Leadership for Equity and Excellence

Creating an equitable learning environment in which all students thrive is possible—with this guide you can turn dreams into reality for your school.

Author: James Joseph Scheurich

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483360751

Category: Education

Page: 178

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This guide encourages school leaders and teachers to develop creative strategies for student equity and advancement using tools like accountability, equity audits, and proactive redundancy.
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The Principal

The authors have made significant enhancements to the UPDATED Eighth edition to keep pace with the changing times. The new edition: Reflects the evolution in the roles of educational leaders.

Author: Gerald C. Ubben

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134606981

Category: School management and organization

Page: 396

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With its focus on the critical elements of leadership essential for today's school principals, this widely popular resource combines a strong research base with a practical, hands-on approach to help aspiring, new, and experienced educators become effective school administrators. Organized into four sections, The Principal presents a vision for leadership and learning and shows how to create a positive school culture, manage the organization, and interact with the external environment. The new edition reflects the evolution in the roles of educational leaders; explores the increased tasks that are requiring principals to expand their toolboxes of skills in such areas as instructional leadership, data analysis, technology utilization, staff evaluation, and community relations; and looks at the mounting demands to rewrite their job descriptions every year. The Updated 8th edition includes references to the new 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
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The Principal

New to this Edition: . New readings and new activities have been added to keep the book up-to-date and current. . New and revised case studies have been added to give students further real-life examples of creative leadership in education.

Author: Gerald C. Ubben

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000067810741

Category: Education

Page: 390

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Centered on the seven Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards developed for school leaders that covers both theory and practice. Using the seven Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards as an organizational tool, the revised seventh edition of The Principal: Creative Leadership For Excellence in Schools continues to provide future school administrators with both the necessary theory and the necessary practical skills to become effective educational leaders. At the same time, the newly updated text incorporates fresh material on modern legal issues, expanded coverage on the topic of cultural and ethnic diversity in schools, and all of the most recent research. With a focus on practical problem solving for school principals and other educational leaders, this text retains its focus on research linking educational leadership and productive schools, especially in terms of outcomes for children. Treating the principalship as a complicated and constantly evolving position that requires a constant focus on learning, instruction, and school improvement, this seventh edition text teaches readers to be moral agents, social advocates, community leaders, and caring individuals.
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School Leadership

Updates include: Expanded coverage of instructional leadership and the principal′s role in student learning New chapters covering the principalship, accountability, effects of leadership, distributed leadership, political leadership, and ...

Author: Stuart C. Smith

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483362021

Category: Education

Page: 520

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Emphasizing the school leader's role in student learning, this new edition covers the principalship, accountability, leadership effects, distributed leadership, political leadership, resource allocation, and more!
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The Fa ade of Excellence

Leadership actually has many dimensions and several definitions. This book explores four different styles of leadership that includes "The Crisis Leader," "The Idea Gathering Leader," "The Team Forming Leader," and "The Empowerment Leader.

