Avoiding Burnout: A Principal's Guide to Keeping the Fire Alive

Avoiding Burnout: A Principal's Guide to Keeping the Fire Alive

by Barbara L. (Louise) Brock, Marilyn L. Grady
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761978062

ISBN-13: 9780761978060

Pub. Date: 05/16/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Best-selling authors, Brock and Grady, turn their expert attention to administrator burnout and how to overcome it, including practical information on stress triggers and response mechanisms.

Overview

Best-selling authors, Brock and Grady, turn their expert attention to administrator burnout and how to overcome it, including practical information on stress triggers and response mechanisms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761978060
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Meeting the Dragon: Getting Acquainted
Good and Bad Stress: A Matter of Perception
Stress Tolerance
Common Sources of Stress
Normal Stress
The Burnout Syndrome
Burnout and Rustout
Summary
2. Provoking the Dragon: Stress Triggers
Internally Generated Stress
The Contributions of Gender to Stress
Ethnicity and Stress
Workplace Factors
Summary
3. Confronting the Dragon Within: Mental Restructuring
Planning for Life's Journey
Charting a Course
Getting Rid of Perfectionism
Slowing the Pace
Adjusting the Lens
Discarding Trivial Stressors
Putting Worries in Perspective
Focusing on Success
Summary
4. Housebreaking the Dragon: Altering Personal Behaviors
Taking Care of Yourself: Health and Spirituality
Feeding the Spirit
Sharing Time With Friends
Maintaining Good Health
Summary
5. Harnessing the Power: Capitalizing on Work Stress
Recognizing Excess Stress
Adapt to the Setting
Laugh and Encourage Laughter
Summary
6. Shrinking the Dragon: Using Time Effectively
The Time Crunch
Work Overload
Train Office Staff
Do Important Things First
One Bite at a Time
Summary
7. When You're the Dragon: Learning People Skills
A People Business
Personal Power
Develop Communication Skills
Conflict
Summary
8. Changing Dragons: Career Renewal
Career Stress
Professional Renewal
Revising a Career
Changing Careers
Summary
9. Making Friends With the Dragon: Taking Care of Yourself
Realizing Your Importance
Summary
Resource A: Responses to Stress
Resource B: Realities and Possibilities
Resource C: Stress Reduction—An Outline for Personal Change
Resource D: Model Action Plan
References

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