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The Leadership Paradox: Balancing Logic and Artistry in Schools

The Leadership Paradox: Balancing Logic and Artistry in Schools

Terrence E. Deal, Kent D. Peterson

ISBN: 978-0-787-95541-0 August 2000 Jossey-Bass 160 Pages

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"A distinctive, playful, and insightful look at the art and craftof leading a modern-day school."
--Roland S. Barth, educator and author of Improving Schools fromWithin

"Reality-based cases and concepts worthy of reflection by all whoare interested in improving school leadership.''
--Linton Deck, director of education and nonprofit applications,Center for Creative Leadership

"Required reading for those who are or aspire to be principals andfor those who prepare, train, or supervise them."
--Laraine Roberts, director of research and development, CaliforniaSchool Leadership Academy

Rather than view leadership and management as opposing factions,this book shows how the two ideals can serve as complements inbuilding powerful school culture. The authors share real-lifestories and examples of school leaders who have learned to adopt abifocal approach and integrate the contradictions of their work.
Introduction: A Fence That Divides.

The Technician and the Artist.

The Bifocal Principal.

Harmonizing the Calendar.

The Balanced School.

Getting There.

Epilogue.

Notes.

Index.
"School leaders, as well as aspiring principals and observers ofthe principalship, will delight in this distinctive, playful, andinsightful look at the art and craft of leading a modern-dayschool." (Roland S. Barth, educator and author of Improving Schoolsfrom Within)

"The Leadership Paradox is a book for principals, principals-to-be,and other practitioners. It provides reality-based cases andconcepts worthy of reflection by all who are interested inimproving school leadership.'' (Linton Deck, director of educationand nonprofit applications, Center for Creative Leadership)

"The Leadership Paradox pushes our understanding of the complexityof the principal's work to new levels. It should be requiredreading for those who are or aspire to be principals and for thosewho prepare, train, or supervise them." (Laraine Roberts, directorof research and development, California School Leadership Academy)