The author argues that there are important differences between managers and leaders and offers these ways to build leadership…
Elisa MacDonald asserts that professional learning communities must be able to tackle issues and give and receive constructive criticism for there to be any real improvement within a school. She offers strategies for addressing a “culture of nice” that prevents a team from being effective.
Adam Bryant interviewed over seventy chief executives and other leaders to determine five essential qualities that C.E.O’s share and look for in new hires.
Sir Ken Robinson discusses the roles of leadership in building creativity, innovation, and leadership in the workplace.
Karin Chenoweth tackles issues surrounding disadvantaged students and elevates them from the classroom level to the school level. Based on research in nearly two dozen high performance, high poverty schools, Chenoweth constructs a model of how schools can reach disadvantaged students.
Hayagreeva Rao stresses the importance of properly designing a job to avoid hiring the wrong people for the wrong reasons. He argues that when designing a job, it should either involve star tasks (strategic work) or guardian tasks (operational work).
Christina A. Samuels reviews a study that examined the traits of effective school principals and found that high student achievement is linked to collective leadership.
A report for a six-year study funded by the Wallace Foundation with the purpose of identifying the nature of successful educational leadership and to better understand how such leadership can improve educational practices and student learning.
A rubric of examples of how low performing, effective, and high performing leaders exemplify these characteristics and responsibilities.
The authors provide an overview of literature concerning school leadership and make seven claims about successful school leadership.