10 Winning Strategies for Leaders in the Classroom: A Transformational Approach
Publication Year: 2010
In 10 Winning Strategies for Leaders in the Classroom: A Transformational Approach, Bramwell Osula and Renae Ideboen present 10 proven principles for achieving success in values-based leadership for the classroom environment.
Next to the home, the classroom is perhaps the most influential and inspirational environment in the world. This book explores the capacity of the classroom for transforming individuals toward action and renewal. The authors offer a strategic approach to unlocking individual and organizational values, restoring hope to the classroom.
This practical and challenging guide to leadership success is packed with vital information, learning tips, key questions, and a host of positive ideas for on-the-go educators and leaders.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Leaning Forward!
- Chapter 2: True Grit: The Courage to Get it Right
- Chapter 3: Rein in the Rebel: Rekindling Hope
- Chapter 4: Truth or Consequences
- Chapter 5: Reducing the Hate
- Chapter 6: Bedrock or Quicksand
- Chapter 7: What You Say is What You Get
- Chapter 8: Wear it on Your Sleeve
- Chapter 9: The Value of Trust
- Chapter 10: Emotional Fortitude
- Chapter 11: Climate Control
- Chapter 12: Conclusion
Copyright © Bramwell Osula and Renae Ideboen, 2010
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
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The SAGE Team: Rekha Natarajan, Swati Sengupta and Deepti Saxena
[Page v]Dedicated to inspirational classroom leaders everywhere.Bramwell Osula
I dedicate this book to my husband John, and daughters Alyssa and Hanna.
They are my constant joy and inspiration.Renae Ideboen[Page vi]
List of Tables[Page ix]
- 5.1 My Beginning Grudge Plan 68
- 6.1 Key Questions 73
- 6.2 Developing My Goals 80
- 6.3 My Daily Action Plan 82
- 9.1 Two Views of Trust 115
- 9.2 Communication and Trust 116
- 9.3 Overcoming Poor Communication and Negativity 118
- 9.4 The Pull and Push of Transformation 119
- 9.5 Linking Trust and Respect 122
- 9.6 Resolving Our Issues 124
- 11.1 Harvesting Belonging and Respect—4 Steps 148
- 12.1 Key Strategies 163
List of Figures
This book would not have been possible without the patience, dedication, and support of family members, friends, colleagues, and associates. To name each of these would be a monumental task, and some would be inevitably left out. None of these people are responsible for the ideas expressed in this book or any errors that may be found. These remain entirely with the authors.[Page xii]
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About the Authors[Page 175]
Bramwell Osula is Assistant Professor at School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneur-ship, Regent University, Virginia, USA. He is also an applied human services practitioner with a wealth of experience that cuts across the arenas of leadership education, training, community development, and consultant management.
Dr Osula holds a PhD in Sociology and is an avid student of cultural institutions, human dynamics, and popular culture. His particular approach builds on real-life situations and needs, current knowledge, a variety of theoretical and methodological “standards,” and cross-cultural thinking. His teaching, research, and consulting practice is considerable, as is his international expertise—resulting from living explorations in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Dr Osula is active in a variety of leadership and other programs as a professor, consultant, trainer, and mentor. He is a frequent participant in and organizer of training workshops and professional development seminars. His interests include: leadership development, organizational diagnosis, consulting theory and practice, ethics, coaching, global leadership, cross-cultural analyses, security, and public policy.
Prior to joining the faculty at Regent University, Virginia, USA, Dr Osula served as Director of Business Development for an IT consulting firm (Cognizant Technology Solutions). He was also an adjunct faculty member at the College of Saint Elizabeth, New Jersey, and The City University of New York (College of Staten Island). He is the Editor of the Journal of Practical Consulting and member of the Editorial Board of the African Journal of Marketing Management (AJMM).
Rvenae Ideboen is an educator and leadership consultant. She currently teaches and writes curriculum based on the developing principles of transformational leadership and strategic communication. She is an instructor at Judson University, Elgin, USA, and a conference speaker.