The Daily Disciplines of Leadership is a comprehensive and down-to-earth manual for school leaders that addresses the daunting challenges that today's principals, superintendents, and teacher-leaders face on a daily basis. Written by Douglas Reeves-- a leading authority on academic standards, performance assessment, and accountability-- the information in this book is based on his extensive experience working with educators, administrators, and school board members from across the country and internationally. Reeves discusses the basic purpose of leadership, presents four key leadership archetypes, and offers practical recommendations for action. Covering a wide range of topics-- from accountability systems to personal communications-- this book will serve as the 'go to' resource for novice and seasoned school leaders alike.
Make the transition from traditional, whole-group reading instruction to the 21st century classroom by integrating three innovations that will dramatically improve elementary reading instruction: RTI, differentiated instruction, and technology. Detailed ex
This book gives healthcare leaders a practical guide to implementing the 4 key components of lean daily management system - 1. LDM boards; 2. Leadership rounds 3. Leader daily disciplines and 4. Lean projects. Although lean is not new to healthcare, effective LDM is just now taking hold with the best lean healthcare organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Leaders are realizing that sustaining their lean projects over time has proven to be a challenge without first addressing the organizations management system/model. LDM gives leaders a straightforward approach to do just that as well as improve their ability to spread and deploy lean to other areas of the organization and tie back to strategy.
Recognize, develop, and embody great leadership Seven Disciplines of A Leader is a comprehensive manualfor building better leaders. Author and executive coach Jeff Wolfis a respected authority on leadership, and his strategies andinspiration have fostered dramatic growth in some of the nation'stop companies. In this book, he shares the secrets of greatleadership to help readers align professional development andexemplify these traits themselves. Each of the Disciplines isvaluable on its own, but together they add up to more than a sum oftheir parts, and work synergistically to propel leaders to higherand higher effectiveness and companies to better and betterbusiness. From initiative, to planning, to community service,readers will gain deep insight into what separates the good fromthe great, and how organizations can nurture these qualities intheir employees with leadership potential. A good leader gets results, but a great leader inspires everysingle member of the team to reach their utmost potential everysingle time. A great leader makes everyone shine, and provides thevision, the tools, and the support people need to do their verybest work. This book describes how it's done, and how greatness canbe learned. Discover the traits that make leaders great Align leadership development training to maximizepotential Foster the right attitudes and behaviors for betteroutcomes Build a culture of sustainable success that permeates theorganization Individual achievement is great, but fostering a culture ofachievement sends business into the future on an upward trajectory.It's more than just a single inspired employee; it's aboutrecognizing the signs of potential leadership and nurturing them tofruition throughout the organization. Seven Disciplines of ALeader is the field guide to great leadership.
Emphasizing the school leader's role in student learning, this new edition covers the principalship, accountability, leadership effects, distributed leadership, political leadership, resource allocation, and more!
This volume explores the dark side of leadership – the unethical, unlawful, and unconscionable practice in which some leaders engage. The book includes contributions from scholars from the worlds of education, business, nursing, and other relational-oriented fields of inquiry and practice.
In today's school environment educational leaders are mandated to use academic standards to measure the progress of their school's teachers and students. Despite the wealth of material that addresses the topic of academic standards there is little written for those who must lead the effort to put in place an effective standards system. The Leader's Guide to Standards is a landmark book-- written by Douglas Reeves, an expert in academic standards, performance assessment, and accountability-- that shows school principals, assistant principals, teachers, and district-level administrators how to build a comprehensive accountability system for standards-based reform that focuses on leadership skills. Reeves offers practical recommendations for assessing and nurturing teacher performance, setting up balanced assessment and accountability policies, and making the case for standards to the public. In addition, the book addresses the vital role that policymakers from the local school board to state and national leaders play in the successful implementation of educational standards.
Renewal Coaching provides a series of personal assessments that will guide individuals and teams through the seven stages of renewal. Each assessment includes both survey and narrative responses, and readers can use the journal pages in the text or convenient on-line formats to respond. The Renewal Coaching framework consists of these seven elements: Recognition?Finding patterns of toxicity and renewal; Reality?Confronting change killers in work and life; Reciprocity?Coaching in harmony; Resilience?Coaching through pain; Relationship?Nurturing the personal elements of coaching; Resonance?Coaching with emotional intelligence; Renewal?Creating energy, meaning, and freedom to sustain the Journey.
