The Strategic School

Author: Karen Hawley Miles
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229304X
Size: 40.41 MB
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Strategically reorganize school resources to support instructional and performance priorities! How can schools best use the resources they already have? Exploring the link between purposeful resource allocation and academic achievement, this book shows principals and administrators how to effectively use all available resources: people, time, and money. Drawing on their extensive research with urban schools and districts, the authors offer case studies, planning guides, checklists, worksheets, and strategies aligned with ISLLC standards to help leaders: Assess current resource use in new ways Organize resources more creatively and flexibly Craft a master schedule that works Connect resource allocation to student and school performance

Leading With Data

Author: Ellen Goldring
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293058
Size: 61.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive, practical guide to using data effectively for school improvement! This hands-on guidebook explains essential statistical and assessment information to help principals make critical and sustainable choices to promote student learning. Broad-based strategies include collecting and analyzing various types of data about student achievement, professional development, allocation of resources, family involvement, and community standards. Part of theLeadership for Learning series, this resource: Supports school leaders in developing and sustaining continuous improvement Links data-based decision making with issues of accountability and shared mission and goals Includes numerous examples and cases, a glossary, school improvement template, sample forms, and data tools

Building Strong School Cultures

Author: Sharon D. Kruse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229478X
Size: 14.20 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Develop an integrated school culture that engages educators with their colleagues and communities! This resource calls on principals to create a viable, sustainable school culture using the professional community, organizational learning, and trust to affect teaching and learning. Part of the Leadership for Learning series, this volume presents a leadership approach that integrates teachers, parents, and community members into a coherent team. The authors examine schools that have achieved lasting cultural change and present practical strategies for: Diagnosing and shaping a school culture Revising leadership functions to broaden decision-making processes Rethinking organizational structures Supporting continuous improvement while ensuring stability

Continuous School Improvement

Author: Mark A. Smylie
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412936896
Size: 13.46 MB
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This volume from the Leadership for Learning series outlines best practices for sustaining improvement and demonstrates how to set goals, develop trust, and build a culture of responsibility.

Reach The Highest Standard In Professional Learning

Author: Karen Hawley Miles
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229206X
Size: 10.53 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Part of a series on Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning, this volume offers creative strategies for prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating the resources required for educator learning and student success. This book includes: An original essay on how school systems can reconfigure people, time, technology, and money to improve and sustain educator growth Implementation strategies, practical tools, and specific examples for maximizing resources—especially time—for teacher learning A case study of how Dearborn Public Schools, Michigan, shifted existing resources to drive professional learning despite tough economic times

Department For Education

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215044075
Size: 53.31 MB
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The Department for Education is distributing £56.4 billion in 2011-12 to schools, local authorities and other public bodies for the delivery of education and children's services in England. The Department has set out how it intends to provide Parliament with assurance about the regularity, propriety and value for money in an Accountability System Statement (the Statement) of which the Committee has now seen three drafts. Responsibility for value for money is shared by the Department with schools, academy trusts, local authorities, the Young People's Learning Agency and the Department for Communities and Local Government. However, the Statement does not yet clearly describe the specific responsibilities of each body, how these will interact, or how the Department will assess value for money across the entire education system. The Department relies on local authorities and the YPLA to exercise financial oversight over local authority maintained schools and academies respectively. However, oversight by some local authorities is currently weak and could worsen as many authorities reduce the resources they devote to overseeing their schools. There are also concerns about whether the YPLA will have the right skills, systems and capacity to oversee the rapidly increasing numbers of academies expected in coming years. More consistent requirements for data and data returns must be applied to all schools so that academic and financial performance can be benchmarked, and all schools can be held accountable. The Department needs to enforce these requirements more stringently, particularly given previous problems with lack of compliance

