Finding Your Leadership Style: A Guide for Educators

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ASCD, 2002 - Education - 216 pages
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What makes a good educational leader? How can you be one? Is a job candidate an effective leader who can work with students and staff in your school or district?

According to author Jeffrey Glanz, each of us has natural leadership abilities. Although no single leadership style is better than another, matching a person's style with an assignment leads to success for the person, his colleagues, and the organization. The key is to identify and actualize each person's natural leadership style.

Full descriptions of the seven types of leaders--Dynamic Aggressives, Dynamic Assertives, Dynamic Supportives, Adaptive Aggressives, Adaptive Assertives, Adaptive Supportives, and Creative Assertives--afford valuable insight into your own behaviors and the strengths of those around you. Glanz uses vivid, authentic scenarios to illustrate the qualities of each leadership type, and identifies seven virtues that are critical for all leaders and yet are often overlooked in educational leadership programs.

An invaluable aid to teachers, supervisors, and district leaders, this book provides questionnaires and focus questions to help you analyze leadership potential in yourself and in colleagues. The author also shows you how to go about the crucial process of matching leadership qualities with specific jobs in the educational system, from teacher to superintendent. Understanding the natural leadership qualities and virtues helps you to create an educational environment that is characterized by excellence.

 

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Leadership qualities vary with each individual. It is because each and every individual is unique.

Contents

Introduction
1
Seven Quality Types of Educational Leaders
17
1Dynamic Aggressives
19
2Dynamic Assertives
28
3Dynamic Supportives
37
4Adaptive Aggressives
45
5Adaptive Assertives
54
6Adaptive Supportives
62
13Enthusiasm
119
14Humility
125
15Imagination
131
16Importance of Leadership Virtues
139
Enhancing Leadership Qualities and Virtues in Yourself and Others
143
17Actualizing Natural Leadership Qualities
145
18Tips for Enhancing Your Leadership Virtues
174
19Applying Leadership Potential
180

7Creative Assertives
70
8Using Leadership Qualities Effectively
78
Virtues All Educational Leaders Should Pass
83
9Courage
85
10Impartiability
92
11Empathy
104
12Judgment
111
Assessing Your Natural Leadership Qualities
191
Assessing Your Natural Leadership Virtues
197
Feedback Form
206
References
209
Index
212
About the Author
216
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