Individual Schools, Unique Solutions: Tailoring Management Techniques for School Leadership

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Index

a
accountability 165 -6
alignment 81 ;
dimensions of 84 -8;
and external environment 86 ;
individuals/effective relationships 148 -9;
leadership 86 ;
management processes 87 ;
monitoring/evaluating 87 ;
school values/culture 86 -7;
school's ecosystem 86 ;
and self-organisation 67 ;
staff profile 88 ;
stakeholders 88 ;
task of the school 87
anxiety 124
Argyris, C. and Schön, D. 11 , 143
Atkinson, T. 12 , 37 ;
and Claxton, G. 12 , 180
attractors 44 , 98 - 100 ;
as conversational themes 122 -3;
strange 116 , 159 , 160

b
Bak, P. and Chen, K. 70
Beldene school 52 ;
antecedent conditions 52 -3;
events at 62 ;
new head/onset of chaos 53 -7;
newstability in change 60 -1;
self-organisation 57 - 60
Bell, L. 39
Bennis, W. et al82
Berne, E. 143
Birren, J.E. and Fisher, L.M. 13
Blake, R. and Mouton, J. 66
Bohm, D. 133
Boisot, M.H. 182
Bolman, L. and Deal, T.E. 178
Bush, T. and Coleman, M. 39
Butcher, D. et al5 , 178 , 179

c
Capra, F. 20 , 30 , 80 , 92 , 105 , 125
Carroll, J.B. 178
chaos, butterfly effect 56 ;
and conversation 123 ;
culture and
competence clash 16 - 17 , 63 -4, 66 -7;
onset of 53 -5;
reasons for 55 -6
Chuang Tzu 4
Cilliers, P. 31 , 53 , 78 , 112
Claxton, G. 4 , 170 , 180 , 182
coaching 156 -7
cognitive behaviour 4 - 6 , 183 ;
flexibility/complexity 179 -80;
handling interrelatedness 173 -4;
importance of abilities 168 -9;
livingwith paradox/ambiguity 172 -3;
mental models 178 -9;
problem solving/reflection 169 -70;
summary 177 -8;
understanding people 174 -6;
understanding role complexity 170 -2;
using intuition 180 -2;
visionaryability/strategic thinking 176 -7
Cohen, J. and Stewart, I. 180
coherence 80 ,
aligned individuals/effective relationships 148 -9;
alignment 81 ;
assessing 82 -4;
complexity theory 80 -1;
constant search for 151 ;
dimensions of alignment 84 -8;
internal 80 ;
laser theory 80 ;
and leadership 81 -2;
school 150 -1;
and self-organisation 81
communities of practice 79 , 163 -5
complexity 29 - 30 , 41 , 183 ;
and coherence 80 -1;
complex adaptive systems 30 , 31 , 90 ;
and creativity 105 ;
dissipative structures 32 -3;
emergence 31 -2;
feedback loops 41 -6;
lessons of 155 -6;
quantum theory 30 -1
configurations, 73 ;
external context 76 -7;
internal context 73 -5;
leadership 76 ;
task 75 -6;
unique 77 - 80

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures and Tables vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - In the Mind 3
  • Chapter 2 - The Illusion of Rationality 16
  • Chapter 3 - The Illusion of Control 34
  • Chapter 4 - Chaos and Emergence 52
  • Chapter 5 - The Art of Juggling 71
  • Chapter 6 - The Art of Steering 90
  • Chapter 7 - Be a Paradoxical Leader 103
  • Chapter 8 - Cultivate Effective Relationships 120
  • Chapter 9 - Develop Sustainable Strategic Fitness 137
  • Chapter 10 - Manage for Creativity 155
  • Chapter 11 - Value Your Intuition 168
  • Appendix 185
  • Bibliography 187
  • Index 193
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