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Thrive Through the Five: Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead through Challenging Times

Thrive Through the Five: Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead through Challenging Times

by Jill Siler


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We're defined by our failures only if we let ourselves be.

In today's stressful climate of education budget shortfalls, ever-evolving academic standards, and widespread cultural transformation, how can educators find the confidence to become the leaders they hope to be? Thrive through the Five helps school leaders navigate that challenging 5 percent of work (and life) when things are really, really hard. The goal of this book is to not just help readers survive through those moments, days, and seasons, but to lead through them and truly thrive.

The superintendent of Gunter ISD, a growing school district an hour north of Dallas, Dr. Siler offers a refreshingly honest account of the challenges and pitfalls of leadership. Coupled with her infectious optimism, her wisdom and insight invite educational professionals to take the next best step and move confidently-even through the toughest times.

Winner of 2021 Eric Hoffer Reference Category

2021 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award Finalist, 2021 Eric Hoffer Short List and 2021 Montaigne Medal Finalist

"Thrive through the Five transforms challenges into positive opportunities and achievement. It's a must-read for school leaders." -Jon Gordon, New York Times best-selling author of The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership

"In Thrive through the Five, Dr. Siler uses her own experiences and expertise to provide practical, relevant insights into how all school leaders can thrive in those difficult times. This should be required reading for anyone who dares to be a great leader." -Kevin Brown, EdD, executive director, Texas Association of School Administrators

"Thrive through the Five is a great story of one leader's journey to find a way through the parts of our jobs that don't always bring us the most joy, but often take up the most time. The quotes will inspire and the process will clearly help you navigate the 5 percent that has such an impact on our world both emotionally and physically as leaders." -Joe Sanfelippo, PhD, superintendent, Fall Creek School District, and author of Hacking Leadership

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951600389
Publisher: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2020
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 95,029
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: I L-O-V-E Love My Job 1

Part I Leading Through … 8

1 Failure Is Part of it 10

2 Learning to Dance With Fear 23

3 When The Pressure is High 37

Part II Leading in … 48

4 Lead Others and Be Led 50

5 Care for Yourself First 63

6 T.P.W. 78

7 You are Enough 94

Part III Leading Out … 104

8 Our Actions Matter 106

9 Inspire Hope 118

10 Engage Around Contentious Issues 129

11 Lead From Vision 144

12 Take the Next Best Step 158

13 This Too Shall Pass 171

14 Make Achange 186

Conclusion 200

The Twelve Most Important Inches in Leadership 202

Acknowledgments 220

About the Author 224

More From Dave Burgess Consulting, INC 229

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