School Leadership From A to Z: Practical Lessons from Successful Schools and Businesses

Robert D Ramsey blends practical business ideas, good practice, and commonsense ideas into lessons that all principals should find useful in their work' - Paul Young, 2002-2003 President, National Association of Elementary School Principals `Once again Robert D Ramsey, like a wise mentor, cuts to the heart of leadership. Every reader who likes new ideas, appreciates fresh perspective, and seeks core truths about leadership will include this book in his or her library and recommend it to colleagues' - Don Draayer, 1990 AASA National Superintendent of the Year This book for school officials is a hard-hitting, hands-on guide that explains what it takes to be an effective school leader in today's schools. This is accomplished by combining the best thinking from today's best schools with proven ideas taken directly from successful businesses and other public and private organizations. School Leadership from A-Z explores every aspect of school leadership from A (Attitude and Ambiguity Tolerance) to Z (Zen for School Leaders) and everything in the middle. Culled from tough business and life lessons, it is the first-ever reference handbook for educational leaders. Each section stands alone to view provocative, insider insight into critical elements of school leadership. These newfound strategies and fresh approaches is further discussed into four special bonus sections, which alone makes the book a worthwhile read for school leaders who are success-minded.