Leading good schools to greatness : mastering what great principals do well
- Gray, Susan Penny.
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, c2010.
- Physical description
- xxiv, 183 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
LB2831.92 .G733 2010
- Unknown LB2831.92 .G733 2010
- Streshly, William A.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-178) and index.
- List of Figures and Tables Foreword by George Manthey Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. The Skills for Leading Good Schools to Greatness Can Be Learned Applying Good to Great Research to School Principals Conversations With Highly Successful Principals Administrator Preparation Program Reform Reflection 2. First, Build Relationships Reflection Assess Your Leadership Capacity A Behavior Different From That of Effective Private Sector Executives The Three Key Elements Needed to Build Relationships Constructing Your Personal Profile of a Highly Effective Principal Part I: Building Trust Part II: Engaging in Effective Interpersonal Communication Part III: Encouraging Constructive Conflict Around Ideas Ask an Effective Principal Reflection 3. How to Exercise Your Professional Will With Humility Reflection Assess Your Leadership Capacity Research on the Risks of Charismatic Leadership For Schools Distinguishing Personal Humility Is Not So Easy What Highly Successful Principals Say Conveying a Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility Strategies for Exhibiting Professional Will While Remaining Humble Practical Application of Strategies for Exhibiting a Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility Ask an Effective Principal Reflection 4. How to Face the Brutal Facts...Then Do Something about Them Reflection Assess Your Leadership Capacity The Research on Confronting the Brutal Facts and Unwavering Resolve What Highly Successful Principals Say About Confronting the Brutal Facts Strategies for Confronting the Brutal Facts and Then Doing Something About Them Ask an Effective Principal Reflection 5. How to Get the Right Faculty on Board Reflection Assess Your Leadership Capacity The Research on Getting the Right People What the Right Place for the Right People Is The Wrong People for the School What Highly Successful Principals Say about Getting the Right People Strategies for Getting (and Keeping) the Right People Practical Application of Strategies for Getting the Right Faculty on Board Ask an Effective Principal Reflection 6. How to Find and Promote the Hedgehog Concept in Your School Reflection Educators Differ from CEOs Assess Your Leadership Capacity Research on the Hedgehog Concept Highly Successful Principals Exhibit the Hedgehog Concept Strategies for Understanding and Executing the Hedgehog Concept in Schools One School's Process for Developing New Mission and Vision Statements Practical Application of Strategies for Finding and Promoting the Hedgehog Concept Ask an Effective Principal Reflection 7. How to Build a School-Wide Culture of Self-Discipline Reflection Assess Your Leadership Capacity The Research on a Culture of Self-Discipline What Highly Successful Principals Do to Build a School-Wide Culture of Self-Discipline Practical Application of Strategies for Building a Culture of Self-Discipline Ask an Effective Principal Reflection 8. The Road Ahead Research on Leadership Preparation What to Look for in a Principal Preparation Program Tips to Help New Principals Succeed A Final Word Resource A: Research Methodology Resource B: Interview Participant Selection Resource C: Principal Interview Questions Derived From Collins' (2001) CEO Interview Questions and Demographic Questionnaire References Suggested Readings Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- Great leaders are made, not born. Written by the authors of "From Good Schools to Great Schools", this sequel shows how great school leaders can be developed and how leaders can acquire the powerful personal leadership characteristics that the best administrators use to lead their schools to greatness. Based on sound strategies and the work of Jim Collins, Gray and Streshly tackle how to build relationships, communicate effectively, exercise your personal will with humility, face brutal facts, get faculty on board, and build a school culture of self-discipline. Chapters of this title include: case studies that provide an ongoing context for professional learning; self-assessments that reveal your inherent leadership dispositions; interviews and tips from exceptional headteachers in the field; strategies for developing specific leadership qualities; application exercises that reinforce how to put the strategies into action; and, reflection activities that encourage professional growth. Appropriate for both individual and group professional development, "Leading Good Schools to Greatness" reveals how leadership skills can be learned and used to take your school to the next level.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Susan Penny Gray, William A. Streshly ; foreword by George Manthey.