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Six Steps to a Strong School Culture

A Leadership Cycle for Educational Success

By: Samuel Nix

This book introduces more than just a framework for principals. The six steps of the leadership cycle empower leaders to transform their thinking, shift their mindset from reactive firefighting to proactive planning and action, and develop a future-oriented vision for academic achievement and student success.

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A six-step leadership cycle for principals

Uncover award-winning educator Samuel Nix’s field-tested leadership cycle in six steps, designed with practical strategies and abundant insight from years of extensive work in educational administration. School leaders and principals can use this resource to become leaders of learning and establish a school culture of accountability and student improvement. Learn how each step applies to every strategic-planning and decision-making scenario.

K–12 leaders can use this book to:

  • Learn the six steps of the leadership cycle and how to apply them
  • Understand the role of reward and recognition in staff loyalty and retention
  • Welcome feedback and create open dialogue about their goals for the school
  • Monitor and measure their progress and make adjustments as necessary
  • Establish a culture of accountability and empowerment

Related Topics

LeadershipSchool CultureSchool Improvement

Additional Information

Product Code: BKG188, EKF732

ISBN: 9781960574527

Published By: Solution Tree

“Nix presents an engaging and realistic approach that can help anyone in the field of education ensure the learners in our schools are actually learning. I was challenged and encouraged while reading his book, and I finished excited and inspired to find new ways to help our learners.”

Jennifer Fuller, coordinator of leadership development, Arlington Independent School District, Texas

“For all current and future educational leaders who want to ensure educational success but need a blueprint to accomplish their desired results, this book is a must-have!”

Ronald R. Pugh, principal, Trinity High School, Texas

“If you want to understand how to maximize your leadership to spark change and increase results in school systems, this book is a must-read. Nix does a masterful job establishing a leadership process packed with practical tools and examples.”

Marc Smith, superintendent, Fort Bend Independent School District, Texas

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