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Leading for results : transforming teaching, learning, and relationships in schools

Author: Dennis Sparks
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, a Sage Publications Co. ; [Oxford, OH] : NSDC, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the educational leader's role in actualizing human potential and unleashing individual and organizational energy, while promoting performance in 'ordinary' people by first changing within  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Sparks
ISBN: 1412949696 9781412949699 141294970X 9781412949705
OCLC Number: 70864494
Description: xxx, 213 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : change ourselves to change organizations --
How to use this book --
Transformation through clarity and creation --
Use fundamental choices to create your life --
Clarify your intentions --
Establish stretch goals --
Identify multiple ways to achieve your goals --
Find the trim tab --
Apply the 80/20 principle --
Practice "satisficing" --
Determine root causes --
Develop a theory of action and use storytelling to communicate it --
Gain clarity through writing, speaking, and reflecting on action --
Provide teachable points of view --
Transformation through interpersonal influence --
Tell your truth --
Use candor to assess current reality --
Use genuine dialogue --
Engage in dialogue-like conversations --
Listen to others in a deep, committed way --
Use stillness and silence as learning tools --
Make requests to initiate action and create results --
Make and keep promises --
Reduce questionasking, increase declarative statements --
Minimize the language of obligation --
Decrease the use of cause-effect language --
Stand up for your point of view --
Transformation through a culture that promotes professional learning, teamwork, and continuous improvement --
Shape school culture to improve teaching and sustain competent teachers --
Create successful schools --
Promote breakthrough thinking --
Attend to leaders' inner development --
Recognize our best selves --
Increase the use of signature strengths --
Enhance your personal energy --
Build relationships to sustain positive energy --
Address the fundamental barriers to professional learning and teamwork in schools --
Spread positive emotions throughout the organization --
Address anxiety in the schoolhouse --
Appeal to the heart as well as the head --
Transformation through professional learning and doing --
Design powerful professional learning for all educators --
Match professional development goals and methods with student outcomes --
Bridge the knowing-doing gap --
Amplify positive deviance in schools --
Create professional learning that alters educators' brains --
Install next action thinking --
Change habits --
Sustain the conversation.
Responsibility: Dennis Sparks.
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