise step-by-step considerations to transform your decision making. The essential information presented includes:
A personal decision-making self-assessment Reflective thinking sections for individual reflection and group dialogue Discussion of the role of vision and mission Ideas on motivation and the capacity for change A look at barriers to decision making Information on developing relationships with respect and rapport
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 9 mm
"Educational leaders need a basis for confident decision making. The authors have a solution for challenging times." -- Kay Harmless, Interim Director, Indiana Principal Leadership Academy
"A great read for leaders desiring to practically apply principles of sincerity, integrity, and commitment to an organization's culture." -- James Thompson, President
"As we prepare educational leaders, Transformational Leadership & Decision Making is a must read." -- Debra Lecklider, Assistant Professor
"In my 25 years of school administration, Transformational Leadership & Decision Making in Schools is the first book that makes sense. When followed, it really works!" -- Terry Russell, Principal
"Finally-a book outlining how to 'lead' in education, by authors whose knowledge comes frontline practice and success." -- Senator Luke Kenley
"The authors provide a self-assessment to help school leaders reflect on their own effectiveness in decision making. May be of interest to school leaders, and could prompt interesting professional growth conversations. Could also be an effective resource for graduate coursework in educational leadership." -- Principal Navigator, January 2007
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