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Leading Every Day Actions for Effective Leadership

ISBN-10: 1452260931
ISBN-13: 9781452260938
Edition: 3rd 2013
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List price: $43.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Inspire the leader in you and positively influence the people around you! As our society faces more complex challenges, the demand for effective leadership grows. Leaders, especially education leaders, often need to solve complicated problems quickly with limited resources. Understanding their own leadership styles, roles, and practices enhances the impact that leaders have every day. In this new edition of a best-selling book, the authors provide four full months of contemplations centered on the major areas in which leaders work. Leading Every Day offers direction on providing high-quality leadership amid turbulent times. Modeling the philosophy that leadership exists in all of us, the authors inspire educators to lead in big and small ways. This new edition offers: Inspirational stories illustrating effective leadership Cogent quotations for educators to carry with them each day Actionable advice that can be implemented today Invitations for larger discourse that can change the lives of leaders and the lives of those they lead The latest research on best practices in leadership, change, professional development, and group leadershipExploring leadership and leadership potential is an important step for everyone. This book highlights a path of exploration for veteran and aspiring leaders alike.

Katherine E. Stiles is a Senior Program Associate in the STEM Program at WestEd. Katherine is Co-Director of WestEd's National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership, providing professional development and support for education leaders nationwide. The foci of the Leadership Academy-effective leadership, educational change, professional development and communities of learners, facilitation, and using data and evidence to achieve results-are reflected in the book, (2013). She designs and leads science and mathematics education program evaluation projects at the school, district, state, and national level, focusing on assessing the quality of professional development, and the relationship between teachers' conceptual learning, changes in practice, and student learning. Katherine works with schools and districts to enhance student learning through the development of collaborative inquiry into data among staff as part of her work on the Using Data Project and as co-author of (2008). She was co-director of an NSF-funded project, Building Systems for Quality Teaching and Learning in Science, that resulted in the publication of professional development materials and a simulation board game on science education. The project extended the work of the seminal book on professional development that she co-authored, (2010). Prior to joining WestEd in 1995, Katherine worked at the National Science Resources Center in Washington, D.C., as a science curriculum developer and authored four curriculum units for the program.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
About the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership
Introduction
Dedication
Leadership Every Day
We Are All Leaders
Effective Leadership Practices
Making Conscious Choices
Committing to a Moral Imperative
Using Power Appropriately
Building Shared Vision
Promoting Diversity
Leading for Results
Using Habits to Our Advantage
Generating and Sharing Knowledge
Keeping a Client-Centered Focus
Recognizing and Celebrating Success
Networking
Embracing Innovative Thinking
Aligning Actions and Beliefs
Examining Your Culture
Building a Trusting Climate
Collaborative Leadership
Building Relationships
Trying Something New
Coping with Ambiguity, Change, and Confusion
Leading through Crisis
Balancing Leadership and Management
Living with Paradox
Paying Attention to Leadership Actions and Traits
Getting Support
Asking Good Questions
Finding Win/Win Solutions
Modeling Leadership
Ethical Leadership
Doing the Right Thing
References
Leading Change
Change as a Process
Change Happens in People First
The Impact of Change
Moving through the Stages of Change-Concerns
Moving through the Stages of Change-Behavior
Change as Continuous Improvement
Speed of Change
The Missing Piece in Change
Balancing Constants and Change
Recognizing Assumptions
Crafting a Shared Vision
Mission and Goals
Motivating Others
Planning for Change
Origins of Change
Accepting Loss
Dealing with Disappointment
Change and Resilience
Facing Problems
Neutralizing Resistance
Capitalizing on Resistance
Knowing Your Constituents
Managing Multiple Change Efforts
Systems Thinking
Examining Change History
The Downside of Change
Building Ownership for Change
Individuals as Agents of Change
Self-Assessment as a Change Leader
Sustaining Individual Leadership
Initiating, Implementing, and Institutionalizing Change
References
Leading Learning Communities
Leading Communities of Learning
Leading Learning in Organizations
Building Cultural Proficiency
Powerful Learning Experiences
How People Learn
Transformative Learning
Transforming Situational Learning
Defining Expertise
Characteristics of Effective Professional Learning
Aligning Beliefs and Behaviors
Designing Professional Development
Committing to Vision and Standards
Using Data to Guide Professional Development Designs
Inputs into Professional Development Design
Knowledge and Beliefs in Science and Mathematics
Professional Development in Context
Critical Issues to Consider
Ensuring Equity
Strategies for Professional Learning
Selecting and Combining Strategies
Professional Development for Student Impact
Balancing Philosophy and Pragmatism
Incorporating Reflexive Practice
Reaching Everyone or Scaling Up
Team Learning
Sharing Knowledge and Capturing Lessons Learned
Using Program Logic Models
Achieving Realistic Outcomes
Gathering Evaluation Data
Leading Learning by Example
Taking Responsibility for Learning
References
Leading Effective Groups
Leading Groups
Four Roles of Group Leaders
Group Norms of Collaboration
Group Norm #1-Pausing
Group Norm #2-Paraphrasing
Group Norm #3-Posing Questions
Group Norm #4-Putting Ideas on the Table
Group Norm #5-Providing Data
Group Norm #6-Paying Attention to Self and Others, Verbal Communication
Group Norm #6-Paying Attention to Self and Others, Nonverbal Communication
Group Norm # 7-Presuming Positive Intentions
Dialogue Versus Discussion
Dialogue as Reflective Learning Process
Eliciting Participation from Everyone
Cultural Proficiency
Establishing Clear Roles and Functions
Structuring an Effective Meeting
Providing Logistical Supports
Setting Up the Meeting Room
Group Decision Making
Reaching Consensus
Giving Feedback
Receiving Feedback
Handling Problems
Options for Resolving Conflict
Conflict as Opportunity
Facilitating Conflict
Resolving Value Conflicts
Dealing with Disruptive People
Beginnings and Endings
Six Domains of Group Development
References
Leadership for Results
Results-Based Leadership
Role of Leader to Achieve Results
Using Rigorous Evidence
Being an Accountable Leader
Role of Policy in Achieving Results
Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Equitable Access to Data
Purposeful Use of Data
The Power of Data
Collaborative Inquiry
Engaging Everyone with Data
Data-Driven Dialogue
Root Cause Analysis
Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect Analysis: The Fishbone
Identifying Problems
Communicating about Problems
Criteria for Selecting Outcomes
Selecting the Right Intervention
Rapid Prototyping
Assessing Evaluation
Reflecting on Results
Planning for Success 23
Components of Trust
Keeping the Trust
Time Required for Results
Getting Better Results
Seeking Collective Impact
Sustaining a Focus on Continuous Improvement
Results over Time
Continuing to Learn
References
Index

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