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Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders.

Author: David Coley; Chris Hitch
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Prime yourself for all aspects of school leadership with effectiveness strategies from educators and experts Chris Hitch and David Coley. This comprehensive and practical handbook offers research-based tools to help you fulfill all of your leadership responsibilities on time and with laser-like focus. The authors also share tips from their combined experiences as elementary, middle, and high school principals.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coley, David.
Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Coley; Chris Hitch
ISBN: 9781317924838 1317924835
OCLC Number: 862049441
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Meet the Authors; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; Free Downloads; Introduction; 1 Moving into a New Role; Once You Have Been Chosen as the Leader; Making Your Break Point; STARS: A Model for Organizational Transition; Make the Most of the Your First 90 Days; Early Wins Create Momentum; Derailers; 2 Finding Time for Instructional Leadership; Smart Time Management: Collecting; A Ravine? Or a Bridge? Using a Smart File System; Smart Time Management: Processing; Smart Time Management: Take Action; Delegation; More Effective Delegating Strategies. Tracking and Monitoring Delegation Tasks and ProjectsParameters Save Precious Time; 3 Data-Driven Decision Making; Types of Data and Data Sources; A DDDM Framework; 4 Resource Management; Myths of Effective Resource Management; How Money Gets to Your School; Building Your Budget; Key Reasons to Monitor Your Budget; 5 Managing Individuals; Leading the Individual; Special Types of Employees; 6 Leading the Multigenerational Faculty; Generational Differences; Baby Boomers; Generation X; Generation Y; Recruiting a New Generation of Teachers; How To Get the Most From a Multigenerational Faculty. 7 Leading High Performance TeamsDeveloping the Team; Setting Expectations-Get a GRIP; Other Leadership Tasks and Tactics; 8 Making Sure Your School Improvement Plan Works; What Is a Strong School Improvement Process?; Examine Strengths and Weaknesses; Making It Happen; Mitigating the Risks of Blind Spots; That's a Great Question; 9 Decision-Making Disabilities and How To Avoid Them; Types of Decisions-Content versus Process; Biases That Hinder Decision Making; Overcoming Decision-Making Disabilities; Final Tips; 10 Making Meetings Work; Different Meetings for Different Purposes. Making Meetings Work-Lessons Learned11 Keeping Your School in a Positive Light; Differentiation; Benefits-The Power of YOU; Tailor Your Message; Don't Let Technology Make You Look Stupid; 12 Making Change Stick; Prepare; Implement; Consolidate; References.

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Prime yourself for all aspects of school leadership with effectiveness strategies from educators and experts Chris Hitch and David Coley. This comprehensive and practical handbook offers research-based tools to help you fulfill all of your leadership responsibilities on time and with laser-like focus. The authors also share tips from their combined experiences as elementary, middle, and high school principals. Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders provides examples of best practices from the business and non-profit sectors and applies them specifically to schools. Topics range from managin.

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