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Leading With Focus

Author : Mike Schmoker
ISBN : 9781416621362
Genre : Education
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In his 2011 ASCD best-seller Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, author Mike Schmoker described a fresh pproach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, prioritized lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in Leading with Focus, he shows administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply his model to the work of running schools and districts. In this companion to his previous book, Schmoker offers * An overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership--demonstrating its power for vastly improving the work of teachers and leaders. * Examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership--and the incredible results for student learning. * A practical, flexible, and easy-to-follow implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts. All students deserve to learn in schools where educators eschew distractions and superfluous activities to concentrate on what’s most important. To that end, this book is an essential resource for leaders ready to streamline their practice and focus their efforts on radically improving student learning.

Becoming Strategic

Author : Timi Gleason
ISBN : 1516879937
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Originally published as Coach As Strategic Partner, this book is updated with new information and techniques for today's business climate.It's time to stop feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of tactical thinking that is going on around you. Becoming Strategic: Leading with Focus and Inspiration is loaded with techniques and ideas for introducing solutions that will assure your brand as a valuable strategic thinker is noticed. "Many people talk about strategy. This book shows you how to live it! A MUST READ for anyone serious about turning strategy into profitable action." ~Michael Walsh, Business Strategist/CEO, Author of Thinking Big Is Not Enough"Developing a strategic approach to today's challenges has never been more important. This practical and welcome contribution really helps begin this vital process in daily business life." ~Bob Gorzynski, Author of The Strategic Mind "Great job showing us how strategic thinking and planning can be energized and humanized with systems thinking at its core! A valuable read!" ~ Sheridan L. Barker, Managing Partner, Haines Centre for Strategic Management "More than a book, this is a manual for leaders and followers, for those in transition and those who are lifers-this is a tour du force to assist the reader in truly impacting change by making a strategic difference." ~CB Bowman, MBA, CMC, MCEC, CEO: Association of Corporate Executive Coaches

Learning And Leading With Habits Of Mind

Author : Arthur L. Costa
ISBN : 9781416616498
Genre : Education
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In Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, noted educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present a comprehensive guide to shaping schools around Habits of Mind. The habits are a repertoire of behaviors that help both students and teachers successfully navigate the various challenges and problems they encounter in the classroom and in everyday life. The Habits of Mind include * Persisting * Managing impulsivity * Listening with understanding and empathy * Thinking flexibly * Thinking about thinking (metacognition) * Striving for accuracy * Questioning and posing problems * Applying past knowledge to new situations * Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision * Gathering data through all senses * Creating, imagining, innovating * Responding with wonderment and awe * Taking responsible risks * Finding humor * Thinking interdependently * Remaining open to continuous learning This volume brings together--in a revised and expanded format--concepts from the four books in Costa and Kallick's earlier work Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series. Along with other highly respected scholars and practitioners, the authors explain how the 16 Habits of Mind dovetail with up-to-date concepts of what constitutes intelligence; present instructional strategies for activating the habits and creating a "thought-full" classroom environment; offer assessment and reporting strategies that incorporate the habits; and provide real-life examples of how communities, school districts, building administrators, and teachers can integrate the habits into their school culture. Drawing upon their research and work over many years, in many countries, Costa and Kallick present a compelling rationale for using the Habits of Mind as a foundation for leading, teaching, learning, and living well in a complex world.

Leading With Emotional Intelligence

Author : Malcolm Higgs
ISBN : 9783319326375
Genre : Business & Economics
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Drawing on research into leadership and emotional intelligence, this book presents a framework that can lead to effective change implementation. Set against a backdrop of increasing complexity, volatility and uncertainty, the book responds to the need for organisations to continuously change and transform, and addresses the real challenges of effective implementation. Exploring these concepts at individual, team and organizational levels, Leading with Emotional Intelligence recognises the complexity of the topic and combines rigour with relevance to underpin the framework with empirical evidence.

