Swimming in the Deep End

Swimming in the Deep End

Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives

By: Jennifer Abrams

Cultivate the foundational leadership skills you need to enact effective organizational change for school improvement. Utilize the four explored skills to strategically plan school initiatives, have critical conversations, respond to resistance, and manage yourself through change and resistance.

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Swimming in the Deep End

Acquire the knowledge and resources necessary to achieve true success as a leader and enact strategic change. In Swimming in the Deep End, author Jennifer Abrams dives deep into the four foundational skills required of effective leadership: (1) thinking before speaking, (2) preempting resistance, (3) responding to resistance, and (4) managing oneself through change and resistance. Throughout the book, readers receive ample guidance for building these vital skills and leading school initiatives that face 21st century challenges head-on.

Develop the educational leadership skills needed to create real change in your school:

  • Gain an understanding of the most pressing issues facing schools today, learn why they must be faced, and consider your implementation plan.
  • Enhance your leadership and change-management abilities by mastering the four foundational skills.
  • Learn how to utilize your new mastery of the foundational skills to have critical conversations, resolve conflict, respond to resistance, and manage yourself through change and resistance.
  • Utilize an online appendix of quotes as a source of inspiration and motivation in guiding effective organizational change.
  • Access a comprehensive self-assessment designed to assist you in your growth as a leader.

Related Topics

Leadership School Improvement

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF830

ISBN: 9781947604018

Published By: Solution Tree

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