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The Noble School Leader The Five-Square Approach to Leading Schools with Emotional Intelligence

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-04-19
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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A practical guide for school leaders and managers seeking concrete strategies for professional improvement 

Leading a learning community is a challenging endeavor that rewards those who build social-emotional and adaptive leadership competencies. In The Noble School Leader, veteran school leader and leadership coach Matthew Taylor delivers an inspiring and enlightening exploration of the mindsets that support leaders to thrive, as well as those that just get in the way. It is a field guide to creating learning conditions that make transformative growth happen in schools. 

In this book, readers will: 

  • Uncover the most common internal obstacles that hold all school leaders back, from teacher leaders to superintendents 
  • Apply the core domains of emotional intelligence and create personal growth plans using the invaluable 5 Square tool 
  • Surface core values and drivers that shift mindsets and behaviors 
  • Set goals and plans for challenging leadership moments 

Written for school leaders and managers seeking concrete techniques for building social-emotional and adaptive leadership competencies, The Noble School Leader is also an indispensable resource for any K-12 teacher, administrator, or professor with an interest in education and emotional intelligence. 

Author Biography

MATTHEW TAYLOR leads the Noble Story Group, a consulting firm that brings an emotional intelligence-based approach to leadership development in education and non-profit organizations. He has extensive experience teaching in and leading schools, having worked in urban neighborhood, urban charter, international, private, and magnet schools.

Table of Contents


Part One: Preparing to Do Mindset Work

Chapter 1: Seven Invisible Obstacles to Strong School Leadership

Chapter 2 Building New Mindsets and Behaviors with Emotional Intelligence (How You Will Drive Your Learning Using This Book)

Chapter 3: Preparing for the Learning Journey by Connecting to Your Power

Part Two: Working the 5-Square

Chapter 4: The Transactional Leader

Chapter 5: The Unintended Enabler

Chapter 6: The Negative Controller

Chapter 7: The Pacesetter

Chapter 8: The Doer

Chapter 9: The Imposter

Chapter 10: The Implementer

Part Three: Staying Focused Over Time

Chapter 11: Working Your 5-Square for Lasting Behavior Change


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