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Contents List of Figures and Tables Foreword Marge Hobbs Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. We Know What to Do, So Why Do We Fail? The ?Good to Great? Research Project The ?Level 5 Executive? The ?Level 5 School Executive? The Ability to Build Relationships Leadership Characteristics of Level 5 Executives Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility Compelling Modesty Ambition for the Success of the Company Unwavering Resolve to Do What Must Be Done Leadership Behaviors of Level 5 Executives First Who . . . Then What Confront the Brutal Facts The Hedgehog Concept Culture of Discipline Two Behaviors Identified in the Collins Study But Not Applied Specifically to Principals in Our Study Technology Accelerators Flywheel Versus the Doom Loop Building Relationships: A Unique Behavior of Great School Executives The School Principals in Our Study The Leadership Qualities Exhibited Reflection 2. First, Build Relationships A Different Behavior From Those of the Level 5 Executive Mr. Bond and Field Elementary School Mr. Bond Other Highly Successful Principals and Building Relationships Comparison Principals and Building Relationships Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Build Strong Professional Relationships in a School 3. Exercise Your Professional Will, But Stay Humble Issues With Identifying Personal Humility in School Principals Nature of the Interview Questions Shortcomings of Interview Data Personality Differences Personal Humility: The Evidence Differs Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility From the Perspective of a Leader Who Is Shy and Self-Effacing Mr. Focus Mr. Bond Mr. Unpretentious Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility From the Perspective of a Leader Who Is Unreserved and Enthusiastic Ms. Persevere Ms. Aspiration Ms. Discipline Comparison Principals and Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Acquire and Exhibit a Duality of Professional Will and Personal Humility 4. Credit Others; Accept the Blame Additional Data for Compelling Modesty Evidence for Sustainability of Greatness Difficulty in Collecting Evidence for Compelling Modesty Mr. Unpretentious and Bay View Elementary School Mr. Unpretentious Other Highly Successful Principals Exhibit Compelling Modesty Comparison Principals and Compelling Modesty Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Acquire and Exhibit Compelling Modesty 5. Be Ambitious First for the School?s Success Ambition for the Success of the School Is Key Ms. Aspiration and Mission Elementary School Ms. Aspiration Other Highly Successful Principals Exhibit Ambition for the Success of the Organization Comparison Principals and Ambition for the Success of the Organization Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Exercise Their Ambition for the Success of the School 6. Resolve to Do What Needs Doing . . . Then Do It! Application of Unwavering Resolve to Schools Ms. Persevere and Mountain High Elementary School Ms. Persevere Comparison Principals? Resolve Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Exert Unwavering Resolve 7. Get the Right People on the Bus School Leaders? Difficulties in Getting the Right People A School Example of Getting the Right People Highly Successful Principals and ?First Who, Then What? Ms. Focus Ms. Aspiration Ms. Discipline Comparison Principals and ?First Who, Then What? Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Get the Right People 8. Confront the Brutal Facts Schools Face Challenges Brutal Facts Tackled by the Principals in Our Study Highly Successful Principals Confront the Brutal Facts Mr. Bond Confronts Teacher Isolation and Lack of Teamwork Mr. Focus Confronts Poor Student Performance Ms. Persevere Confronts Stagnating Classroom Instruction Ms. Aspiration Confronts Difficult Staff Members Comparison Principals and Confronting the Brutal Facts Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Confront the Brutal Facts 9. Know What Drives Your Educational Engine; Be Passionate About It Academics Take Issue Our Term: Educational Engine Mr. Focus and Pines Elementary School Mr. Focus Know What You Are Best At Know What Drives Your Educational Engine Be Passionate About It Other Highly Successful Principals and the Hedgehog Concept Comparison Principals and the Hedgehog Concept Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Promote the Hedgehog Concept 10. Build a Culture of Discipline The Concept Is Not New Highly Successful Principals and a Culture of Discipline Ms. Discipline and Eagle Elementary School Ms. Discipline Surround Yourself With Self-Disciplined People Who Are Willing to Go to Extreme Lengths to Fulfill Their Responsibilities Build a Culture Around the Idea of Freedom and Responsibility Don?t Confuse a Culture of Discipline With a Tyrannical Disciplinarian Adhere With Great Consistency to the Hedgehog Concept Other Highly Successful Principals and Their Staffs Exhibit a Culture of Discipline Comparison Principals and Culture of Discipline Reflection Suggestions for Principals Who Wish to Promote a Culture of Discipline 11. Know the Commonalities and Differences Between Schools and Private Sector Companies Disparities Between Schools and the Private Sector A Student Is Not a Product Different Purposes Distinctions in Authority Contrary Approaches for Determining Success What We Have Learned From the Research on Leadership Germane to Both the School and the Private Sector Displaying and Building Trust Highly Successful Principals and Displaying and Building Trust Participative Governance and Professional Learning Communities Participative Governance Professional Learning Communities Management by Wandering Around Highly Successful Principals and Management by Wandering Around Reflection 12. Support Research-Based Principal Preparation The ISLLC Standards The Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) In Search of Excellence Beware of Business Norms Administrator Preparation Program Reform ISLLC Standards and Social Justice Reforming Preparation Programs for Ed Leadership Fixing Our School Leadership Programs Pedagogy Preparation Program Curriculum A Final Comment Reflection Appendix A: Research Methodology Appendix B: Interview Participant Selection Appendix C: Principal Interview Questions and Demographic Questionnaire References Suggested Readings Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
School principals -- United States.
Educational leadership -- United States.
School management and administration -- United States.