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The Resilient School Leader
20 Ways to Manage Stress and Build Resilience

  • Available for pre-order on March 28, 2023. Item will ship after April 18, 2023
ISBN 9781032278438
April 18, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

Learn practical ways to manage the stress of being a school leader so you can get the most out of your career. In this follow up to the bestseller 17 Things Resilient Teachers Do (and Four Things They Hardly Ever Do), Bryan Harris and Janet Gilbert present strategies to help school leaders build resilience on a daily basis. Topics covered include focusing on purpose, prioritizing relationships, protecting your time, refining communication, being mindful and self-aware, recognizing and combatting burnout, taking risks, forgiving and apologizing, understanding change, and having fun. Each of the 20 short chapters presents a concise summary of the topic, a deeper look at what it means, and a list of practical applications that you can implement right away. With this guidebook, you’ll feel ready to bounce back from challenges and stay focused on the many rewards of leadership.

Table of Contents

Introduction  4 Ways to Get the Most out of this Book  1. Resilient School Leaders - Put Their Masks on First  2. Resilient School Leaders - Count Their Blessings (Daily)  3. Resilient School Leaders - Strive for a Work-Life Balance  4. Resilient School Leaders - Focus on Purpose  5. Resilient School Leaders - Are Self-Aware  6. Resilient School Leaders - Are Mindful  7. Resilient School Leaders - Prioritize Relationships  8. Resilient School Leaders - Focus on Organization  9. Resilient School Leaders - Protect Their Time  10. Resilient School Leaders - Constantly Refine Communication  11. Resilient School Leaders – Listen  12. Resilient School Leaders - Recognize and Combat Burnout  13. Resilient School Leaders - Understand Change  14. Resilient School Leaders - Become Experts in Conflict  15. Resilient School Leaders - Know How to Deal with Difficult People  16. Resilient School Leaders - Take Risks  17. Resilient School Leaders - Help Others Build Resilience  18. Resilient School Leaders - Forgive and Apologize  19. Resilient School Leaders - Tame ANTs  20. Resilient School Leaders - Have Fun  References

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Dr. Bryan Harris has been an educator for more than 30 years. Starting as a middle school teacher and serving in roles such as elementary school principal, central office administrator, and trainer/consultant, he now serves as an Associate Professor of Education at Arizona Christian University.

Dr. Janet Gilbert has had the privilege of serving students and staff in a school setting from preschool to 8th grades. She loves teaching adults and has worked as an adjunct instructor at Phoenix College for 15 years.