Keys to School Leadership reviews the core concepts that are fundamental to leadership success today. The book works because it comes from a principal and an academic whose dual perspectives inform and underpin this practical, highly accessible guide. Each chapter contains sections that scaffold the developing themes. Moving from leadership to influence, from individual to team, from classroom to school, and beyond, Keys to School Leadership embeds a critically reflective mindset not just for principals, but for all school-based people who lead or who aspire to lead.
1.Administration, leadership and influence -- From administration to leadership -- Beyond leadership to influence -- 2.Tasks, goals and achievement -- From tasks to goals -- Beyond goals to achievement -- 3.Maintenance, improvement and alignment -- From maintenance to improvement -- Beyond improvement to alignment -- 4.Individuals, teams and partnerships -- From individual to team -- Beyond team to partnership -- 5.Delegation, negotiation and collaboration -- From delegation to negotiation -- Beyond negotiation to collaboration -- 6.The classroom, the school and the world -- From the classroom to the school -- Beyond the school to the world -- 7.Dependency, empowerment and succession -- From dependency to empowerment -- Beyond empowerment to succession -- 8.Roles, relationships and community -- From role to relationship -- Beyond relationship to community -- 9.Certainty, uncertainty and coherence -- From certainty to uncertainty -- Beyond uncertainty to coherence -- 10.The top, the centre and the heart and soul -- From the top to the centre -- Beyond the centre to the heart and soul -- 11.The critically reflective leader.