Outstanding School Administrators: Their Keys to Success

By Frederick C. Wendel; Fred A. Hoke et al. | Go to book overview

SUMMARY

Administrators set the tone for interpersonal relationships within their organizations. They must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of their staff and their school's community. In addition to providing good models of rapport, administrators can foster positive interpersonal relationships by setting high expectations for others, developing plans for building good relationships among their staff members, and following through with actions that elevate esprit de corps in their units. One factor that influences the kind of relationships is the way administrators use their authority, influence, and power. Successful administrators use their positions as opportunities for enhancing the work of others, recognizing the efforts of their staff members, and motivating them to continue their productive efforts as individuals and as members of work groups, task forces, teams, and committees. Because so much is accomplished through group efforts, administrators need to know how to garner the benefits of individuals working together and to use their knowledge of group processes to increase the benefits of human resources.


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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • 1 - Educational Philosophy 1
  • Summary 43
  • References 44
  • 2 - Values 45
  • Summary 57
  • References 58
  • 3 - Visionary Leadership 60
  • Summary 68
  • References 69
  • 4 - Institutional Leadership 71
  • Summary 79
  • References 79
  • 5 - Commitment 80
  • Summary 86
  • 6 - Interpersonal Relations 87
  • Summary 107
  • References 107
  • 7 - Innovation and Quality 108
  • Summary 127
  • References 128
  • 8 - Risk Taking 130
  • 9 - Communication 138
  • Summary 155
  • References 155
  • 10 - Selection 157
  • 11 - Personal Development and Professional Organizations 165
  • References 173
  • Index 175
  • About the Authors 182
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