Leadership and Change: Perspectives for the School Head

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As the Head of a private-independent school, you understand the difficulties of providing effective leadership for your Management Team and your faculty and staff. How can you build a management structure and culture in your school that, ultimately, makes a profound difference in the lives of children?

Leadership & Change: Perspectives for the School Head (Third Edition), a compilation of key articles from ISM's advisory letters, provides the core knowledge that is crucial for effective management in private schools. Energize and empower your leadership skills in the most beneficial manner to develop your school and career.

Table of Contents

ISM Research Report: 16 Characteristics of Head Leadership
15 Administrative Actions and Approaches Compatible With the Findings of ISM’s Head Leadership Study
School Head Leadership: Results From ISM’s Follow-up Study
Sustainable Leadership for Private-Independent Schools
What’s Your Paradigm: Power Leadership or Service Leadership?
The Headship: Are Your Leading Yet?
Balancing Delegation and Operational Accountability
The Head’s Five Major Priorities
The School Head: Accountability Beyond the Head’s Objectives
Your Management Team’s Mission Statement
The Academic Administrative Culture Profile
The Head’s Role in Developing Leadership
Your Management Team: Empowering Leaders From Within
Influencing Upward: Advice for the Head’s Direct Reports
Strong Leaders, Strong Teams: Renew Your Administrative Perspective
The Two Fundamental Questions for School Leaders
Mission and Leadership: A Primer in Mission-Oriented ‘Change’ Problems
Reculturing for Change: A Head’s Primer
Change and the Implementation Dip
Managing Complex Change in Private-Independent Schools
Generational Differences and Leadership in Your School
Five Characteristics of Outstanding Managerial Foresight
Your Role as Faculty Leader: What Teachers Need From You
Faculty Autonomy and Collegiality: A Leadership/Management Challenge
Faculty Evaluation, Student Performance, and School Leadership: An Update
The Faculty Culture Profile II
The Student Culture Profile II
From Entrenched Faculty to Committed Teachers
Why the Worst (and Best) Teachers Matter
Managing Faculty Culture in Times of Turmoil
Avoid the Pitfalls When You Must Downsize
Board Leadership: ISM Research Report
The Board’s Contract With the School Head: Solidify Expectations, Define Relationships
Board-Level Confusion: The School Head as Personnel Manager and Chief Fund Raiser
Helping Board Members Understand Your School’s Educational Programs
Feedback Lets Employees Know When They’re ‘On Track’
Creating Job Descriptions: Dos, Don’ts, and Tools
Will a Good Teacher Make a Good Administrator?
So You’ve Founded a School ... Now What?
Win the Battle to Move Your School to Maturity
The Third Iteration of ISM Stability Markers
A Sample Strategic Plan (Including a Capital Campaign)
Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Your Next Head Search
The Head Support and Evaluation Committee: What Does Support Actually Mean?
Purpose and Outcome Statements: Characteristics of Professional Excellence
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