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Surviving and Thriving as a Superintendent of Schools : Leadership Lessons from Modern American Presidents - Stephen Dlott

Surviving and Thriving as a Superintendent of Schools

Leadership Lessons from Modern American Presidents

By: Stephen Dlott, Roland S. Barth (Foreword by)


Published: 1st November 2006
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How does one become an effective superintendent of schools? There is no simple formula as the turnover rate reflects the difficulty of the position. Some maintain that the job cannot be done well due to politics, financial constraints, and time demands. Former superintendent Stephen Dlott rejects this negative view. In this highly readable, informative, and entertaining volume, he presents a positive perspective of what superintendents need to do to become successful. Here, he reflects on predicaments he has encountered and then analyzes the event in the context of similar situations that modern American Presidents have encountered. A combination of sensitivity and humor, this book offers practical solutions to the daily challenges that confront administrators. Surviving and Thriving as a Superintendent of Schools is a must read for practicing and aspiring superintendents and people who wish to understand the complexities of the position and the strategies needed to succeed.

If you enjoy speculating about decision-making in government and education, Dr. Dlott's ability to discern parallels will stimulate your critical thinking...[his] skill in identifying seminal events is invaluable to the practioner.--Dr. William B. Hosmer, former superintendent of schools, Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Terminating Ineffective Administratorsp. 5
Decision Makingp. 17
Visionp. 31
Risk Takingp. 49
Negotiationsp. 65
Communicationp. 83
Resolving School Board Issuesp. 101
Budgetp. 117
Afterwordp. 137
Resourcesp. 139
About the Authorp. 143
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ISBN: 9781578865147
ISBN-10: 157886514X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 143
Published: 1st November 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 14.07  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.21