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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

Aug 2000, Jossey-Bass

160 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$32.00

Description

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

"Reality-based cases and concepts worthy of reflection by all who are 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 and for those who prepare, train, or supervise them."
--Laraine Roberts, director of research and development, California School Leadership Academy

Rather than view leadership and management as opposing factions, this book shows how the two ideals can serve as complements in building powerful school culture. The authors share real-life stories and examples of school leaders who have learned to adopt a bifocal 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 of the principalship, will delight in this distinctive, playful, and insightful look at the art and craft of leading a modern-day school." (Roland S. Barth, educator and author of Improving Schools from Within)

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

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