"Without question, Reeves provides readers with insight in evaluating performance for improved individual and organizational results. The book makes a distinct contribution to the field of education."
—Kenneth M. Arndt, Superintendent
Community Unit School District 300, Carpentersville, IL
"Provides an excellent guide for developing a system and having important conversations with the leadership team."
—Rene S. Townsend, Principal of Leadership Associates
A blueprint for creating a fair and consistent leadership evaluation system!
As school systems search for ways to develop and retain effective leaders, a new vision for leadership assessment becomes increasingly vital. This revised edition of the bestseller by Douglas B. Reeves provides the information and tools necessary to successfully evaluate all types of educational leaders and improve both individual and organizational performance.
Incorporating the 10 Dimensions of Leadership, this field-tested resource is based on research, theory, and best practices in leadership, organizational effectiveness, and personnel evaluation. The author, a national expert on educational leadership and accountability, focuses on three critical concepts of leadership: the dramatic impact of leadership on student achievement, equity, and staff morale; the role of both personal predispositions and acquired knowledge skills on effectiveness; and how evaluation can be used to improve performance instead of merely rendering an assessment. Ideal for all school and district administrators and leaders, this updated edition includes new features such as:
- Sample hallmarks of performance excellence
- Practical insights into the distinction between evaluating and assessing leaders
- A new leadership assessment and coaching tool for providing confidential feedback to senior leaders
- Examples of real-world applications
By implementing this multidimensional leadership assessment system, school districts can improve teaching, learning, and leadership at every level!