The Principal's Field Manual: The School Principal as the Organizational Leader - Ayers, Michael B.; Sommers, William A.
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'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…mehr

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'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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: CORWIN PR INC
  • Seitenzahl: 158
  • Erscheinungstermin: Mai 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 279mm x 216mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 703g
  • ISBN-13: 9781412971157
  • ISBN-10: 1412971152
  • Artikelnr.: 26015299
Inhaltsangabe
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