Grow yourself in order to grow your team. Do you spend your days managing others only to find you’re still putting out fire after fire? What if there was a better way to get things done? There is—leadership coaching is disrupting the scattered management era of education in all the right ways. Get the tools and strategies needed to transform how you think about school supervision that builds capacity, leadership, and learning. This book will help you:  • Learn to use neuroscience research productively  • Expand your use of communication skills  • Understand examples of leaders implementing coach–like behaviors into everyday practice to produce results  • Learn specific approaches to supervise and coach for growth  • Approach difficult conversations that impact thinking and change with confidence At the crux of coaching culture is mindset—this book will teach you how to cultivate a growth mindset and strong emotional intelligence as you coach and grow capacity in others. “RESULTS Coaching Next Steps invites leaders to function as coaches and clearly teaches them how to coach. It is truly transformational for those unfamiliar with coach leadership and for veteran coaches alike. This book transformed me as a school principal and continues to serve as a fundamental resource in training school leaders. It is without a doubt my top recommendation to anyone who asks how to learn coach-leader skills.” —Dr. Hank Staggs, ACC, Director Governors Academy for School Leadership, Tennessee “Finally! Another must–have for my professional library! RESULTS Coaching Next Steps speaks to education leaders who continue to focus on being a coach leader, no matter what their title or position. The book drives novice and experienced coaches to reconnect to the essentials and renews your commitment to never interact the same way again.” —Kim Richardson ACC Teacher Development Coordinator, Hampton City Schools

Leading With the Brain in Mind

Leading With the Brain in Mind

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.


In this chapter, we offer convincing reasons why successful leaders of today know and use key findings about the brain to better lead themselves and others to extraordinary results. We explain important facts about the workings of the brain and show practical ways to put the knowledge into specific leadership actions. We describe how leading is a matter of the head and the heart and emphasize the importance of creating a culture of respect, where working with emotions is a given rather than a rarity. We provide examples throughout the chapter and invite you to engage in practice so that you are ready ...

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