This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition, and is even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting.



Do Schoolteachers Need to Learn Management?

Are good managers born, not trained? Does management come naturally to us? Before answering these questions, you may find it useful to complete the following brief questionnaire. Answer each question in turn, without hesitating too long, and without reading ahead.

Management Principles Questionnaire

Award a grade of 0 (totally disagree) to 4 (totally agree) to indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the statements that follow. Please do not look at Questions 6–10 until you have answered Questions 1–5.

  • One should ignore certain faults in the work of subordinates in order not to discourage them.

  • I spend too much time sorting out problems that my subordinates ought to be able to deal with.

  • I try ...
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