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Powerful Leadership Development
Bridging Theory and Practice Using Peers and Technology



January 2003 | 304 pages | Corwin

Fulfill your leadership potential and succeed as a school leader!

You understand the principles of leadership. You observe the talent of accomplished leaders in your community. You aspire to leadership roles in your school. But how do you master outstanding leadership skills within yourself?

Using proven cooperative learning concepts, Powerful Leadership Development guides you through performance-based activities, exercises, analyses, and simulations designed to improve your leadership skills and hone your understanding of what makes an effective leader. To bridge the theory of leadership and the practice of leading, this valuable book provides concrete parameters to gauge your progress based on:

  • ISLLC Standards
  • NASSP Assessment Center program competencies
  • National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) Domains and Dimensions
  • A self-inventory of your leadership skills
  • A peer review process of observing, documenting, scoring, and providing targeted feedback

After completing Powerful Leadership Development, you will carry with you a personal professional growth plan to propel you into your next phase of professional growth. Even more, you will posses the certain confidence, practical knowledge, and recognizable capabilities of a successful leader.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. BACKGROUND AND FUNDAMENTALS
Overview

 
Leadership

 
Skill Clusters, Performance Indicators, and Aspects

 
Analyzing a Case Study

 
Nine-Step Development Process

 
Leadership Self-Inventory

 
 
2. ANALYZING A CASE STUDY
Overview

 
Artifacts

 
About the Case Study

 
Normal School Case Study

 
Case Study Documentation and Rating Forms

 
Reflective Practice

 
 
3. DEVELOPING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
Overview

 
Analyze, Reflect, and Document

 
Standards, Performance Areas, and Aspects

 
Sample School Improvement Plan for Boosting Student Test Scores

 
Normal School Improvement Plan

 
School Improvement Plan Documentation and Rating

 
Reflective Practive

 
 
4. OFFICE DESKWORK
Overview

 
Your First Day on the Job

 
Steps for Development

 
About the Deskwork Activity

 
Normal School Deskwork

 
Office Deskwork Performance Documentation and Rating

 
Reflective Practice

 
 
5. MAKING ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Overview

 
How Do You See Yourself?

 
Steps for Development

 
About Oral Presentation

 
Normal School Board Presentation

 
Oral Presentation Performance Documentation and Rating

 
Reflective Practice

 
 
6. PROVIDING LEADERSHIP IN GROUPS
Overview

 
Steps for Development

 
The Simulation

 
Group Problem-Solving Performance Documentation and Rating

 
Reflective Practive

 
 
7. CONDUCTING STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS
Overview

 
Interviewing

 
Your Two Interviews

 
 
8. PLANNING FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Overview

 
The Proof Is in the Pudding

 
Example of an Action Plan

 
Your Own Action Plan

 
 
RESOURCES
 
REFERENCES
 
INDEX

“Leadership may indeed be difficult to define. This timely text will enable the reader, whether professor or practitioner, to explore and clarify perceptions of the leadership role.”

The School Administrator, January 2004

"What makes this workbook useful is not only that it is linked to ISLLC standards, but that it is structured to develop competencies set out by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Assessment Center."

The Journal of the National Staff Development Council, Fall 2004

“User-friendly in assisting school leaders in building their leadership skill base. The professional development opportunities embedded in this book will allow new and veteran educators to reflect and review their daily priorities and plan for future student achievement that involves all levels of the school community.”

Principal Navigator, May 2008
Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators

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