This comprehensive resource examines lessons from the private sector, provides case studies of "star" principals, and offers reflection questions for more effective application of leadership principles.

Know Commonalities and Differences Between Public Schools and the Private Sector

Know commonalities and differences between public schools and the private sector

Our Similarities bring us to a common ground; Our Differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.

—Tom Robbins, author (1936–)

A reminder to the reader may be useful at this point. The research by Collins (2001) in his book Good to Great has been used here to consider school principals. We found many interesting overlaps between the Collins study and our study of principals. At the same time, there are parts that don't fit precisely, as was the case when we examined getting the right people on the bus, or when we endeavored to define what drives the educational engine in our application ...

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