Leaders As Communicators And Diplomats, Paperback
By Corwin Press
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A central role of any educational leader is that of an accomplished communicator - one who can relate to diverse communities, promote cooperative interaction, and unify stakeholders around the larger cause of quality education for every student. This sixth volume in the Soul of Educational Leadership series provides innovative ideas on diplomacy and practical strategies for strengthening communications skills. With contributions from top leadership figures like Paul D. Houston, John R. Hoyle, Rich Bagin, and Daniel H. Pink, this resource emphasizes the importance of clear and purposeful communication in gaining support, avoiding misunderstandings, and establishing productive community wide relationships.Individual chapters demonstrate how readers can:. Create dynamic, effective district wide communication systems. Respond to district challenges and issues. Use electronic communication tools effectively. Secure and increase funding for their schools and districts. Increase avenues for informing the public about issues that affect schools and students
This insightful book offers all school leaders a rich array of creative, thoughtful communication approaches to empower their leadership and inspire everyone who has a stake in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges.Features. Title - Leaders as Communicators and Diplomats. Authored - Paul D. Houston. Primary Author Affiliation - Center for Empowered Leadership. Other Author(s) - Alan M. Blank stein. Binding - Paperback. Pages - 160. Publication Date - 09-Mar-09. Volume Number - 6. Primary Subject Code - Leadership - CA7. Item Weight - The Soul of Educational Leadership Series9759 oz.. Copyright Year - 2009About The Authors
Paul D. Houston has established himself as one of the leading spokespersons for American education through his extensive speaking engagements, published articles, and his regular appearances on national radio and television. Formerly executive director of the American Association of School Administrators from 1994 to 2008, Houston has served as a teacher and building administrator in North Carolina and New Jersey. He has also served as assistant superintendent in Birmingham, Alabama, and as superintendent of schools in Princeton, NJ; Tucson, AZ; and Riverside, CA. Houston has served in an adjunct capacity for the University of North Carolina, Harvard University, Brigham Young University, and Princeton University. He has served as a consultant and speaker throughout the United States and overseas, and he has published more than 100 articles in professional journals. Award-winning author and visionary educational leader Alan M. Blank stein is founder and president of the HOPE Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He has worked in youth-serving organizations since 1983, including the March of Dimes, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National Educational Service (now Solution Tree), which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years. He has created award-winning publications and video staff development programs. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option®: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the 2005 Book of the Year award from Learning Forward (formerly NSDC), and has been nominated for three other national and international awards.- SKU: CRWN1820
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