Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools
June 2012, Jossey-Bass
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How To Build Exceptional Schools With Great Leadership
"If you are a school leader, or want to beome one, Leverage Leadership is the most important book you can own. Read it and use it!" -Mark Murphy, Executive Director, Vison Network, Wilmington, DE
San Francisco, CA - Effective school leadership is not the product of innate charisma, charm, or personality. It’s how a leader uses their time, what they do and how and when they do it. In Leverage Leadership (Jossey-Bass, July 2012, ISBN: 978-1-118-13860-1, $34.95 / Paper / also available as an e-book) author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo provides a framework of seven core principles, or "levers", that teach people what effective leaders do and how to replicate their practices.
Aimed at all levels of school leadership, the book is for any principal, superintendent, or educator who wants to be a transformational leader. The book's companion DVD includes 30 video clips of top-tier leaders in action. These videos bring to life how great schools work, and supports a deeper understanding of both the components of success and provides examples of what it looks as a whole.
As Jean-Claude, CEO, Chicago Public Schools said, "This book is a groundbreaking contribution to the field of replicable school and district level leadership. Bambrick's clear, detailed blueprint will give both emergin and veteran leaders new tools for success."
Leverage Leadership dispels the myths of what makes a great leader by providing a pratical framework that is based on Bambrick's-Santoyo's ten years at North Star, one of the highest-achieving urban schools in New Jersey and winner of multiple awards. Throughout his time at North Star, the school has seen a dramatic gains in student achievement, and as most would agree, effective leadership is the key to great teaching - which ensures great learning.