From Leading to Succeeding

From Leading to Succeeding

The Seven Elements of Effective Leadership in Education

By: Douglas Reeves

Utilizing the elements of effective leadership—purpose, trust, focus, leverage, feedback, change, and sustainability—education leaders can overcome any challenge.

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From Leading to Succeeding

Utilizing the crucial elements of effective leadership—purpose, trust, focus, leverage, feedback, change, and sustainability—education leaders can overcome the many challenges they face in their profession and learn the skills and characteristics they need to succeed. This book synthesizes research from 21st century sources and confronts prevalent leadership myths, while offering guidance on best leadership practices.

  • Learn about the seven elements of leadership and why they are important.
  • Study the best research available on leadership, coming from diverse research methods and perspectives.
  • Gain guidance on how to tell the difference between best and worst practices in leadership.
  • Examine elements to assess whether an organization is ready for change.
  • Explore a model for reflecting on, self-assessing, and synthesizing leadership experiences and research on effective leadership.

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Product Code: BKF649

ISBN: 9781936763917

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 136

“Douglas Reeves delivers a straightforward, clear, insightful analysis that captures the essence of school leadership in the United States, but this is a valuable guide for school leaders in any country. I cant wait to share it with the leaders I work with in Africa, India, and South America.”

Paula A. Cordeiro, Dammeyer Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership and Education, University of San Diego, California

“Purpose, trust, focus, leverage, feedback, change, and sustainability are all words education leaders know to be important aspects of our job descriptions, but Douglas Reeves puts them into a very real and practical context. Moreover, he shows how and why we must embrace these pillars in our daily lives to effect change and make a demonstrable difference in students’ lives.”

Alan Tenreiro, 2016 National Principal of the Year, Cumberland High School, Rhode Island

“In From Leading to Succeeding, author Douglas Reeves encourages education leaders to consider the key elements needed to provide a strong foundation in leading an organization by offering insights in an engaging, helpful, and thought-provoking manner.”

William Sterrett, author of Igniting Teacher Leadership

“Once again, Douglas Reeves uses his expertise in research and practice to provide education leaders with evidence-based strategies for maintaining the seven classic elements of successful leadership: purpose, trust, focus, leverage, feedback, change, and sustainability. When used effectively, these strategies lead to authentic student learning outcomes, which can be leveraged through all levels of administration and staff.”

S. Dallas Dance, PhD, superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland

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