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Indelible Leadership

Always Leave Them Learning

By: Michael Fullan

Use these actionable examples of six key leadership elements to promote deep and lasting systemic change. Covers mastering the change process, co-leading and co-learning, mentoring and more! 

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506323626
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Impact Leadership Series
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 104
  • Publication date: June 20, 2016

Price: $23.95

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Make a deep impact today that leaves a growing legacy for tomorrow.

Learn to lead well and leave a lasting impact with this compact, richly innovative book from the Corwin Impact Leadership series. Discover six specific leadership attributes to stimulate deep learning— and deep leadership— that transforms schools for the future. 

Concrete examples and critical, yet implementable action steps help you:

  • Commit to deep, meaningful work 
  • Master the content and process of change
  • Co-learn and co-lead simultaneously 
  • Collaboratively develop individuals and groups 
  • Link your goals to the larger school system
  • Produce new, capable leaders  

Uncover new ways of thinking and acting, for you and for those you lead, with this powerful leadership guide!

Other books by Corwin:

  1. Quaglia: Principal Voice
  2. Zhao: Teaching for Greatness
  3. Glaze: Avis Glaze’s Impact Leadership

"Few today have broader and deeper insights than Michael Fullan in helping to develop leadership amidst the cross currents of today’s school environments. Two of Fullan’s timely insights in Indelible Leadership—Students themselves are the hidden agents for deep change, and the real leadership capabilities needed today can be learned."

Peter Senge

MIT and Academy for Systemic Change


"This book provides a wonderfully clear and concise guide for education leaders who want to make a real difference in the midst of challenging times. Fullan is a master!"

Tony Wagner, Author

The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators



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Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan, (OC) is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative ( Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers, local leaders, and school communities in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children’s learning. He served as Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Special Policy Adviser in Ontario from 2003-2013. Fullan received the Order of Canada (OC) in December 2012. He holds five honorary doctorates from universities around the world.

Fullan’s latest books are: Coherence: Putting the right drivers in action (with Quinn); Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World (with Quinn, McEachen); Dive into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement (Quinn, McEachen, Fullan, Gardner, & Drummy), Surreal Change (autobiography), Core Governance (with Davis Campbell), Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and others Fail, The devil is in the details: System solutions for equity, excellence , and well-being (with Gallagher), Spirit work and the science of collaboration (with Mark Edwards).

Fullan and his team currently work on ‘system transformation’ in education in several countries globally. For more information on books, articles, videos, podcasts please go to



Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Author’s Note: Deep Leadership: Managing Six Big Tensions

1. Moral Imperative and Uplifting Leadership

2. Master Content and Process

3. Lead and Learn in Equal Measure

4. See Students as Change Agents and Protégés

5. Feed and Be Fed by the System

6. Be Essential and Dispensable