Author: John Dyer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429629105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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The crucial need to substitute true leadership for bad management practices such as Management By Objectives (MBO) and the use of fear is now well known and was often championed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. While significant progress has been made, many organizations (especially outside of manufacturing) are either just getting started with their improvement efforts or they are faking their way forward (going through the motions), trying to imitate what they have read in books or have seen at conferences. The executives of these organizations might give permission for the tools of Lean and Six Sigma to be taught but many of them still refuse to look in a mirror and change their own leadership style. They have built a "façade of excellence" that crumbles quickly whenever a bit of chaos is introduced. Not being able to sustain improvements over the long term is one of the top complaints from improvement professionals. What ingredient is missing that prohibits changes to occur throughout the leadership ranks that might create a culture that embraces teamwork, collaboration and improvement? To start, what exactly do we mean by leadership? The common mistake is to try and put all effective leaders into the same box. Leadership actually has many dimensions and several definitions. This book explores four different styles of leadership that includes "The Crisis Leader," "The Idea Gathering Leader," "The Team Forming Leader," and "The Empowerment Leader." Each of the four styles is appropriate when given a certain set of circumstances (an organization in trouble needs a "Crisis Leader" for example). The goal is to shift the organization, including the leaders and all of the employees at every level, toward collaboration and empowerment. Why go through the pains to rebuild an organization’s culture and leaders? In the annual "IndustryWeek Magazine - Best Plants" competition, the companies that have made the transition to high performance, fully empowered teams ("The Empowerment Leader"), in general, demonstrate far better results than all other applicants (and they tend to win "Best Place to Work" awards as well). So, what is keeping organizational leaders, especially those in the middle of the organization chart, from adopting the "The Empowerment" leadership style? This book defines and helps the reader understand what this new normal of leadership consists of and: Explains the four different styles of leaders and how these are different than a typical "old style" manager. Indicates which style is appropriate given a certain set of circumstances and how a leader knows when it is time to migrate from one style to another. Illustrates what it means for an organization to shift from a "dictator" culture to one of collaboration and what steps can be taken to help this transformation. Explores the current definition of a "promotable manager" and how this differs from a new normal definition of an outstanding, effective "Empowerment" leader. Defines Mission, Vision, Strategy, and Values and how these four cultural principles fit into the leadership progression model. Shows how the culture within the organization will be different after the adoption of empowered teams and introduces the concept of "Enthusiastic Productivity."
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Excellence in Leadership

John White offers a dynamic alternative to secular styles of leadership and management. Study and discussion questions included.

Author: John White

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830868909

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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John White offers a dynamic alternative to secular styles of leadership and management. Study and discussion questions included.
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Leadership for Evidence Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions

It must be posited, however, that establishing the base of the foundations of
practice does not itself ensure practice excellence. Safety, for example, is a
minimum right of expectation of every patient. Maintaining a safe environment for
patient ...

Author: Daniel Weberg

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284171365

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions, Second Edition takes a patient-centered approach, discusses the perspectives on the dynamic of innovation and evidence as well as emerging competencies for leaders of healthcare innovation, making it the ideal textbook for DNP and Masters level leadership courses.
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Excellence in Leadership and Management

This book therefore addresses these issues, with a particular focus on defining, expanding on and providing examples of good leadership, management, motivation and change, across all areas of the Supply Chain and Procurement environment.

Author: Stuart Emmett

Publisher:

ISBN: 1903499607

Category: Business logistics

Page: 304

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Prescription for Excellence Leadership Lessons for Creating a World Class Customer Experience from UCLA Health System

In these bestselling books, he examines how leading service companies dominate their respective industries with innovative customerexperience strategies.

