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The Principal's Field Manual

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Klappentext 'An extensive and comprehensive resource for aspiring as well as practicing school leaders at every level. For aspirin... Lire la suite
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Klappentext 'An extensive and comprehensive resource for aspiring as well as practicing school leaders at every level. For aspiring school leaders, this book provides a multifaceted look at the complexity of school organizations. For practicing school leaders, the design of the content, the broad array of useful information, the action checklists, the quick-read guidelines, and the extensive references provide readers with a useful guide' - Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals Research has shown that effective school leadership is a key factor in promoting high student achievement. This very practical, easy-to-use reference draws from leadership lessons learned in both education and business. Written as a field manual for "school CEOs" to facilitate understanding and operating a school as an organization, this book is designed for easy access within a unifying framework to enable flexible use for busy principals. Based on the Organizational Effectiveness Model, the manual offers a blend of background knowledge and practices that are immediately useful, in the context of five elements that are essential to all organizations: - Mission, including the central importance of useful metrics - Strategies, such as the value of seeing the whole system - Structure, including skill with conflict management - People, highlighting the usefulness of political savvy - Leadership, including the fundamental importance of trust Filled with practical strategies and tools, The Principal's Field Manual is an invaluable resource for helping both new and experienced administrators better understand and effectively operate the school as a vital and dynamic organization. Zusammenfassung This user-friendly handbook focuses on five facets essential to successful organizations-mission, strategy, organizational structure, people, and leadership-to help principals become proactive, effective school leaders. ...

Auteur

William A. Sommers has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas, St. Mary's University, the University of Minnesota, and Hamline University. With 30 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in urban, suburban, and rural schools, he continues to consult and train in cognitive coaching, conflict management, brain research, thinking skills, and other fields.



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This user-friendly handbook focuses on five facets essential to successful organizations-mission, strategy, organizational structure, people, and leadership-to help principals become proactive, effective school leaders.

Contenu

List of Figures Very Quick Reference Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction The Framing Model - Facets of Effectiveness Two Fundamental Techniques Less Quick Reference Leadership Communications Dialog Trust Collaboration/Teamwork Fire Fighting Culture Ten Rules/Guidelines for Leadership Mission Mission Metrics Organizational Values Ten Guidelines/Rules for Mission Strategy Scenario Planning Systems Thinking Decision-Making / Problem-Solving Ten Guidelines/Rules for Strategy Organizational Structure Project Management Change Conflict Management/Resolution Policies, Procedures, and Professional Judgment Competencies and Position Sketch Ten Rules/Guidelines for Organizational Structure People Personal Values Data, Information, Inferences Managing Staff Followership Influence and Political Savvy Ten Rules/Guidelines for People Conclusion Glossary Appendix 1. Principal Responsibilities Appendix 2. Operating Styles Appendix 3. Project Charter Sample Appendix 4. Capacity to Act Assessment Appendix 5. Position Sketch Appendix 6. Newmann's Model Appendix 7. Decision Requirements Table Appendix 8. Uncritical Inference Test References Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Principal's Field Manual
Sous-titre: The School Principal as the Organizational Leader
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Code EAN: 9781412971157
ISBN: 978-1-4129-7115-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: SAGE Publications Inc
Genre: Pédagogie
nombre de pages: 176
Poids: 710g
Taille: H279mm x B215mm
Année: 2009

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