99 Ways to Lead and Succeed: Strategies and Stories for School Leaders

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Eye On Education, 2009 - Education - 161 pages
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Veteran educators Howard J. Bultinck and Lynn H. Bush draw from their own experiences as principals and teachers to offer school leaders 99 lessons they've learned on the job and in daily life. With this book, principals, other administrators, and teacher leaders have a surefire head start on effective school leadership. 99 Ways to Lead and Succeed: Strategies and Stories for School Leaders provides workable insights on the daily life of a school leader, including ways to handle stress, communication tips, moral and ethnical approaches, and more. This handy guide is for all teacher leaders, principals, and administrators who seek to noticeably improve their personal and professional lives in the context of school leadership.
 

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Contents

Meet the Authors
vi
Acknowledgements
vii
Foreword
xii
Introduction
xiii
On Being a Dynamic Leader
1
Ask for Frequent Feedback
6
Be Wary of Your Achilles Heel
7
Befriend the Best
8
Facilitate a Common Sense Solution
75
Find a Compadre
77
Get Everyone Involved Rather Than Upset
78
Learn to Live with a Full Plate
79
Leave Your Ego at the Front Door
81
Let It Go
82
Live with a Little Loneliness
84
Schedule an Annual Physical Exam Whether or Not You Think You Need One
85

Come to Understand Slowly But Only if Time Permits
9
Dare to Be Different
11
Dont Be a OneHit Wonder
12
Engage the Broader School Community
13
FineTune Your Acting Abilities
14
Foster Purposeful and Consistent Communication
15
Know Everyones Name and Then Some
17
Mind Your Mouth
18
Prioritize Using the Three P Philosophy
19
Reach Out to Uninvolved Parents
20
Seize the Lead in Challenging Times
21
Take a Lickin and Keep on Tickin
22
Take Rumor and Hearsay in Stride
24
Think Beyond Today
26
Treasure School Rituals Ceremonies and Traditions
27
Tune into the Politics
28
Value Parents as Allies
29
On Becoming a Moral and Ethical Leader
31
Answer to Yourself First
35
Care Deeply
36
Create a Climate of Confidence
38
Dont Undo Your Lifes Work
39
Establish an Ethic of Compassion
40
Exercise the Powers of a Superhero
41
Experience Empathy
42
Gain Acceptance by Making Moral and Ethical Decisions
43
Have a Steadfast System of Beliefs
44
Lead with Your Moral Compass
45
Protect Your Bonds of Trust
46
Respect Everyone
47
Seek and Discover the Truth from Complaints
48
Stand Up for Integrity
50
Stay the Moral Ground
51
Take the Honesty Test
52
Tell the Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
54
Value and Demonstrate Appreciation for Others
55
On Dealing with Stress
57
Act Calm Cool and Collected
62
Agree Politely to Disagree and Be a Broken Record
63
Attempt to Eat Healthy
64
Avoid Paranoia
66
Balance Work and Home But at Best Its 8020
67
Buy Term Life Insurance and Hope Your Term Does Not Come Up
69
Discover Your Sense of Humor
70
Do Crossword Puzzles Sudoku Word Jumbles and More
71
Dont Burn the Candle at Both Ends
73
Exercise Regularly
74
Suck It Up on the Tough Days
86
Try Not to Be Too Hard on Yourself
87
Use Sunday Evenings to Prepare for the Week
88
When You Wake Up Tired Remember at Least You Woke Up
90
On Staying Alive
93
Acknowledge When You Have Made a Mistake
98
Act as If Each Day Were Your Last
99
Be Lavish in Your Praise and Miserly in Your Criticism
100
Become Teflon
101
Being Right Is Overrated
103
Break Bread
104
Cant Please People All of the Time But You Certainly Can Try
106
Come Early Stay Late and Dont Do Your Income Tax at Work
107
Deal with the Data Flood
108
Dont Be a Product of Buzzword Bingo
109
Expect the Ripple Effect
111
Find Challenges Before Someone Finds Them for You
113
Grow to Be a Change Agent or Change Your Address
114
Leverage Technology to Your Advantage
116
Navigate the Waters with Barracudas in Mind
118
Purchase Your Backto School Survival Supplies
119
Remember That You Have Three Envelopes But Only Open Two of Them
121
Reserve Your Judgments
122
Resist the Resistors
123
Stretch Yourself by Thinking in Alternatives
125
On Honoring Yourself
127
Arrange Your Environment So It Reflects You
131
Be Upfront Close and Personal When Choosing Your Heroes
133
Celebrate Your Versatility
135
Connect the Dots
136
Create Your Own Wristband
138
Embody Your School
139
Establish an Anecdotal File on Yourself
140
Ground Yourself in Reflective Thinking
142
Juggle with Scarves Before You Try Torches
143
Keep Your Perspective
144
Laugh at Yourself
146
Learn to Take a Compliment
148
Leave a Forwarding Address
149
Leave Your Trade Mark
150
Look Like a Professional
152
Make a Difference in the Lives of Your Students
153
Plan a Vacation a Year in Advance
154
Safeguard the Public Trust by Remembering You Are In Loco Parentis
157
References
159
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