Author: Joseph Michelli

Publisher: Mcgraw-hill

ISBN: 0071773541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER! “Like any business, a hospital must be true to its core values in order to succeed. ‘Trickle-down values’ start at the top with the best leadership, so that all the stakeholders understand and carry out the institution’s mission. That is the gift that David F einberg has brought to U CLA. I am in awe of his management skills.” —Lynda Resnick, owner of Pom Wonderful, Fiji Water, Teleflora, and Wonderful Pistachios “With clear purpose, unwavering principles, and steadfast leadership, the people at UCLA have established a new bar, a compelling promise, for what healthcare can and should be.” —David M. Lawrence, M.D., former CEO, Kaiser Permanente “An absorbing and educational account of a large institution’s astonishing transformation. The strong, courageous, and focused leadership of David Feinberg and his outstanding team is evident on every page. A tremendous lesson for all large enterprises.” —William E. Simon, Jr., cochairman, William E. Simon & Sons “Most leadership authors describe how to apply common-sense principles. Michelli is a notable exception. He artfully describes the compelling, uncommon leadership practices that transformed UCLA Health System. The resulting lessons are plentiful and powerful for today’s business leader.” —Lee J. Colan, Ph.D., author of Sticking to It: The Art of Adherence About the Book: Joseph Michelli, author of The Starbucks Experience and The New Gold Standard, is among the world’s top authorities on the principles of creating an organizational culture dedicated to service excellence. In these bestselling books, he examines how leading service companies dominate their respective industries with innovative customerexperience strategies. Now, Michelli turns his attention to one of the most complex, controversial, and critical industries—healthcare. In Prescription for Excellence, Michelli provides an inside look at an organization that has become the envy of its industry—and explains how you can dominate your own industry by using the same approach. UCLA Health System is revered worldwide for its top-tier patient/customer care. Great physicians, nurses, researchers, and staff are only part of the equation; UCLA’s overall success is a result of organization-wide collaboration that is driven by leaders with a shared vision of unyielding excellence. Michelli breaks down UCLA’s approach into five simple principles: Commit to Care Leave No Room for Error Make the Best Better Create the Future Service Serves Us From administrative offices to operating rooms to research centers, continued adherence to these five principles has guided UCLA to financial strength, social significance, and sustainability. The best part is that these principles translate to any industry, so you, too, can achieve similar goals. Michelli gives you the tools to adapt UCLA’s ideas, systems, and leadership principles into your own best practices. Whether it is a healthcare organization, a financial institution, or a neighborhood hair salon, good business begins and ends with customer connection. When all workers in an organization focus on providing quality care for those they serve, success inevitably follows. Business is always personal; UCLA’s leadership ensures that this simple truth drives every UCLA employee, every day. Apply the lessons Michelli spells out in Prescription for Excellence to create a system that ensures that your people take business personally, day in and day out.
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12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence How Leaders Achieve Sustainable High Performance

Then move to the next one. It will take time--but all life-improving endeavors do. Read this practical, inspirational guide and every day you will take one more step to becoming a highly effective leader.

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071809474

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Master the 12 disciplines of powerful leadership and lead your organization to greatness We've all heard the phrase "born leader." Leadership experts Brian Tracy and Dr. Peter Chee are here to debunk the myth that you either have it or you don't. That leadership is a talent bestowed on some and not on others. That in order to lead effectively, you have to have it in your genes. The authors assert that great leaders are made, not born. Everyone has the ability to shape himself or herself into the kind of person who enables and uplifts others to reach their highest potential--and in 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence, they reveal exactly how to achieve it. It all starts with discipline. In this groundbreaking book, the authors break down great leadership into 12 disciplines, including: Clarity . . . about who you are, where you are going, and how to get there Control . . . build and bolster your sense of personal responsibility and self-mastery Character . . . dedicate yourself to passionately build trust with honesty and integrity Competence . . . commit to constant never-ending improvement and learning Caring . . . because when you care, your people care in building great working relationships Courage . . . moving out of your comfort zone to embrace change and make tough decisions One at a time. Don't try to take on too much at once. Choose a discipline and live it until it becomes a habit of excellence. Then move to the next one. It will take time--but all life-improving endeavors do. Read this practical, inspirational guide and every day you will take one more step to becoming a highly effective leader.
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Report by the Secretary on the Regional Forums on Excellence in Education

[ W ] e have to have a willingness on the part of the American people , but even
more importantly , on the part of political leaders , both State and national to
replace timidity and some of the simplistic kinds of answers in the past with some
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Author: United States. Department of Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112104103210

Category: Education

Page: 37

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Healthcare Executives

This book provides a unique first-hand perspective on healthcare leadership and management, from a practitioner, for practitioners.

