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This second edition of the bestseller helps teachers and principals reframe challenges and expand leadership potential by using four defining lenses: political, human resources, structural, and symbolic.
"The leadership skills highlighted are practical and helpful and are applied to specific situations that have been clearly outlined." -Randy Cook, Chemistry/Physics Teacher
“Destined to be a classic in its own right, this book offers readers insights into the realities of teaching and leading schools that are at once refreshing, insightful, and practical. A quick, enjoyable read that encourages deep reflection for best practice.” -Jeffrey Glanz, Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics & Values
“Bolman and Deal's book is profoundly important text for those learning to lead, principal and teacher alike. The authors have presented richly crafted examples of life in the school, both from the teacher and the principal perspective, and introduces the reader to the fundamental principles of leadership. The narratives offer an authentic, real-world picture of learning to lead that takes into account all those individuals most directly implicated in and impacted by leadership at the school level." -Patricia M. Jenlink, Professor of Educational Leadership
"This book reads like a story-once I started, I had a hard time putting it down. How often do we say that about a book on education?” -Loukea N. Kovanis-Wilson, Chemistry Instructor
Table of Contents
|About the Authors||p. ix|
|A Pair of Rookies||p. 9|
|A New Teacher's First Day||p. 11|
|Getting Off on the Right Foot||p. 17|
|Newcomers Find Wise Friends and Allies||p. 21|
|Leadership Lessons I: Seeing and Solving Entry Barriers||p. 26|
|The Political Frame||p. 31|
|The Old Guard and the New Principal||p. 33|
|The Tracking Wars: School Politics at Work||p. 41|
|Leadership Lessons II: Mapping and Mastering the Political Terrain||p. 53|
|The Human Resource Frame||p. 57|
|Sagging Morale||p. 59|
|Leadership Lessons III: Build Relationships and Empower Yourself||p. 68|
|The Structural Frame||p. 71|
|Student Discipline: Who's Really in Charge?||p. 73|
|Standards and Accountability||p. 83|
|Leadership Lessons IV: Align the Structure With the Work||p. 89|
|The Symbolic Frame||p. 95|
|The End of the Year: Symbols and Culture in Schools||p. 97|
|"I'm Just a Great Teacher!"||p. 105|
|Leadership Lessons V: Celebrate Values and Culture||p. 112|
|Values, Ethics, and Spirit||p. 119|
|Teaching and Leading: Finding a Balance||p. 121|
|A Talk About Values||p. 127|
|Leadership Lessons VI: Problems and Dilemmas||p. 132|
|The Torch is Passed||p. 135|
|The Essence of Teaching: Leaving a Legacy||p. 137|
|Passing the Torch||p. 145|
|Leadership Lessons VII: The Enduring Sequence||p. 150|
|Annotated Bibliography||p. 155|
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