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Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals From Good to Great Performance

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ISBN-10: 0761946195

ISBN-13: 9780761946199

Edition: 2003

Authors: Elaine K. McEwan

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This is a guide to the qualities and traits most principals exert daily in their jobs. Using leadership literature, education material, behaviours of effective principals, years of experience and research, McEwan has honed the list and and presents it with stories and examples of leadership in schools.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.364

Who This Book Is For
Overview of the Contents
A Matter of Defintion
The Origin of the Ten Traits
The Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals
The Communicator
The Educator
The Envisioner
The Facilitator
The Change Master
The Culture Builder
The Activator
The Producer
The Character Builder
The Contributor
About the Author
The Communicator
Communicator Exemplar: Michelle Gayle
Communicator Benchmarks
Communicators Attend
Communicators Listen
Communicators Empathize
Communicators Disclose Themselves to Others
Communicators Get the Whole Story
Communicators Ask the Right Questions
Communicators Say What They Mean and Mean What They Say
Communicators Can Acceptn Criticism
Communicators Can Give Correction
Communicators Communicate Creatively
Communicators Disagree Agreeably
Communicators Pay Attention to Parents
Communicators Connect Emotionally and Professionally With Staff
Communicators Communicate With Students
Communicators Can Talk to the Boss
Communicators Connect in Productive, Helping, and Healing Ways
Communicators Care Enough to Send the Very Best
Communicators Know How to Schmooze
Communicators Write, Speak, and Teach
Summing It Up
The Educator
Educator Exemplar
Jean Hendrickson, Elementary
Educator Exemplar: Alan Jones, High School
Educator Benchmarks
Educator Principals Believe That All Students Can Learn, and They Develop Programs to Help Them Succeed
Educator Principals Provide Training and Support for Teachers
Educator Principals Create Cognitive Dissonance
Educator Principals Establish, Implement, and Achieve Academic Standards
Educator Principals Focus on Instruction
Educator Principals Model Continuous Learning
Educator Principals Develop Teacher Leaders
Educator Principals Pay Attention to What Matters Most
Educator Principals Create Learning Communities
Summing It Up
The Envisioner
Envisioner Exemplar: Larry Fieber
Envisioner Benchmarks
Envisioners Are Hedgehogs
Envisioners Feel Called
Envisioners Have Resolve, Goals, and Lifevision
Envisioners Can See the Invisible
Envisioners Know Where They Are Headed
Envisioners Have Compelling Visions
Envisioners Can Articulate Their Visions and Then Make Them Happen
Summing It Up
The Facilitator
Facilitator Exemplar: Doug Pierson
Facilitator Benchmarks
Facilitator Principals Bond People Into a Community of Leaders
Facilitator Principals Tap the Potential of People
Facilitator Principals Say "We" Instead of "I"
Facilitator Principals Favor People Over Paperwork
Facilitator Principals Build Up Emotional Bank Accounts
Facilitator Principals Cultivate Their Own Well-Being
Facilitator Principals Value Diversity
Facilitator Principals Share the "Power Pie"
Facilitator Principals Accentuate the Positives
Facilitator Principals Promote Parental Involvement
Facilitator Principals Celebrate
Facilitator Principals Spend Time With Students
Summing It Up
The Change Master
Change Master Exemplar: Marjorie Thompson
Change Master Benchmarks
Change Masters Can Handle Uncertainty and Ambiguity
Change Masters Respect Resisters
Change Masters Are Futuristic
Change Masters Use a Situational Approach
Change Masters Know That the Power Is Within
Change Masters Value the Process
Change Masters Plan for Short-Term Victories
Change Masters Procure Resources
Change Masters Trust Their Teams
Change Masters Are Willing to Change Themselves
Change Masters Are Motivators
Change Masters Understand the Change Process
Summing It Up
The Culture Builder
Culture Builder Exemplar: Gabe Flicker
Culture Builder Benchmarks
Culture Builders Understand and Appreciate the Power of Culture
Culture Builders Know What a Good Culture Looks Like
Culture Builders Facilitate the Development of Core Values
Culture Builders Communicate These Values Clearly
Culture Builders Reward and Cheer Those Who Support and Enhance the Culture
Culture Builders Build Cultures That People Choose
Culture Builders Know the Small Stuff Is Really the Big Stuff
Summing It Up
The Activator
Activator Exemplar: Clare Maguire
Activator Exemplar: Todd White
Activator Benchmarks
Activators Mobilize People
Activators Are Entrepreneurial
Activators Don't Wait to Be Told
Activators Are Risk Takers
Activators Ask for Forgiveness Rather Than Permission
Activators Run to Daylight
Activators Don't Micromanage
Activators Make Things Happen
Activators Are Outrageous
Activators Are Cheerleaders
Summing It Up
The Producer
Producer Exemplar: Dale Skinner
Producer Benchmarks
Producers Believe That Achievement Is the Bottom Line
Producers Never Mistake Activity for Achievement
Producers Are Data Driven
Producers Pay Attention to Individual Students
Producers Have Academically Focused Missions
Producers Make Research-Based Decisions
Producers Hold Teachers Accountable
Summing It Up
The Character Builder
Character Builder Examplar: Tom Paulsen
Character Builder Benchmarks
Character Builders Are Human
Character Builders Are Trustworthy
Character Builders Have Integrity
Character Builders Are Authentic
Character Builders Are Respectful
Character Buliders Are Generous
Character Builders Are Humble
Character Builders Hire Staff Members With Character
Character Builders Are Consistent
Character Builders Lead by Example, Not by Exhortation
Character Builders Seek to Develop the Character of Students
Summing It Up
The Contributor
Contributor Exemplar: Lola Malone
Contributor Benchmarks
Contributors Lead by Serving Others
Contributors Are Self-Aware and Reflective
Contributors Are Good Stewards
Contributors Have Strong Wills
Summing It Up
Professional Conclusions
How Can You Use This Book
List of Contributing Highly Effective Principals
Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals
Complete List of Benchmarks
Facilitators Guide
Who Should Use This Guide?
How Is the Guide Organized?
What Materials Are Needed?
Study Modules