LEADERSHIP

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A COLLECTION OF INSIGHTS AND ADVICE FROM COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE NATION
The Difficult Embrace of Constructive Criticism       

A prideful leader who sees the value of feedback should be ready nonetheless for a bruised ego at times.

Sometimes Influence, Not Authority, Works Best     

Leading a community while operating well short of authoritarian rule

Leadership Teams That Share Credit

Reaping benefits from collaboration and teamwork

The Central Role in Transformation

Modeling continuous improvement for the central administration

By Peering Through Windows, I Let Principals Lead

The superintendent in Brookville, Pa. on observing school operations by simply walking around and engaging

Practicing Patience When Overnight Change Doesn’t Exist

The fast-forward button does not work when a superintendent seeks large-scale change.

Executive Presence

A former superintendent and consultant on personal growth shares what it takes to get ahead, influence others and drive results

Leading Through Conflict with Three Words

Two former superintendents promote these ideas to fledgling school leaders in their university training: react, reflect, reframe.

YOUR VISION FOR YOUR DISTRICT

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion."

~ Theodore Hesburgh, President of the University of Notre Dame

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." ~ Jack Welch

Leadership Vision

"You can't be a real leader who people want to follow without vision."

By Susan M. Heathfield

Sample: A Basic Superintendent's Vision

It's always helpful to have a point-of-departure for developing your own

The Leader's Role in Culture Design and Management

By Brent Gleason

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Unpacking Vision: Three Capabilities Leaders Must Have

By Sally Blount

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What Makes a Great Superintendent?

GreatSchools.com

"A great superintendent has a clear vision for the district."

A Leader Must Have a Compelling Vision

Randy Wolken, President & CEO, MACNY

"The difference between being a leader and a manager is vision."