Time for Change

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Four Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders

By: Anthony Muhammad, Luis F. Cruz

Discover how to develop and strengthen the four essential skills of effective educational leaders. Inspire a shared vision of strategic change and overcome resistance through strong communication, trust building, empowerment of those you lead, and a focus on results.

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Educational leadership development for change management

Authors Luis F. Cruz and Anthony Muhammad share how Time for Change will help you overcome challenges and successfully lead change initiatives in your school or district.

Transformational leaders have four distinctive skills: strong communication, the ability to build trust, the ability to increase the skills of those they lead, and a results orientation. Time for Change offers powerful guidance for those seeking to develop and strengthen the educational leadership skills needed for change management and overcoming resistance to change. Throughout this authoritative guide, Anthony Muhammad and Luis F. Cruz share concrete tools and strategies that will prepare you to lead your school toward lasting, meaningful, and strategic change.

Use this educational leadership book to inspire a shared vision and help in overcoming resistance to change:

  • Develop an understanding of educational leadership and change management as skills that can be practiced and improved.
  • Consider three questions of transformational leadership—Why? Who? How?—and then Do!
  • Learn about the technical and cultural dimensions of change and the ways in which both must be addressed.
  • Understand the reasons behind resistance to change and how to manage it through effective leadership.
  • Synthesize your skills as a school leader and utilize them to effect strategic change.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF683

ISBN: 9781942496151

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 152

“Muhammad and Cruz offer a seminal book that not only inspires leaders to take action but also advances the strategies and approaches necessary to achieve transformational outcomes. A must-read book for any current or aspiring educational leader.”

Wade Smith, superintendent, Walla Walla Public Schools, Washington

“Anthony Muhammad and Luis Cruz demonstrate that too many leaders have substituted planning and processes for results, leaving their teams exhausted and cynical. They provide a constructive alternative with their four-component model of systemic change, demonstrating that functional investment alone is insufficient without the cognitive and emotional investments necessary to make change happen. Authentic and compelling, this book will stimulate the challenging conversations that every leadership team must have. Leaders at every level will benefit from the insights and practical ideas in these pages.”

Douglas Reeves, educational consultant and author; founder, Creative Leadership Solutions

“Occasionally, a book comes along that merges both theory and practice. Muhammad and Cruz’s Time for Change: Four Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders is such a book. They combine decades of leadership and change theory with the practical experience that comes from their own highly successful track record in leading both structural and cultural change in their own school settings. The authors not only know and share the research, but each has struggled with the complexities and challenges of school improvement. The result is a highly practical and readable research-based guide for anyone seeking to embark on the school improvement journey.”

Robert Eaker, educational consultant and author

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  • It is indeed TIME FOR CHANGE! - this is the book that will lead the work in doing that starting RIGHT NOW!

    School and district leaders are expected to do more and more with less and less as their responsibility lists continue to grow as their resources dwindle. Too often they do not have practical tools or effective training that they can use immediately as they face the increase in daily challenges. Well, now they do have the perfect solution to this problem.

    This insightful and powerful book by the incredibly gifted and talented Muhammed and Cruz team is a must read for any leader who is committed to effective and powerful change and better communication in their school and district.

    If you are a leader and you only have time to read one book - this is the only book you need to read.

    By reading this book and applying the balanced and practical systems and knowledge, while using the scenarios to inspire reflection on common yet difficult educational problems, you will have no choice but to see effective growth and change in your teams and in your classrooms.

    Dr. Muhammed and Dr. Cruz challenge the status quo and fight against mediocrity in our schools with their powerful insight into what effective leaders can do by implementing easy to use proven strategies. They unleash a plethora or resources that will change how leaders lead for systemic and long lasting change.

    Be the leader that will not only inspire and motivate your teams but will guide and facilitate effective change at the site level in a way that has never been seen before.


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