'This wide-ranging and thought-provoking book provides an
alternative approach to personal and professional leadership
development. Although directed at headteachers, it has much to say
to all staff irrespective of whether they are in formal positions
Given the increased attention to professional development, this
is a timely publication, and will cause those who read it reflect
as well as providing a wealth of approaches and ideas which can be
used in their school' - "Colin Parker, Headteacher of King Edward
VI Aston School, Managing Schools Today
This is an exceptionally good book that clearly brings together
the author's experience as a headteacher and academic. Harry
Tomlinson is an educationalist with deep insights into the personal
development dimension of leadership. This is not your standard
leadership book; instead it is a unique set of ideas, concepts and
observations that comprehensively covers 'the how' of building
leadership abilities.With twenty chapters, this is a significant
resource for practitioners, leadership developers and academics' -
"Professor Brent Davies, International Journal Educational
This is undeniably, a terrifically rich and well-researched text
which could be the starting point for a variety of personal
development journeys. It has enormous value in asserting the
importance of personal growth as the foundation for professional
development' - "Times Education Supplement
This book will undoubtedly help school leaders and potential
leaders acquire a basic understanding of the essential elements in
understanding themselves and others in the professional context' -
"Times Educational Supplement
There are many books about professional development for leaders
in schools and teachers, particularly in the context of performance
management. Though this book takes account of these, the focus is
initially very much on personal development through
self-understanding and self-management, because this has to be the
basis for profound professional development.
This book provides an alternative approach to personal and
professional leadership development. For the first time this wide
range of topics has been covered in a book on educational
leadership. Practical activities are included to encourage the
learning process. The first part of the book looks at the
individual and the personal learning, development of emotional
intelligence and modeling excellence which provide the basis for
professional development. In the middle chapters the author focuses
on the interpersonal and team development processes such as career
management, coaching and decision making. The concluding chapters
explore issues at the school level but always concentrating on the
individual leadership development required. These include major
current concerns such as knowledge management, the learning
organization and the work-life balance. The author reaches out to
include evidence from beyond the world of schools and education in
order to enhance understanding.
This book provides an in-depth resource and a learning
opportunity for all those concerned with educational
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