School Leadership From A to Z: Practical Lessons from Successful Schools and Businesses

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $15.02
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 79%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $15.02   
  • New (1) from $15.02   
  • Used (3) from $73.87   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$15.02
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(825)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Using a fresh approach to leadership, this resource blends proven traditional success secrets for school leaders with newfound strategies and unique methods from businesses and organizations outside the education community.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Paul Young
"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. "
Don Draayer
"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. "
Roger Hill
"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. "
Denny Vincent
"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. "
Patti Kinney
"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. "
Bob Tift
"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. "
Belinda Akin
"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. "
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761938323
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 6/25/2003
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert D. Ramsey is a lifelong educator who has served as a "leader of leaders" in three award-winning school districts in two different states. His frontline experience includes positions a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, curriculum director, assistant superintendent, acting superintendent, and adjunct professor. Most recently, he has served as associate superintendent in the St. Louis Park (MN) schools, where every school has been designated by the federal government as a National School of Excellence. Ramsey is now working full-time as a freelance writer in Minneapolis.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
A Attitude and Ambiguity Tolerance 1
B Built-in Backbone 9
C Coaching, Culture, and Common Sense 16
D Do the Next Right Thing 25
E Exceeding Expectations 33
F Fun and the Fish Market Philosophy 39
G Goombah and the Golden Rule 45
H History and Heroes 52
I Inform, Instruct, and Inspire 57
J Jacks or Better 64
K "Kick Butt and Hug" 70
L Low-Maintenance Leadership 78
M Metaphors and Morale 84
N Networking and Nit-Picking 91
O Optimism or Else 101
P P's and Q's 106
Q Quid Pro Quo 111
R Removing Obstacles 115
S Straight Talk 121
T Teflon Tenacity 129
U U-Turns 135
V Vision and Vocabulary 141
W Work and Play 147
X X-Ray Thinking 153
Y Yin and Yang 160
Z Zen for School Leaders 166
A Final Word 173
Resource 1 A New Vocabulary for School Leaders 175
Resource 2 What Business Leaders Say About Leadership That School Leaders Need to Hear 179
Resource 3 Business Books You Might Want to Read to Become a Better School Leader 183
Resource 4 Borrowing From Business - Bright Ideas You Can Use in Your School Starting Tomorrow Morning 187
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)