The Essential Traits of Those Who Engage, Inspire, and Transform
- Douglas Fisher - San Diego State University, USA
- Nancy Frey - San Diego State University, USA
- Cathy Lassiter - Consultant and Author
- Dominique Smith - Health Sciences High & Middle College (HSHMC)
Foreword by Michael Fullan
Curriculum Leadership | Leadership | Leadership & Management
For each of the five components that all effective leaders possess—trustworthiness, competence, dynamism, immediacy, and forward-thinking—leaders learn the first steps and bold leaps to mentor others. Each chapter abounds with professional development tools, including:
- Self-assessments so you know your baseline
- Pause and ponder questions to envision change
- REAL features to lead with alacrity
- Checklists to stay focused and strategic
- Relevant research to assimilate and share
Setting the Stage: From Teacher Credibility to Leader Credibility
"Think about two leaders in your professional life, one with strong credibility and one without. Did you choose to follow the one without strong credibility?"
Leader Credibility is a must read for every educational leader. All too often school improvement plans and initiatives fail - not on their merits but on the credibility of the leader. Educational leaders need to be strategic about how they contribute to or derail the success of these initiatives. This book provides a frame for how to build leader credibility and provides many opportunities for structured self-reflection.
This book offers tangible ways to build your leadership credibility and concrete methods for building strong relationships that will cultivate a culture of trust and community.
I highly recommend this book. Teachers are yearning for great leadership. This book helps educational leaders analyze the skillset it takes to lead with credibility.
The authors share relevant research, illustrations, and tools for self-reflection which can be used to impact the daily work of school leaders. By reading this book, leaders will be challenged to think more intentionally about how they build trust, competence, dynamism, immediacy, and how they become more forward-thinking.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1. Trustworthiness in Leadership
Chapter 2. Competence: The Language and Skills of Leaders