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Avoiding Burnout A Principal's Guide to Keeping the Fire Alive

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ISBN-10: 0761978070

ISBN-13: 9780761978077

Edition: 2002

Authors: Marilyn L. Grady, Barbara L. Brock

List price: $27.95
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"As I read this book, I found aspects of myselfmy personal and professional behavioron almost every page! I was able to put the coping strategies in the book to immediate use with little effort and great results! A must when our time is so limited." Kaye L. Peery, Administrator Springer Municipal Schools Springer, NM "School leaders are subjected to stress in all aspects of their work. Brock and Grady present a realistic approach to dealing with stress that can benefit every school leader." Ron Joekel, Executive Director Emeritus Phi Delta Kappa International Much has been written on teacher stress and how to cope with it . . . but now best-selling authors Barbara L. Brock and Marilyn L. Grady turn their expert attention to administrator burnout in this unique and powerful new "how-to" book. Avoiding Burnout presents real-world success stories from individual school administrators across the country. How do they handle stress and burnout? What can be learned from their individual challenges and solutions? Principals at all levels will learn a great deal about: The nature of stress Stress triggers and response mechanisms Capitalizing on work stress Effective time management and interpersonal skills Career renewal Caring for yourself . . . including a set of comprehensive resources that offer additional tools for self-assessment and taking action. A unique and useful new guide that offers school leaders at all levels an important opportunity for professional development and personal reflection.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

Marilyn L. Grady, is professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She is the author or coauthor of 23 books, including From Difficult Teachers to Dynamic Teamwork (2009) with Brock, Getting it Right from the Start (2009) with Kostelnik From First Year to First Rate (2007) with Brock, 194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals (2006), 20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them (2004) and Launching Your First Principalship (2004) with Brock. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and superintendent-board relations. She has more than 175 publications to her credit. She is the editor of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. Her editorial board service has included Educational Administration Quarterly, International Studies in Educational Administration, International Journal of Learning, Rural Educator, Journal of At-Risk Issues, Journal of School Leadership, Advancing Women in Leadership On-Line Journal, Journal for Rural School and Community Renewal, International Journal of Learning, and Journal for a Just and Caring Education. She is the recipient of the Stanley Brzezinski Research Award, NCPEA's Living Legend Award, the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, UNL's Distinguished Teaching Award, and UNL's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women.Grady coordinates an annual conference on women in educational leadership that attracts national attendance and is in its 24th year. She has been an administrator in K-12 schools as well as at the college and university levels. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and her doctorate in educational administration with a specialty in leadership from The Ohio State University.

About the Authors
Meeting the Dragon: Getting Acquainted
Good and Bad Stress: A Matter of Perception
Stress Tolerance
Common Sources of Stress
Normal Stress
The Burnout Syndrome
Burnout and Rustout
Provoking the Dragon: Stress Triggers
Internally Generated Stress
The Contributions of Gender to Stress
Ethnicity and Stress
Workplace Factors
Confronting the Dragon Within: Mental Restructuring
Planning for Life's Journey
Charting a Course
Getting Rid of Perfectionism
Slowing the Pace
Adjusting the Lens
Discarding Trivial Stressors
Putting Worries in Perspective
Focusing on Success
Housebreaking the Dragon: Altering Personal Behaviors
Taking Care of Yourself: Health and Spirituality
Feeding the Spirit
Sharing Time With Friends
Maintaining Good Health
Harnessing the Power: Capitalizing on Work Stress
Recognizing Excess Stress
Adapt to the Setting
Laugh and Encourage Laughter
Shrinking the Dragon: Using Time Effectively
The Time Crunch
Work Overload
Train Office Staff
Do Important Things First
One Bite at a Time
When You're the Dragon: Learning People Skills
A People Business
Personal Power
Develop Communication Skills
Changing Dragons: Career Renewal
Career Stress
Professional Renewal
Revising a Career
Changing Careers
Making Friends With the Dragon: Taking Care of Yourself
Realizing Your Importance
Responses to Stress
Realities and Possibilities
Stress Reduction--An Outline for Personal Change
Model Action Plan