This user-friendly handbook focuses on five facets essential to successful organizationsmission, strategy, organizational structure, people, and leadershipto help principals become proactive, effective school leaders.
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About the Author
William A. Sommers, Ph.D. of Austin, Texas, continues to be a learner, teacher, principal, author, leadership coach, and consultant. Bill has come out of retirement five times to put theory into practice. He was on the Board of Trustees for five years and President for the National Staff Development Council now called Learning Forward.
Dr. Sommers is the former Executive Director for Secondary Curriculum and Professional Learning for Minneapolis Public Schools, and a school administrator for over 30 years. In addition to being an adjunct faculty member at several universities, he has been a program director for an adolescent chemical dependency treatment center and on the board of a halfway house for 20 years.
Bill has co-authored eight books, and co-authored chapters in several other books. In January 2016 Bill and his colleague Skip Olsen launched a website www.learningomnivores.com which includes educational blogs, new rules, and book reviews. Bill is a practitioner who integrates theory into leading and facilitating schools. Dr. Sommers has continued to be a leadership coach for over 25 years to school administrators.
Table of ContentsList of FiguresVery Quick ReferenceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction The Framing Model - Facets of Effectiveness Two Fundamental TechniquesLess Quick ReferenceLeadership Communications Dialog Trust Collaboration/Teamwork Fire Fighting CultureTen Rules/Guidelines for LeadershipMission Mission Metrics Organizational ValuesTen Guidelines/Rules for MissionStrategy Scenario Planning Systems Thinking Decision-Making / Problem-SolvingTen Guidelines/Rules for StrategyOrganizational Structure Project Management Change Conflict Management/Resolution Policies, Procedures, and Professional Judgment Competencies and Position SketchTen Rules/Guidelines for Organizational StructurePeople Personal Values Data, Information, Inferences Managing Staff Followership Influence and Political SavvyTen Rules/Guidelines for PeopleConclusionGlossaryAppendix 1. Principal ResponsibilitiesAppendix 2. Operating StylesAppendix 3. Project Charter SampleAppendix 4. Capacity to Act AssessmentAppendix 5. Position SketchAppendix 6. Newmann’s ModelAppendix 7. Decision Requirements TableAppendix 8. Uncritical Inference TestReferencesIndex