Essential Skills for Effective School Leadership (Paperback)

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A succinct, practicable text that equips school leaders with an expansive repertoire of essential skills and reinforces the leadership knowledge necessary for success. All leaders, particularly school leaders, share five essential skills: Confidence. Leaders believe in themselves and their ability to mobilize others to act. Communication. Leaders are able to articulate their goals and transform words into deeds, and rhetoric into results. Collaboration. Leaders recognize that success is a team effort. Coaching. Leaders invest time and energy into developing their team. Continuous Improvement. Leaders view change as opportunity. This book is based on the premise that there is no single ideal school leader profile or leadership style. It contains tools for activating and motivating the community on behalf of students, developing the ability to be decisive and achieve results, facilitating collaboration to improve teaching and learning, implementing detailed action plans, and balancing leadership challenges. Designed for individual school leaders and those who aspire to be, this book contains easy-to-understand, ready-to-use leadership lessons created to inspire the acquisition of pertinent decision-making and school leadership skills. A valuable resource for every reader, it is designed to be easily customizable. Topics that are most relevant to each situation are easily selected and tailored to every leader's individual development program.

About the Author

Frank Siccone Ed.D. is an educator, author, and organizational leadership consultant. For three decades he has been offering workshops to teachers and administrators throughout the country, and has conducted youth leadership training for students not only in the United States, but also from Russia, and South Africa. Dr. Siccone has written a previous book on school leadership entitled, The Power To Lead: A Guide For School Administrators On Facilitating Change. His first book, 101 Ways to Develop Student Self-Esteem and Responsibility was co-authored with Jack Canfield (co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul). His books have been translated into Chinese, Czech, Russian, and Spanish. He has taught classes and workshops at several colleges and universities including the California State University, East Bay and San Bernardino; San Francisco State University; University of California, Riverside; the University of San Francisco; and the Leadership Institute at Yale University. In addition to his work in education, Frank has also consulted with an impressive list of corporate clients such as Cisco Systems, Hitachi, Intel, Pepsi Cola, Sprint, Sun Microsystems, and Among the nonprofit organizations with whom he has worked recently are the California Association of Student Councils, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Green For All.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780131385191
ISBN-10: 0131385194
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: May 16th, 2020
Pages: 169
Language: English

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