Practical Strategies For Academic Library Managers Leading With Vision Through All Levels

Author : Frances C. Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781610698900
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different experts from organizations across the country • Addresses the need for professionals with expanding management roles to engage higher administration • Includes a foreword written by a former ALA president

Leading With Passion

Author : Sherene Suchy
ISBN : 0759103666
Genre : Art
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What does it take to lead the 21st-century museum? Balancing a head for business and working from the heart guided by passion! This is the message Sherene Suchy discovered in her work with more than 80 international museum directors whose thoughts and experiences ground this book on change management in 21st-century cultural organizations.

Leading Past Perception Helping Leaders Make A Difference

Author : Nakia Melecio
ISBN : 9781483410401
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Perception is reality. Reality is perception. In any case, in order to improve group communications and dynamics, it is necessary to have the crucial conversations that are too often avoided. While perceptions are not harmful, for the most part, if not managed well, they could ignite destructive behaviors, which lead to negative outcomes. Perhaps one of the most powerful methods for managing perceptions is opening the lines of communication and providing constructive feedback in a timely, consistent manner. At the core of managing perceptions, which in turn manages expectations, is trust. Trust breeds the opportunity for healthy perception, exchange, and resolution. In this book I want to develop leaders with as servant leaders, acquiring the skills and knowledge to tackle the complex challenges facing modern organizations today. Leadership can be a very challenging thing at times and more than ever we need leaders with the character, temperament, and boldness to even lead past perception.

Author : Thomas R Hoerr
ISBN : 9789960545431
Genre : Education
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ما الذي يريد أن يعرفه قادة المدارس؟ في هذا الكتاب يعتمد توماس ر. هور على خبرته التي تزيد عن 25 عاماً في قيادة المدرسة ويقدم نصيحته التي لا تقدر بثمن حول إدارة المدرسة، فيتناول التحديات الماثلة أمام قادة المدارس من تقييم عمل المعلمين إلى التعامل مع أهالي الطلبة، ومن إدارة الاجتماعات إلى صنع الفرق، فيقدم لنا إستراتيجياته التي أثبت نجاحها. يقول هور: إن القيادة مبنية على العلاقات، وأفضل الإداريين يدعمون العمل في الفريق الواحد القائم على الزمالة ويثمنون التنوع ويشجعون كل من يحيط بهم؛ لكي ينمو ويتطور. يستعين بأمثلة من مدرسته التي يقودها فيلخص لنا الوسائل التي تجعل القائد أكثر تأثيراً ويخلق ثقافة التعلم. كما يبحث في كتابه هذا في تاريخ القيادة ومستقبلها، حيث يركز على الطريقة التي يتبعها المربون في سبيل تقدم المدارس. إن كتاب فن القيادة المدرسية، الذي يضم بين دفتيه ما يزيد عن 100 جملة مقتبسة مما قاله التربويون في مختلف أنحاء العالم يشكل وصفاً حياً مفعماً بالأفكار حول ما تقتضيه قيادة المدرسة. «من خلال روحه المرحة والممتعة واستقامته وصدق كلامه الذي يخلو من الرطانة الغريبة يكتسب هور المصداقية والاحترام. إن وصفه للحياة داخل المدرسة يجد صدى له في خبرات معظم المعلمين والإداريين وأهالي الطلبة.» رولاند بارت. العبيكان للنشر

Leading With Trust

Author : Susan Stephenson
ISBN : 9781936765256
Genre : Education
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What are the causes of distrust? How do members of school teams discuss traditionally taboo topics? This field guide begins with personal exercises designed for leaders to use before they engage with staff. A variety of team exercises and a progressive series of strategies follow, to move the community toward a more trusting environment.

Leading With Inquiry And Action

Author : Matthew Militello
ISBN : 9781452272948
Genre : Education
File Size : 87. 25 MB
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Enhance learning with a collaborative, inquiry-based system of leadership! This practical guide presents a systematic, ongoing process for collecting information, making decisions, and taking action in order to improve instruction and raise student achievement. The authors illustrate a collaborative inquiry-action cycle within a real-world context and offer questions and exercises to guide individual reflection and group discussion. Thoroughly grounded in research, this book helps administrators: Identify areas for instructional improvement Determine community-supported solutions and build stakeholder commitment Articulate an action plan based on multiple data sources Take steps that support teacher development Systematically evaluate program results

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