9781412915915

What Every Principal Should Know About Operational Leadership

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412915915

  • ISBN10:

    1412915910

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-28
  • Publisher: Sage Pubns

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Summary

Filled with best practice examples, resources, reflections, self-assessments, and implementation ideas, this guide shows school leaders how to improve their school management skills.

Table of Contents

Dedication vii
Acknowledgments viii
About the Author x
Questionnaire: Before We Get Started xiii
1. Introduction 1(14)
Case Study and Reflective Questions
8(7)
2. Best Practices in Getting Organized 15(17)
Eight Organizational Tips
20(5)
Preparing the Schedule
25(1)
Managing Time
26(5)
Conclusion
31(1)
3. Best Practices in Managing Facilities 32(18)
Coordinating Safety and Security
37(6)
Overseeing the Cafeteria
43(3)
Working With the Custodian
46(2)
Conducting a Facilities Evaluation
48(1)
Conclusion
49(1)
4. Best Practice in School Finance and Handling the Budget 50(12)
Fiscal Fitness
54(7)
Conclusion
61(1)
5. Best Practices in Human Resources Management 62(29)
Recruiting, Inducting, and Retaining Good Teachers
67(4)
Evaluating Personnel and Programs
71(6)
Working With the Union
77(3)
Dealing With Conflict
80(3)
Working With Your Assistant Principal
83(2)
Attending to Legal Mandates
85(3)
Promoting In-Classroom and Schoolwide Positive Student Behavior
88(2)
Conclusion
90(1)
6. Best Practices in Communicating Effectively 91(22)
Develop Listening Skills
94(2)
Communication Techniques
96(2)
Avoid Barriers to Communication
98(1)
Using Assertion Messages
98(4)
Keil's Six Essential Questions for Communicating for Results
102(4)
Simon and Newman's Five Suggestions for Enhancing Communication
106(2)
Using E-mail
108(2)
Running Effective Meetings
110(1)
Conclusion
111(2)
7. Best Practices in Personal Management 113(13)
Dealing With Stress
114(7)
Striving for Personal Renewal
121(3)
Conclusion
124(2)
Conclusion: Making Operational Leadership a Reality 126(3)
Resource A. Realities of Operational Leadership: In-Basket Simulations 129(7)
Resource B. Assessing Your Role in Operational Leadership 136(15)
Resource C. An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources 151(6)
References 157(3)
Index 160

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