After conducting intensive research and observations of school district superintendents, administrators, and school principals, Christa Metzger offers strategies for achieving a healthy work and life balance, including
Taking Care of yourself as well as you do others
Defining and applying six themes of personal growth
Nourishing your spirit, finding time for solitude and meditation, and cultivating relationships
Fulfilling your purpose as a leader and finding meaning as a person.
By learning to take care of yourself, you not only enhance your own work and life, but you also enhance the lives of people you encounter on a daily basis.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Christa Metzger is currently Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University, Northridge. She has taught graduate courses in educational administration in the master’s and administrative credential programs at CSUN since 1995. She was recently awarded the Professor Emeritus status. Christa has a doctorate (Ph D) in educational administration from Arizona State University, a master’s degree from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Southern College. Christa has been a teacher and school administrator for over 25 years in Germany, Arizona, and California. She was a school district Superintendent for 10 years before coming to California State University, Northridge as a university professor. Christa has been actively involved on many state and regional boards and has held leadership positions in community and professional organizations, including a term on the Phi Delta Kappan editorial board. In 1990, she was awarded the “All Arizona Superintendent” award by the Arizona School Administrator’s Association. Christa has published numerous articles and conducted research in areas related to educational administration, in particular on how school leaders keep a balance between their personal and professional lives. She has made many presentations and conducted workshops for school administrators, university faculty and others. She has led meditation in her church for over ten years. Recently she formed a group of artists, musicians, and writers who conduct workshops on Creative Paths to Spirituality: Exploring Your Journey from the Head to the Heart. Christa lives with her architect husband, Hank, on their 42 foot sailboat in Marina del Rey, California. They have a home in North Carolina where they plan to retire in a few years.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Paul D. HoustonPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Taking Care of Yourself as Well as You Do Others2. Defining Personal Growth3. Finding Time for Yourself While Working on Behalf of Others4. Strategies for Personal Growth: Becoming a More Balanced Person5. Physical Activities: Taking Care of Your Body6. Reflective Reading: Nourishing Your Spirit and Soul7. Music, Art, Writing, and Other Creative Work: Engaging Transformative Powers8. Time for and With Yourself: Silence, Solitude and Meditation9. Dreamwork: Knowing Your Whole Self10. Spending Time With Those Who Care About You: Another Way to Balance11. Fulfilling Your Purpose as a Leader and Finding Meaning as a PersonResources for Further LearningReferencesIndex