Learn how to become a leader who truly empowers and inspires others. This practical book shows you how to move from being a manager or administrator who simply gets things done to a leader who motivates others to succeed, creating a more positive work environment. The book covers 15 keys to success that can be used by those in any type of leadership position, from superintendent to principal to department chair or teacher-leader.
You’ll discover how to...
• Determine your own leadership style;
• Develop your strengths;
• Develop those you lead;
• Be a leader, not just a manager;
• Find your voice;
• Influence school culture;
• Be accountable to those you lead;
• Communicate effectively;
• Lead with EQ vs IQ;
• Be flexible, adaptable, and creative;
• Respond effectively to crisis;
• and much more!
Each chapter provides a variety of strategies for building a particular skill. It also features interviews with well-known leaders from different fields. These experts offer advice that will teach and inspire you as you learn to maximize your own leadership potential.
Table of Contents
Meet the Authors
Key 1: Know Your Own Leadership Style
Key 2: Develop Your Strengths
Key 3: Develop Those You Lead
Key 4: Be a Leader, Not Just a Manager
Key 5: Find Your Voice
Key 6: Influence School Culture
Key 7: Be Accountable to Those You Lead
Key 8: Communicate Effectively
Key 9: Lead with Wisdom
Key 10: Become Resilient and Persevering
Key 11: Lead with EQ vs IQ
Key 12: Balance Your Personal and Professional Life
Key 13: Be Flexible, Adaptable, and Creative
Key 14: Respond Effectively to Crisis
Key 15: Know When to Seek Help
Brad Johnson is an international speaker in the field of education. He has spent over 20 years in the education field and currently teaches graduate courses in leadership.
Julie Sessions has worked in education for 21 years. She is currently a lower school curriculum coordinator at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina.
Featured Author Profiles
"An impressive-sounding title on a business card doesn’t necessarily translate into an effective leader. Drs. Johnson and Sessions provide a ‘how to’ for individuals in leadership positions as well as those aspiring to reach these positions. The book is full of powerful reflections that can make lasting impressions for anyone hoping to climb career ladders."
--Dan Domenech, Executive Director of The School Superintendents Association (AASA)
"Brad and Julie have written a key book for educational leadership. They have captured the realities of leading through constant change and provide the traits that are found in the strongest leaders. These practitioners’ "pearls of wisdom" offer a detailed explanation of the skills needed to be a well-rounded leader."
--G.A. Buie, President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)