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The ethical line : 10 leadership strategies for effective decision making

Author: Toni Faddis
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, a SAGE Company, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The responsibilities of school leaders are increasingly complex. In this book, you will find a problem-solving model to help you think through morally complex situations. These steps will enable you to arrive at innovative solutions that are ethical, logical, culturally sensitive, and in the best interests of students. Packed with real-life vignettes, mental exercises, reflections, checklists, and other templates,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Faddis
ISBN: 9781544337883 1544337884
OCLC Number: 1100428270
Description: xv, 144 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Douglas Fisher – Acknowledgments --
About the Author – Introduction: The Ethical Line --
Temptations Lurk Everywhere --
Tough Choices --
How This Book Can Help --
Features You Will Find --
Chapter 1: Know Thyself: Strategy #1: Identify and Model Your Core Values --
The New Normal --
Your Ethical Line --
Right vs. Right Situations --
When Moral Compasses Falter --
Strategy #2: Be Curiously Introspective --
Find Kindred Spirits --
Practice Self-Care --
Express Gratitude --
Build Resilience --
Take a Cognitive Time-Out --
Pause to Regroup --
Calm Mental Chatter --
Dare to Imagine --
Chapter 2: Examine Your Community’s Values: Strategy #3: Listen Generously --
Characteristics of Outstanding Listeners --
Practice Empathy --
Strategy #4: Create an Inclusive School Climate --
Promote Emotional Well-Being --
Engender Teamwork --
Facilitate Collaborative Leadership --
Recognize the Signs of an Unhealthy School Climate --
Stimulate a Healthy School Climate --
Foster Collective Efficacy --
Strategy #5: Discover Your Community’s Hopes and Dreams --
Explore Community Assets and Examine Your Leadership Privilege --
Take the Pulse of Your Community Regularly --
Empathic Interviewing --
Strategy #6: Unify Around a Collective Vision --
Which Values Guide Your Organization? --
Making Sense of Norms and Codes of Conduct --
Study Colleagues’ Behavior --
Chapter 3: Adhere to Ethical and Legal Parameters: Professional Standards for Educational Leaders --
Strategy #7: Consider Moral and Legal Consequences of Decisions --
PSEL Standard 2: Ethics and Professional Norms --
Lead With Moral Courage --
A Framework for Making Ethical Decisions --
The Seven Steps of Ethical Decision Making --
Strategy #8: Ensure Equitable Processes and Outcomes --
PSEL Standard 3: Advocate for All – Summary --
Chapter 4: Promote an Ethical School Culture: Strategy #9: Walk the Talk --
Be an Architect of Equity --
Model Innovation and Empathy --
Provide Clear Rationale for Decisions --
Characteristics of Constructive Dialogue --
Strategy #10: Become a Strategic Influencer --
Defining Moments --
Mental Preparation --
Facilitate Win–Win Situations --
Never Stop Learning and Growing – Conclusion: Implementation Steps
Responsibility: Toni Faddis ; foreword by Douglas Fisher.

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The responsibilities of school leaders are increasingly complex. In this book, you will find a problem-solving model to help you think through morally complex situations. These steps will enable you to arrive at innovative solutions that are ethical, logical, culturally sensitive, and in the best interests of students. Packed with real-life vignettes, mental exercises, reflections, checklists, and other templates, these strategies will help you: Understand how ethical standards and core values drive your leadership choices -- Approach problems through a lens of equity and care for the students entrusted to you -- Recognize when urgent action is called for and when it’s better to slow down in order to thoroughly consider your actions and the potential consequences of those actions. As a leader, you face difficult challenges every day. This book will help ensure that the decisions you make are right for your students—and for the whole community. -- Provided by publisher.

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This book provides useful strategies and structures, drawn from the field, to assist leaders at all levels better understand the complexities if ethical leadership. -- Ray Boyd, Principal; Beechboro, Read more...

 
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