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Stand Tall Leadership Stand Tall to Think Differently and Lead Successfully

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-08-25
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Stand out like you’re 7 feet tall — how to think and act differently as a K-12 leader 

Tall people stand out in a crowd. Tall people think and act differently: people like author Steven Bollar. He has spent his career as a principal and administrator creating school cultures that make students excited to learn and achieve their goals. In Stand Tall Leadership, Steven shows you that it doesn't matter what your natural height really is—you can stand tall in everything you do by thinking and acting differently from those around you. Designed for K-12 leaders, this unique and engaging book helps you overcome challenges in your school, manage effectively, inspire your staff, build strong relationships, communicate clearly, and much more.

The Stand Tall Leadership philosophy is all about creating the best possible environment at your school. Strong leadership skills are essential for making better decisions, maintaining your focus and priority, and maximizing outcomes with students, staff, parents, and the entire community. The principles and techniques in this book will strengthen your own leadership skills and assist you in developing effective leaders within your school. Providing hands-on tools and real-world guidance, this valuable resource will help you:

  • Connect with staff, understand their needs, and set them up for success
  • Keep your best employees and leaders right where they are, not chasing other opportunities
  • Assessyour leadership skills and make immediate, meaningful improvements
  • Maintain focus in any situation to increase productivity and get outstanding results
  • Repair damaged relationships that slow down progress and impede success

Stand Tall Leadership: Stand Tall to Think Differently and Lead Successfully is a must-read for all K-12 leaders and administrators, as well as K-12 educators looking to develop their leadership skills.

Author Biography

STEVEN A. BOLLAR served on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association. He has a history in the education system, from art teacher to principal to Superintendent of Schools. He helps schools and organizations create a better culture and climate through creative rewards and encouragement.

Table of Contents


1. Stand Tall Leaders Should Not Blend In

Hide and Seek

Blend In

2. Stand Tall Leaders Have Influence



Compliance vs Commitment

3. Stand Tall Leaders Get Results

Results Formula

Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Get It When You Don’t Get It

Internal Branding

4. Stand Tall Leaders Value Relationships


Reasons to NOT Recognize

I Just Can’t Help You

5. Stand Tall leaders Make Strategic, Smart, and Creative Decisions

What Is Climate? What Is Culture?


Get Over it

Power of Now

Efficiency vs Effectiveness

6. Stand Tall Leaders Take Action

B.A.D.D. A.S.S.

One Action

7. Stand Tall Leaders Use Their Voice

Stand Tall Speaking

Parent Phone Communication

Uncomfortable Silence

8. Stand Tall Leaders are Reflective

Hold On a Second

Stand Tall PD

Stand Tall Educational Conference Action Plan

Stand Tall Words of Power

Three Sides of Leadership Growth

Be a Finisher

About the Author



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