School Leadership From A to Z
Practical Lessons from Successful Schools and Businesses
- Robert D. Ramsey - Consultant
Leadership | Local Authorities | School Management
`Once again Robert D Ramsey, like a wise mentor, cuts to the heart of leadership. Every reader who likes new ideas, appreciates fresh perspective, and seeks core truths about leadership will include this book in his or her library and recommend it to colleagues' - Don Draayer, 1990 AASA National Superintendent of the Year
This book for school officials is a hard-hitting, hands-on guide that explains what it takes to be an effective school leader in today's schools. This is accomplished by combining the best thinking from today's best schools with proven ideas taken directly from successful businesses and other public and private organizations. School Leadership from A-Z explores every aspect of school leadership from A (Attitude and Ambiguity Tolerance) to Z (Zen for School Leaders) and everything in the middle. Culled from tough business and life lessons, it is the first-ever reference handbook for educational leaders.
Each section stands alone to view provocative, insider insight into critical elements of school leadership. These newfound strategies and fresh approaches is further discussed into four special bonus sections, which alone makes the book a worthwhile read for school leaders who are success-minded.
"While principals work to identify the balance between management and instructional leadership, to initiate adaptive change, a third component should also be studied: leadership. Ramsey blends practical business ideas, good practice, and common sense ideas into lessons that all principals should find useful in their work."
"Once again Ramsey, like a wise mentor, cuts to the heart of leadership. Every reader who likes new ideas, appreciates fresh perspective, and seeks core truths about leadership will include this book in his or her library and recommend it to colleagues."
"I highly recommend School Leadership From A to Z for either the rookie or veteran administrator. Ramsey provides through an easy-read, a comprehensive, practical perspective on what it takes to be an effective school leader today. This is a must read for all school leaders."
"What does it take to be an effective school leader in today's schools? Ramsey has the answers in this wonderful hands-on guide for the aspiring or practicing administrator. Written in a style that allows the reader to read through the book or to use it as quick reference, Ramsey has captured the best practices from both schools and businesses. A practical handbook for all school leaders."
"This book offers something for all school leaders--the seasoned veteran, the beginning neophyte, and everyone in between. Ramsey's observations hit at the very core of what's important in leadership and offer practical suggestions for coping with the daily challenges that face today's school leaders."
"Dr. Ramsey possesses the rare ability to communicate his passion for the mission of education, while providing an effective and practical mentoring tool for all who face the daily challenges of school leadership. This book is a necessity for the professional library of the entry-level school administrator. I highly recommend this outstanding resource, which is filled with helpful and practical ideas for all who serve leadership roles in public and private education."
"This book tackles the everyday problems that we all face--and it is accomplished with style. Topics are addressed from A-Z, complete with eye-catching titles--titles that make the reader want to turn to the next chapter. Although packed with lots of information, I found myself chuckling over specific anecdotes, solutions, and straight-to-the point advice. The book is reader friendly and very applicable."
Sample Materials & Chapters
A: Attitude and Ambiguity Tolerance