Author: Dirk Pickuth

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789017069

Category: Medical

Page: 529

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This book provides a unique first-hand perspective on healthcare leadership and management, from a practitioner, for practitioners. The author is an experienced consultant, highly respected medical director and exceptional leader known for his drive, acumen and commitment to putting patients first. The book’s focus is on compassionate leadership, efficient management, improvement capabilities and transformational skills. The content covers all aspects of leading and managing health services, integrating both the hard and soft skills required. The comprehensive chapters are written in an extremely concise and precise style using fact boxes and bullet format only. Lists of chapter objectives, boxed summaries, numerous graphics and suggestions for further reading provide quick reference and consolidate what the reader has learned. Packed with expert insights and practical tips for problem solving and trouble shooting, this is the ultimate guide to getting ahead and achieving more as a leader and manager in the healthcare world. The book is an excellent resource for aspiring as well as current leaders and managers in healthcare.
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Military Review

A Passion for Excellence : The Leadership Difference by Thomas J. Peters and
Nancy K. Austin . As a sequel to In Search of Excellence : Lessons from
America's Best Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr.
( which ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119614159

Category: Military art and science

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Spiritual Leadership

Featured topics include: ¿ The cost of leadership ¿ The responsibilities of leadership ¿ Tests of leadership ¿ The qualities and criteria of leadership ¿ The art of reproducing leaders ¿ The one indispensable requirement of leadership ...

Author: J. Oswald Sanders

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802479529

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Over 1 million copies sold What every church will always need The need for talented, vigorous leaders in the church cannot be overemphasized. Such times demand active service of men and women who are guided by and devoted to Jesus Christ. With more than 1 million copies sold, Spiritual Leadership stands as a proven classic for developing such leadership. J. Oswald Sanders, a Christian leader for nearly seventy years and author of more than forty books, presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms. He illustrates his points with examples from Scripture and biographies of eminent men of God, such as Moses, Nehemiah, the apostle Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, and others. Featured topics include: The cost of leadership The responsibility of leadership Tests of leadership The qualities and criteria of leadership The art of reproducing leaders The one indispensable requirement of leadership Sanders holds that even natural leadership qualities are God-given, and their true effectiveness can only be reached when they are used to the glory of God. Let this classic be your guide for leadership, and watch how God works through you to do great things for His glory.
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Performance Is Key

This book contains skills for leaders to implement real systemic change in fulfilling the mission of every school- Excellence!

Author: Vincent F. Cotter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1475840160

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Based on the philosophy that all schools have the capacity to improve, Performance is Key provides insight into the leadership strategies. This book contains skills for leaders to implement real systemic change in fulfilling the mission of every school- Excellence!
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Leadership and Management Education and Training

Meeting or surpassing a self - imposed standard of excellence 2 . The standard of
excellence does not involve competition with others , as in the case above , but is
a self - imposed standard of high quality performance . A distinction should be ...

Author: United States. Naval Education and Training Command

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112101045042

Category: Leadership

Page: 306

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The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

How do we attract and retain high-quality teachers? This inspiring text offers a refreshing alternative to the portfolio and high-stakes accountability models of school improvement.

Author: Richard D. Sagor

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452283616

Category: Education

Page: 192

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How to bring out the best in your staff—and in yourself How do we attract and retain high-quality teachers? This text offers a refreshing alternative to the portfolio and high-stakes accountability models of school improvement. Based on the successful methods of Dealous Cox, this book describes a leadership philosophy based on the search for wisdom through personal reflection and community. The authors share their experience with this leadership style and document the sustainable results of transformational leaders working with teachers as partners rather than adversaries. These results include: Consistently improved teacher performance Improved teacher quality Greater professional satisfaction for teachers Stronger community support for schools
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Professional Counseling Excellence Through Leadership and Advocacy

"This book is intended as a resource for counseling students and educators to help incorporate leadership and advocacy training into the counseling curriculum, based on the new standards set forth by CACREP.

Author: Catherine Chang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415890724

Category: Education

Page: 404

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"This book is intended as a resource for counseling students and educators to help incorporate leadership and advocacy training into the counseling curriculum, based on the new standards set forth by CACREP. It identifies the historical context of leadership and advocacy, provides a framework from which to understand these concepts, and provides concrete examples of leadership and advocacy happening in the field today"-- Provided by publisher.
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