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What Every Principal Should Know About Strategic Leadership
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What Every Principal Should Know About Strategic Leadership



November 2005 | 184 pages | Corwin

Strengthen and hone your strategic leadership skills for effective school planning! 

This is an essential guide for new and veteran school leaders focused on strategic planning, data-driven decision making, and transformational leadership. A comprehensive and practical handbook, it provides nine steps to strategic planning, plus guidelines for promoting a vision and mission, using data to empower and implement change, evaluating school programs, and moving from micro-political to transformational leadership practice. This last volume in a seven-part leadership series features examples, and best practice, including:

  • Insightful questionnaire and response analysis
  • Case study with reflective questions
  • "What You Should Know About" sections framing each chapter
  • Self-assessment resources for leadership effectiveness
  • "In-Basket Simulations" exploring real-life examples

For leadership that can empower and transform a school community, this insightful volume provides a sure-footed path for leaders seeking to foster and manage effective and lasting change.

Other titles in this leadership series:

What Every Principal Should Know About Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Operational Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Collaborative Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Instructional Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Ethical and Spiritual Leadership

 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Questionnaire: Before We Get Started…
 
1. Introduction
Case Study and Reflective Questions

 
 
2. Best Practices in Planning Strategically
9 Steps to Successful Planning

 
Promoting Your Vision, Mission, and Goals

 
Conducting a SWOT Analysis

 
A Guide to Strategic Planning

 
West Morris Regional High School District’s Long Range Plan

 
Conclusion

 
 
3. Best Practices in Data-Driven Decision Making
Learning From Role Models

 
Using Data to Empower

 
Collecting Data

 
Easy Steps to Program Evaluation

 
Conclusion

 
 
4. Best Practices in Transformational Leadership
Understanding Micropolitical Leadership

 
Understanding, Planning, and Implementing Change

 
Monitoring Change

 
Leading Change

 
Becoming a Transformational Leader

 
Conclusion

 
 
Conclusion: Making Strategic Leadership a Reality
 
Resource A: Realities of Strategic Leadership: In-Basket Simulations
 
Resource B: Assessing Your Role in Strategic Leadership
 
Resource C: An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources
 
References
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface excerpt

Chapter 1 excerpt


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