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Incorporating the 10 Dimensions of Leadership, this field-tested resource is based on research, theory, and best practices in leadership, organizational effectiveness, and personnel evaluation. The author, a national expert on educational leadership and accountability, focuses on three critical concepts of leadership: the dramatic impact of leadership on student achievement, equity, and staff morale; the role of both personal predispositions and acquired knowledge skills on effectiveness; and how evaluation can be used to improve performance instead of merely rendering an assessment.

Creating an Improved Leadership Evaluation System
Creating an improved leadership evaluation system

We expect too much of leaders. In fact, our expectations are frequently impossible because success in one area may lead to a lack of success in another. For example, we expect leaders to create and maintain a positive climate within the organization, and this positive climate should be reflected in a staff that is cheerful, committed, positive, and enthusiastic. This general characteristic of staff satisfaction should be reflected in other indicators, such as low employee turnover and the absence of employee complaints or union grievances. At the same time, we expect the leader to implement new and challenging initiatives, ...

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