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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 Company, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Featuring 18 new essays, this second edition shows how school leaders can promote extraordinary changes, be accountable, and achieve meaningful results for schools, districts, and their personal lives.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sparks, Dennis
Leading for Results : Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools
: SAGE Publications,c1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Sparks
ISBN: 9781452208756 1452208751
OCLC Number: 915158711
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""About the Author""; ""Introduction: Change Ourselves to Change Organizations""; ""How to Use This Book""; ""Part I --
Transformation Through Clarity and Creation""; ""Chapter 1 --
Use Fundamental Choices to Create Your Life""; ""Chapter 2 --
Clarify Your Intentions""; ""Chapter 3 --
Establish Stretch Goals""; ""Chapter 4 --
Identify Multiple Ways to Achieve Your Goals""; ""Chapter 5 --
Find the Trim Tab""; ""Chapter 6 --
Apply the 80/20 Principle""; ""Chapter 7 --
Practice “Satisficing�""; ""Chapter 8 --
Determine Root Causes"" ""Chapter 9 --
Develop a Theory of Action and Use Storytelling to Communicate It""""Chapter 10 --
Gain Clarity Through Writing, Speaking, and Reflecting on Action""; ""Chapter 11 --
Provide Teachable Points of View""; ""Part II --
Transformation Through Interpersonal Influence""; ""Chapter 12 --
Tell Your Truth""; ""Chapter 13 --
Use Candor to Assess Current Reality""; ""Chapter 14 --
Use Genuine Dialogue""; ""Chapter 15 --
Engage in Dialogue-like Conversations""; ""Chapter 16 --
Listen to Others in a Deep, Committed Way""; ""Chapter 17 --
Use Stillness and Silence as Learning Tools"" ""Chapter 18 --
Make Requests to Initiate Action and Create Results""""Chapter 19 --
Make and Keep Promises""; ""Chapter 20 --
Reduce Question Asking, Increase Declarative Statements""; ""Chapter 21 --
Minimize the Language of Obligation""; ""Chapter 22 --
Decrease the Use of Cause-Effect Language""; ""Chapter 23 --
Stand up for Your Point of View""; ""Part III --
Transformation Through A Culture That Promotes Professional Learning, Teamwork, and Continuous Improvement""; ""Chapter 24 --
Shape School Culture to Improve Teaching and Sustain Competent Teachers"" ""Chapter 25 --
Create Successful Schools""""Chapter 26 --
Promote Breakthrough Thinking""; ""Chapter 27 --
Attend to Leaders� Inner Development""; ""Chapter 28 --
Recognize Our Best Selves""; ""Chapter 29 --
Increase the Use of Signature Strengths""; ""Chapter 30 --
Enhance Your Personal Energy""; ""Chapter 31 --
Build Relationships to Sustain Positive Energy""; ""Chapter 32 --
Address the Fundamental Barriers to Professional Learning and Teamwork in Schools""; ""Chapter 33 --
Spread Positive Emotions Throughout the Organization""; ""Chapter 34 --
Address Anxiety in the Schoolhouse"" ""Chapter 35 --
Appeal to the Heart as Well as the Head""""Part IV --
Transformation Through Professional Learning and Doing""; ""Chapter 36 --
Design Powerful Professional Learning for All Educators""; ""Chapter 37 --
Match Professional Development Goals and Methods With Student Outcomes""; ""Chapter 38 --
Bridge the Knowing-Doing Gap""; ""Chapter 39 --
Amplify Positive Deviance in Schools""; ""Chapter 40 --
Create Professional Learning That Alters Educators� Brains""; ""Chapter 41 --
Install Next Action Thinking""; ""Chapter 42 --
Change Habits""; ""Chapter 43 --
Sustain the Conversation""
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