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Leading Good Schools to Greatness Mastering What Great Principals Do Well

by Susan P. Gray, William A. Streshly

Leading Good Schools to Greatness Mastering What Great Principals Do Well Synopsis

Great leaders are made, not born. Written by the authors of From Good Schools to Great Schools, this sequel shows how great school leaders can be developed and how leaders can acquire the powerful personal leadership characteristics that the best administrators use to lead their schools to greatness. Based on sound strategies and the work of Jim Collins, Gray and Streshly tackle how to build relationships, communicate effectively, exercise your personal will with humility, face brutal facts, get faculty on board, and build a school culture of self-discipline. Chapters include: - Case studies that provide an ongoing context for professional learning - Self-assessments that reveal your inherent leadership dispositions - Interviews and tips from exceptional headteachers in the field - Strategies for developing specific leadership qualities - Application exercises that reinforce how to put the strategies into action - Reflection activities that encourage professional growth Appropriate for both individual and group professional development, Leading Good Schools to Greatness reveals how leadership skills can be learned and used to take your school to the next level.

Leading Good Schools to Greatness Mastering What Great Principals Do Well Press Reviews

This book is a must-read for anyone who would like to take the necessary steps to improve their schools, instructional practices, and skill in leadership. -- Robyn Fette This book is right on target with its thought-provoking ideas and concepts on the characteristics of successful educational leaders. It would have been so helpful for me to have this tool when I began working in educational leadership 37 years ago. -- Thomas F. Leahy, Consultant, Executive Search Department This book synthesizes the research and provides activities and reflections that guide leaders to master the art of leading good schools to greatness in a practical, thoughtful way. -- Sandra Harris, Professor, Lamar University Our best teachers obtain great results by building positive relationships with their students. Gray and Streshly show how our best principals do the same thing and how these behaviors can be learned and practiced. -- Kevin Singer, Superintendent

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412979788
Publication date: 11th November 2010
Author: Susan P. Gray, William A. Streshly
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Organization & management of education, Management: leadership & motivation,

About Susan P. Gray, William A. Streshly

Susan Penny Gray, PhD has been an educator for more than 40 years in Indiana and California, including 15 years as Director of Curriculum Services for the San Marcos Unified School District in San Marcos, California and 7 years as a member of the Educational Leadership faculty at San Diego State University. During her tenure as Director of Curriculum Services she was responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of exemplary programs recognized throughout California in Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social Science, and Science for grades K through 12. She was also responsible for effective teacher and principal support strategies that during the years ...

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