In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by today’s school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. Reeves contends that program overload not only taxes leadership resources, but actually hurts rather than improves student performance. Drawing on recent research findings, this book shows how leaders can pare down from a proliferation of initiatives to determine what is truly most important based on their local concerns, challenges, populations, and other school factors. Identifying a specific set of leadership practices that are more strongly associated with improvements in student achievement, Reeves provides explicit guidelines for how school leaders can improve their most critical leadership decisions by simultaneously engaging in three essential strategies: monitoring teaching and leadership practices, building high degrees of efficacy among staff members, and focusing on a smaller number of priorities.Finding Your Leadership Focusis essential reading for new and veteran principals, teacher leaders, and PLC book study groups. Book Features: Practical guidance to help school leaders at every level to focus on what is most important and to assess their progress. Analysis correlating three years of student achievement data and specific school leadership practices. Online video conference support by Douglas Reeves for book study groups and graduate classes who use this book. Online downloads. Douglas B. Reevesis the founder of The Leadership and Learning Center, Englewood, Colorado. He was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education and received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “Finding Your Leadership Focuscould not have arrived at a more timely moment in the history of reform.... Doug Reeves’ conclusions and agenda for action are exactly what is needed.” —From the Foreword byMichael Fullan, professor emeritus, University of Toronto “If schools and districts model their improvement efforts on Doug Reeves’ sage advice, voluminous strategic plans will be scrapped, trees will be saved, educators will avoid the Law of Initiative Fatigue, and most importantly, students will learn at higher levels.” —Richard DuFour, educational author and consultant “This book is a masterful combination of research and practice, and Doug Reeves is one of the few people in the country who could have written it. He has added much-needed clarity to the process of leading in a way that directly results in enhanced student achievement.” —Robert J. Marzano, CEO, Marzano Research Laboratory
"We can't do that in our school district." "I don't have time to add that to my curriculum." "We're fighting against impossible odds with these students." Sound familiar? School improvement can often feel like a losing battle, but it doesn't have to be. In this fully revised and updated second edition of The Learning Leader, Douglas B. Reeves helps leadership teams go beyond excuses to capitalize on their strengths, reduce their weaknesses, and reset their mindset and priorities to achieve unprecedented success. A critical key is recognizing student achievement as more than just a set of test scores. Reeves asserts that when leaders focus exclusively on results, they fail to measure and understand the importance of their own actions. He offers an alternative—the Leadership for Learning Framework, which helps leaders identify and distinguish among four different types of educators and provide more effective, tailored support to - "Lucky" educators, who achieve high results but don't understand how their actions influence achievement. - "Losing" educators, who achieve low results yet keep doing the same thing, expecting different outcomes. - "Learning" educators, who have not yet achieved the desired results but are working their way toward excellence. - "Leading" educators, who achieve high results and understand how their actions influence their success. Reeves stresses that effective leadership is neither a unitary skill nor a solitary activity. The Learning Leader helps leaders reconceptualize their roles in the school improvement process and motivate themselves and their colleagues to keep working to better serve their students.
Take the lead and serve. Kelley guides readers to develop competent, biblical leadership with a spirit of servanthood. You’ll find a comprehensive look at leadership, including: - Discerning your call - Confronting difficult personalities - Discovering a vision - Developing a team - Focusing on character - Prioritizing - Identifying leadership styles - Determining your legacy - Recognizing limitations
Teachers face enormous challenges with standardized testing, the customization of education for each student to reach his or her potential, behavioral challenges, changes in demographics of students, micromanagement from school administrators, and difficulties in working with parents and the community at large, to name a few. These challenges cannot be met through solely learning more about subject matter, being better prepared for classes, or managing time more wisely–they must be met more effectively by teaching teachers how to become better leaders. Leadership Development for Educators is the book that will assist teachers in becoming better leaders in their classrooms and in their lives. Learning about leadership theory and leadership best practices and undertaking the leadership development exercises in the book will guide teachers to greater workplace satisfaction, improved student performance and behavior, and better collaboration to further improve leadership skills. The authors encourage teachers at all levels, from pre-K to twelfth grade, to remain in and enjoy the teaching profession for many years.