Stepping Into Administration

Author: Thomas A. Kersten
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607095955
Size: 57.11 MB
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This book is designed to provide beginning administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed during their first year, shortening the initial learning curve and helping them make smooth transitions from teaching to their first administrative positions.

Moving Into The Superintendency

Author: Thomas Kersten
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610484371
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Moving into the Superintendency: How to Succeed in Making the Transition provides novice superintendents with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their new roles. Thomas Kersten, a highly experienced school administrator with eleven years of superintendent experience, shares the most practical and useful strategies that will help new superintendents optimize their early successes.

Personnel Priorities In Schools Today

Author: Thomas A. Kersten
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804431
Size: 20.59 MB
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Although administrators have many responsibilities, none is more critical to their school, students, and personal success than hiring, supervising, and evaluating teachers. Excellent teachers make the difference in how well students achieve and this book offers the formula for hiring the best teachers available.

Making The Leap

Author: Jill Berry
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785831739
Size: 40.15 MB
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In Making the Leap, Dr Jill Berry offers practical advice which will be invaluable to anyone considering headship, drawing on her personal experience, her doctoral research and her extensive reading on the subject. Are you considering headship? Are you looking for advice about whether that would be a good career move for you? Maybe you’re applying for roles, or have secured one and are wondering how to manage the transition. Jill believes that the qualities that make you a good teacher are closely related to those which will serve you well in leadership. Every teacher is, in fact, a leader of learning within their own classroom. As your career progresses and you move from one leadership role to another, your sphere of influence gradually grows. You will have the chance to learn, to grow, to prove yourself. You will make mistakes and survive them. Headship is demanding, but it is also extremely rewarding: this book will encourage you to be clear-sighted about the challenges and responsibilities that lie ahead. Managing the transition from deputy to first-time headship successfully will ensure that you are on the most positive trajectory as you continue your leadership journey. In Jill’s experience, new heads often ask themselves similar questions. How can I balance the two roles as I begin to hand over my senior leader responsibilities and, at the same time, begin to assume the mantle of the head? How can I establish the most positive and productive relationship with the outgoing head, so that confidence is maintained and the school is energised, rather than threatened, by the change of school leader? How can I ensure the early months and years of headship are as successful as possible, so that the school develops and grows even stronger under my leadership? This book will answer all those questions and more. Suitable for teachers, middle leaders and senior leaders who are considering school headship. Contents include: 1. Introduction: making the leap – why would you want to? Spheres of influence and what is distinctive about headship, my own experience, my research; 2. Applying for headship: key principles of making a successful application, deciding what to apply for, making a strong written application, preparing for and performing well at interview; 3. Managing the lead-in period: the challenges of finding the balance in the period between appointment and formally taking up the role, the developing relationship with your predecessor, the opportunities of the lead-in period, the challenges of the lead-in period, and sources of support and strategies; 4. The early months in post: ‘inheriting’ the role versus ‘inhabiting’ the role, learning to lead in a new context, navigating the differences between deputy headship and headship, continuing to build the bridge as you walk on it; 5. Established headship and beyond: moving beyond being the ‘new head’, making the most of the joy of headship, balance and sustainability, next steps?

Stepping Twice Into The River

Author: Robert King
Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado
ISBN:
Size: 56.26 MB
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Robert King recounts his exploration of the 'almost unnoticeable' along North Dakota's Sheyenne River, from its headwaters to river's end. With every experience along the way -- tracing a military campaign, canoeing the river, visiting a ghost town and even trying to sleep in an ancient Cheyenne village -- King delves deeper into the river's culture. Each stop in his travels, each chapter of his writing, brings to light a different aspect of the plains, focusing on Native American culture, pioneer society, religion, war, agriculture, and nature. In the hands of this gifted thinker and writer, local facts yield universal metaphor. An able guide, King illuminates the ordinary from the perspectives of history, science, and literature. Blending travel narrative, interesting details, and poetic reflection, Stepping Twice Into the River takes readers on a journey through time, revealing both stability and change and offering prairie wisdom. Readers will find in Robert King an affable and delightful guide, a painter of a vivid portrait of human endeavour on the northern plains.

Trajectory

Author: David Rooy
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 081443391X
Size: 12.73 MB
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When the economy's difficult and jobs aren't secure, people tend to focus on the short term...on survival. But what they don't grasp is how their current position could be a springboard to their next position--or even the one after that. Caught between a fear of failure and a desire for instant success, they limit the risks they take, unwittingly limiting their opportunities. As much as they want to get ahead, they simply can't see how to get there. Trajectory is the answer. Each and every person has their own "trajectory" or career path--and this timely and refreshingly practical new book presents seven strategies designed to help anyone create and manage theirs. Readers will discover how to: Make the most of feedback Avoid stagnation and break through plateaus Think big, act small, and move quick Achieve growth through failure Move to the front of the pack through persistence Continuously develop both "soft" and "hard" professional skills And much more Career success doesn't happen overnight. From building relationships with mentors, to positioning (and repositioning) yourself for promotion--this essential guide provides the tools you need for a lifetime of advancement.

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Lead With Luv

Author: Ken Blanchard
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0137040555
Size: 21.51 MB
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Once, there was a remarkable person who led with love. Her company succeeded where its competitors struggled. Its customers were loyal, its employees loved to work there, and it was profitable year after year, for decades. This loving leader began her career as an executive secretary, yet the company's founder chose her to succeed him as president. When asked why, he said, "Because she knows how to love people to success." She is Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. Lead with LUV is an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation between Barrett and the legendary Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager. Drawing on personal experience, Barrett and Blanchard reveal why leading with love is the most powerful way to lead and how it can help you achieve truly amazing levels of performance. Discover: What "love" really means in the organizational context. Why leading with love is not "soft" management! How to use redirection and tough love to handle inappropriate behavior or performance. Why "servant leadership" is love in action, and how to make it work. How to build the compelling vision and culture that sustains leadership with love.