Qualities for Effective Leadership
School Leaders SpeakBook - 2006
Public education is the vehicle that protects the core values of a democratic society. In the 21st century, leaders who possess the skills and disposition to defend the tower are needed to articulate an educational vision, establish creative problem solving, and foster continuous improvement. This book, which provides information about leadership from eight practicing leaders, addresses these issues. Qualities for Effective Leaders: -Discusses the complexities of leadership -Articulates the need for strong moral leadership -Stresses the need to create learning communities and describes how they work -Portrays the leader as an anthropologist -Identifies the problems that confront school leaders and offers strategies to solve them -Presents the case for financial adequacy for public education Exemplary leaders must develop skills in listening, inspiring others, embracing the leader's vision, and being forthright when addressing issues. The focus on democratic principles, moral and ethical leadership, financial adequacy, and expectations that society has for equity and opportunity are reinforced. This book will be of interest to practicing and aspiring administrators, education professors and policymakers, and legislators.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006.
Branch Call Number: 371.2
Characteristics: x, 154 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.