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Dear School Leader
50 Motivational Quotes and Anecdotes that Affirm Your Purpose and Your Impact

  • Available for pre-order on June 13, 2023. Item will ship after July 4, 2023
ISBN 9781032288239
July 4, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
110 Pages

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Book Description

Dear school leader, you have a big impact on your teachers and students! In this follow up to the bestselling Dear Teacher, motivational speaker Dr. Brad Johnson provides 50 inspiring quotes for leaders, along with stories and practical takeaways, to thank you for all that you do and to help you thrive in your role.

Dr. Johnson covers topics such as focusing on your assets instead of your agenda; remembering your purpose; embracing failure; overcoming imposter syndrome and decision fatigue; celebrating the small things; becoming a world class you; and more!

The book is perfect to gift to the principals and other administrators in your life, or for your own nightly reading as you reflect on the day. The uplifting advice will help you focus on your purpose in this profession-- and will help you remember that even when you’re having a bad day, you’re making a positive difference!

Table of Contents

Preface  Meet the Author  1. You Don’t Have to be Perfect to be Great!  2. Bring Your Assets, Not Your Agenda.  3. Your Purpose is Greater Than Your Struggle.  4. Sometimes You Have to Scoop the Poop.  5. Choose Your Attitude Each Morning.  6. Don’t Make Anymore Excuses!  7. Failure Is a Comma, Not a Period.  8. Celebrate All Successes.  9. Add to the Calm, Not to the Chaos.  10. Be a World Class You!  11. Overcome Imposter Syndrome.  12. It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day!  13. Alleviate the Decision Fatigue.  14. Change What Your Recorder Is Playing.  15. Lace Up Your Shoes.  16. Make Yourself Accessible.  17. Never Give Up!  18. Knowledge Is No Longer Power.  19. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone.  20. Connect through Conflict.  21. Affect, Don’t Infect.  22. "Relationships before Rigor, Grace before Grades, Patience before Programs, Love before Lessons."  23. Incorporate the Pygmalion Effect.  24. Small Talk Can Have Big Benefits.  25. Put Teachers First.  26. Hold Aspirational Conversations.  27. No More Buts! Leave Buts Behind.  28. Every Day Is a New Beginning.  29. Know Your Worth?  30. Use the Handwritten Note.  31. Be Fully Present.  32. Bring Out Their Best.  33. Honk If You....  34. The Best Team Wins!  35. Don’t Just Leave an Impression; Have an Impact!  36. Know Your Personal Mission Statement.  37. Remember Maslow Before Bloom.  38. Be Visible.  39. Start Each Day with Reflection.  40. Value and Add Value.  41. Are You Asking the Right Question?  42. Leadership Is All About Relationships.  43. Foster Emotional Connectedness.  44. Find Yourself a Good Mentor.  45. Stay Young at Heart.  46. Follow Your Path.  47. Be Approachable.  48. Find Your Voice.  49. Enjoy the Joy of Education.  50. Never Underestimate Your Legacy.

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Brad Johnson?(@DrBradJohnson) has over 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator at the K–12 and collegiate level. He is author of several books and one of the most inspirational and affirmational speakers in education.