The Hbr S 10 Must Reads Collection 12 Books Hbr S 10 Must Reads

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625278144
Size: 26.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This essential, comprehensive digital collection delivers the entire 12 books of the HBR’s 10 Must Reads series with over 120 Harvard Business Review articles. With this essential collection from Harvard Business Review, you’ll have the best management ideas and advice all in one place. Now offered as a comprehensive digital compilation, this set includes the entire library of Harvard Business Review articles (more than 120 of them) found in the HBR 10 Must Reads book series. From leadership and strategy to innovation and marketing, no other collection offers the top thinking from global experts on today’s most essential management topics. The collection includes must-have articles on the following topics: Leadership, Managing Yourself, Strategy, Managing People, Change Management, Communication, Innovation, Making Smart Decisions, Teams, Collaboration, and Strategic Marketing. In addition, you’ll get articles from the foundational HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials, which offers seminal pieces chosen by the editorial team at Harvard Business Review. Each book is packed with enduring advice from the best minds in business such as: Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, John Kotter, Daniel Goleman, Jim Collins, Ted Levitt, Gary Hamel, W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne and much more. The HBR’s 10 Must Reads Collection includes: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials This book brings together the best thinking from management’s most influential experts. Once you’ve read these definitive articles, you can delve into each core topic the series explores: managing yourself, managing people, leadership, strategy, and change management. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. Here’s how to stay engaged throughout your 50-year work life, tap into your deepest values, solicit candid feedback, replenish your physical and mental energy, and rebound from tough times. This book includes the bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People Managing your employees is fraught with challenges, even if you’re a seasoned pro. Boost their performance by tailoring your management styles to their temperaments, motivating with responsibility rather than money, and fostering trust through solicited input. This book includes the bonus article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership Are you an extraordinary leader—or just a good manager? Learn how to motivate others to excel, build your team’s confidence, set direction, encourage smart risk-taking, credit others for your success, and draw strength from adversity. This book includes the bonus article “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy Is your company spending too much time on strategy development, with too little to show for it? Discover what it takes to distinguish your company from rivals, clarify what it will (and won’t) do, create blue oceans of uncontested market space, and make your priorities explicit so employees can realize your vision. This book includes the bonus article “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management Most companies’ change initiatives fail—but yours can beat the odds. Learn how to overcome addiction to the status quo, establish a sense of urgency, mobilize commitment and resources, silence naysayers, minimize the pain of change, and motivate change even when business is good. This book includes the bonus article “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Learn how to decide which ideas are worth pursuing, innovate through the front lines, tailor your efforts to meet customer’s needs, and avoid classic pitfalls. This book includes the bonus article “The Discipline of Innovation” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. From connecting with the audience and establishing credibility to inspiring others to carry out your vision, get the skills you need to express your ideas with clarity and impact—no matter what the situation. This book includes the bonus article “The Necessary Art of Persuasion” by Jay A. Conger. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration Join forces with others inside and outside your organization to solve your toughest problems. Learn how to forge strong relationships, build a collaborative culture, and manage conflict wisely. This book includes the bonus article “Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership” by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing Reinvent your marketing by putting it—and your customers—at the center of your business. Leading experts provide the insights and advice you need to figure out what business you’re really in, uncover your brand’s strengths and weaknesses, and end the war between sales and marketing. This book includes the bonus article “Marketing Myopia” by Theodore Levitt. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions Discover why bad decisions happen to good managers—and how to make better ones. Get the skills you need to make bold decisions that challenge the status quo, support your decisions with data, and foster and address constructive criticism. This book includes the bonus article “Before You Make that Big Decision …” by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. Learn how to boost team performance through mutual accountability, motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects, and increase your teams’ emotional intelligence. This book includes the bonus article “The Discipline of Teams” by John R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith. About the HBR’s 10 Must Reads Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of ideas and best practices for aspiring and experienced leaders alike. These books offer essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review on topics critical to the success of every manager. Each book is packed with advice and inspiration from the best minds in business.

The Boston Consulting Group On Strategy

Author: Carl W. Stern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429125
Size: 63.38 MB
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A collection of the best thinking from one of the most innovative management consulting firms in the world For more than forty years, The Boston Consulting Group has been shaping strategic thinking in business. The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy offers a broad and up-to-date selection of the firm's best ideas on strategy with fresh ideas, insights, and practical lessons for managers, executives, and entrepreneurs in every industry. Here's a sampling of the provocative thinking you'll find inside: "You have to be the scientist of your own life and be astonished four times:at what is, what always has been, what once was, and what could be." "The majority of products in most companies are cash traps . . . .[They] are not only worthless, but a perpetual drain on corporate resources." "Use more debt than your competition or get out of the business." "When information flows freely, reputation, more than reciprocity,becomes the basis for trust." "As a strategic weapon, time is the equivalent of money, productivity,quality, even innovation." "When brands become business systems, brand management becomes far too important to leave to the marketing department." "The winning organization of the future will look more like a collection ofjazz ensembles than a symphony orchestra." "Most of our organizations today derive from a model whose original purpose was to control creativity." "Rather than being an obstacle, uncertainty is the very engine of transformation in a business, a continuous source of new opportunities." "IP assets lack clear property lines. Every bit of intellectual property you can own comes with connections to other valuable innovations."

Author: Στιβεν Πρεσσφιλντ
ISBN: 9789601600611
Size: 59.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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