Leading Good Schools to Greatness

Mastering What Great Principals Do Well
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208
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Susan P. Gray
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Build your capacity to lead your school to greatness!



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. Chapters include:





  • Self-assessments that reveal your inherent leadership dispositions

  • Tips from exceptional principals in the field

  • Strategies and case studies for developing specific leadership qualities

  • Application exercises that put the strategies into action

  • Reflection activities that encourage professional growth


Build your capacity to lead your school to greatness!



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. Chapters include:





  • Self-assessments that reveal your inherent leadership dispositions

  • Tips from exceptional principals in the field

  • Strategies and case studies for developing specific leadership qualities

  • Application exercises that put the strategies into action

  • Reflection activities that encourage professional growth

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword by George Manthey
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. The Skills for Leading Good Schools to Greatness Can Be Learned
Applying Good to Great Research to School Principals
Conversations With Highly Successful Principals
Administrator Preparation Program Reform
Reflection
2. First, Build Relationships
Reflection
Assess Your Leadership Capacity
A Behavior Different From That of Effective Private Sector Executives
The Three Key Elements Needed to Build Relationships
Constructing Your Personal Profile of a Highly Effective Principal
Part I: Building Trust
Part II: Engaging in Effective Interpersonal Communication
Part III: Encouraging Constructive Conflict Around Ideas
Ask an Effective Principal
Reflection
3. How to Exercise Your Professional Will With Humility
Reflection
Assess Your Leadership Capacity
Research on the Risks of Charismatic Leadership For Schools
Distinguishing Personal Humility Is Not So Easy
What Highly Successful Principals Say Conveying a Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility
Strategies for Exhibiting Professional Will While Remaining Humble
Practical Application of Strategies for Exhibiting a Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility
Ask an Effective Principal
Reflection
4. How to Face the Brutal Facts…Then Do Something about Them
Reflection
Assess Your Leadership Capacity
The Research on Confronting the Brutal Facts and Unwavering Resolve
What Highly Successful Principals Say About Confronting the Brutal Facts
Strategies for Confronting the Brutal Facts and Then Doing Something About Them
Ask an Effective Principal
Reflection
5. How to Get the Right Faculty on Board
Reflection
Assess Your Leadership Capacity
The Research on Getting the Right People
What the Right Place for the Right People Is
The Wrong People for the School
What Highly Successful Principals Say about Getting the Right People
Strategies for Getting (and Keeping) the Right People
Practical Application of Strategies for Getting the Right Faculty on Board
Ask an Effective Principal
Reflection
6. How to Find and Promote the Hedgehog Concept in Your School
Reflection
Educators Differ from CEOs
Assess Your Leadership Capacity
Research on the Hedgehog Concept
Highly Successful Principals Exhibit the Hedgehog Concept
Strategies for Understanding and Executing the Hedgehog Concept in Schools
One School’s Process for Developing New Mission and Vision Statements
Practical Application of Strategies for Finding and Promoting the Hedgehog Concept
Ask an Effective Principal
Reflection
7. How to Build a School-Wide Culture of Self-Discipline
Reflection
Assess Your Leadership Capacity
The Research on a Culture of Self-Discipline
What Highly Successful Principals Do to Build a School-Wide Culture of Self-Discipline
Practical Application of Strategies for Building a Culture of Self-Discipline
Ask an Effective Principal
Reflection
8. The Road Ahead
Research on Leadership Preparation
What to Look for in a Principal Preparation Program
Tips to Help New Principals Succeed
A Final Word
Resource A: Research Methodology
Resource B: Interview Participant Selection
Resource C: Principal Interview Questions Derived From Collins’ (2001) CEO Interview Questions and Demographic Questionnaire
References
Suggested Readings
Index

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