This book shows principals how they can accelerate their impact and make a difference from day one. Speaker and author Dr. Brad Johnson offers new and experienced principals authoritative advice on how to succeed in key areas: understanding the best leadership traits; developing positive relationships with staff; building a dynamic team culture; and creating a unified vision. Each chapter includes inspiring stories and practical examples for leaders in all types of school districts. Using these strategies, you will learn how to immediately maximize your influence over yourself, your staff, and the entire school culture.
Table of Contents
1. Influencing Yourself 2. Influencing Staff 3. Influencing Teams 4. Influencing Communication 5. Influencing Morale 6. Influencing Culture
Dr. Brad Johnson has over 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator at the K–12 and collegiate level. He is a national speaker and author and is also on the national faculty for Concordia University School of Graduate Studies in Leadership. His other books include Learning On Your Feet, From School Administrator to School Leader, and Putting Teachers First.
"Dr. Brad Johnson shares his insights for educators in a way that inspires success. This is a practical resource for leaders ready to commit to leveraging knowledge into action. Principal Bootcamp offers today's leaders insights into what works, why you should commit to working on it, and how to lead well."
--Jessica Cabeen @JessicaCabeen, Nationally Distinguished Principal and Author
"There has never been a more important time to read this book than now. Educators are desperate for leaders who--instead of being out of touch with teachers' hopes, needs, and struggles--lean into their calling to serve. Make no mistake about it, our ability to move and inspire those we serve has a direct impact on our kids' and our communities' wellbeing. Throughout these pages, Dr. Brad Johnson reminds educational leaders of the magnitude of our mission and helps us to unpack the most meaningful ways to leverage our influence."
--Amy Fast, Principal, McMinnville High School, OR
""Dr. Johnson is one of the most engaging speakers (and writers) in education and leadership. His life's work shines throughout the book. He tells what to do and what not to do with stories and examples. It is not a book full of jargon, as he believes in speaking so people can understand. Because he appreciates the time constraints facing teachers, parents, and principals, he gets right to the points he wants to make."
--Carolyn Wilhelm, Midwest Book Review, February 2021, http://www.midwestbookreview.com/rbw/feb_21.htm#carolynwilhelm