Creating a Successful Leadership Style: Principles of Personal Strategic Planning

Creating a Successful Leadership Style: Principles of Personal Strategic Planning

by Charles A. Bonnici, Bruce S. Cooper

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ISBN-13: 9781610480819
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charles A. Bonnici has been an educator for forty years, serving as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the New York City public school system. For the past ten years, as an adjunct at Pace University, he has developed and taught three educational leadership courses to students seeking their state certification.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bruce S. Cooper vii

Preface xi

Introduction xv

1 Always Be a Role Model 1

2 Don't Exacerbate; Defuse 11

3 Speak Little; Listen a Lot 27

4 Give the Credit; Take the Blame 37

5 People Are More Important than Paper 51

6 Let Your People Fly 69

7 Be Aware of Workplace Issues 81

8 Lay the Groundwork: Get All Your Ducks in a Row 99

9 Maximize the Positives; Minimize the Negatives 121

10 Monitor the Communication 131

11 Remember the Support Staff 145

12 Mind the Details 159

13 Stay within the Box and Remember-Life Is Unfair 171

14 "Always Remember What's Important" 183

Appendix A Guidelines for Marking and Grading 193

Appendix B Sample Weekly Bulletin 207

Appendix C Sample Parent Newsletter Article 213

Appendix D Highlights of the 2001-2002 School Year 217

Acknowledgments 223

What People are Saying About This

Will Manekas

Prospective school leaders who were not fortunate enough to have had Professor Bonnici in the classroom will find his wisdom delivered in common-sense laden and relevant anecdotes. Bonnici provides a practicality not found in most educational leadership texts.

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