Leading From Below the Surface

A Non-Traditional Approach to School Leadership

Theodore B. Creighton ,

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Leading From Below the Surface: A Non-Traditional Approach to School Leadership

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"Creighton gets leaders to look further and more deeply at what is going on within an organization. He clearly demonstrates that looking ′below the surface′ at motivations, struggles, and challenges is imperative."
Pamela Flood, Assistant Professor
Florida State University

A groundbreaking model that digs deeper to uncover the root of effective leadership!Filling the gap between existing theoretical models and real-world practice, this landmark guide introduces a fresh paradigm shift that will shape the future of successful school leadership. Brimming with straightforward how-to′s and practical examples, the book draws upon the latest influential best practices of effective business management and tailors them to meet the needs of educational leaders at all levels.

Leading From Below the Surface offers a deeper exploration of the more subjective, intangible aspects of leadership to get to the real issues, moving decision making outside the confines of school boardrooms and offices and into the dynamic hallways, community centers, school kitchens, and playgrounds.

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Tools for expanding beyond data-based to evidence-based decision making for an enlightened perspective Tactics for building political capital Time management tips Reader-friendly text and real-life scenarios for practical application

Leading From Below the Surface empowers educators to take a more comprehensive approach to managing schools that can boost teacher morale, student achievement, and community perceptions for overall success.

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