The indispensable leadership companion—updated and more relevant than ever! Part leadership manual, part short novel, this unique best-seller uses dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how the simple act of viewing a problem through different lenses—political, human resources, structural, or symbolic—can reveal better options and solutions. Featuring reflective questions and solid strategies for meeting real-life challenges, the third edition also includes:  • New views on building morale in the age of #MeToo  • Revamped discussion of mandates, standards and rubrics  • Celebration of educators as skilled professionals  • Expanded conversations about hope, faith, and parental involvement  • Sometimes all it takes to solve a problem is reframe it with wise advice from a trusted mentor. In this one-of-a-kind leadership resource, you�ll find both.

It’s All About Values and Beliefs

It’s All About Values and Beliefs

It was the most sacred item on Jaime Rodriguez’s calendar. Breakfast on Wednesdays with Brenda Connors. As their relationship deepened, both had come to cherish their two-person support group. It served as vital shared nourishment for both mind and spirit. Over time, they delved ever more deeply into issues that principals often recognize but rarely voice. On a particular Wednesday in February, only a few weeks after the successful retreat, Rodriguez wanted to talk more about values and their relation to leadership. He had grown up in a family that put a strong emphasis on bedrock principles. His parents always seemed to have clear answers to every question of right and wrong. Now ...

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