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If You Want to Lead, Not Just Manage : A Primer for Principals - Dennis R. Dunklee

If You Want to Lead, Not Just Manage

A Primer for Principals

Hardcover Published: 13th March 2000
ISBN: 9780761976462
Number Of Pages: 176

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`This text sits very well in the tradition of Corwin Press in providing highly practical books that also draw on relevant theoretical perspectives' - School Leadership & Management



This book emphasizes the social, behavioural and personal skills which define the successful school administrator.

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"Effective, timely, and engaging! A practical approach to transforming educators into successful and reflective school administrators." -- John C. Daresh, Author

Foreword
Preface
About the Author
Introduction
Culture Shock: When Teachers Become Principals
About This Chapter
Reflective Point
Role Preparation
The Bottom Line
Stranger in a Strange Land: The School Environment
About This Chapter
Reflective Point
Characteristics of School Districts
The Bottom Line
One Size Doesn't Fit All: Matching Your Personality With the Role of Principal
About This Chapter
Reflective Point
The Compatibility of Personal Attributes and the Principal's Role: Pitfalls
The Bottom Line
Getting an 'A' in Ambiguity: Successfully Navigating the Complexity of School Culture
About This Chapter
Reflective Point
The Middle Management Culture and the Accountability Subculture
The Bottom Line
Are You Listening? Do You Understand?
About This Chapter
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The Art and Skills of Careful Listening
The Bottom Line
Let's Talk Aggregate Impression: How Leaders Lead
About This Chapter
Reflective Point
Leadership: What Is It? Why Do We Need Leaders? What Do Leaders Do? How Do Leaders Do What They Do?
A New Look at Leadership
Now, Let's Talk Aggregate Impression
Management of Others' Perceptions (Aggregate Impression) Through Role Assumption
The Bottom Line
Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Blending the Best of Management and Leadership
About This Chapter
Reflective Point
How Managers Manage
The Bottom Line
Let's Meet So You Can "Ooh" and "Ahh" Over My Experience: Marketing Campaigns and Initiation Rituals
About This Chapter
Reflective Point
Selling Yourself as "Prime Cut"
What Is This Selection Process Game You've Been Invited to Play?
The Bottom Line
Winning a Race without a Finish Line: Changing the Organization Without Alienating the Culture
About This Chapter
Reflective Point
Tweaking the Culture Is Okay: The Two Sides of Change
Managing Change Through Leadership
The Bottom Line
A Concluding Thought
Index
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ISBN: 9780761976462
ISBN-10: 0761976469
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 13th March 2000
Publisher: CORWIN PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 15.34  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4

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