Hunting Season: A Field Guide to Finding the Right International School Leader | teachwatts

International Leaders

Hunting Season: A Field Guide to Finding the Right International School Leader As recruiting season is around the corner for international schools and job continue to be posted on TieOnline, I find myself wondering what higher education could be doing to better prepare our school leaders for the challenges they will face while working overseas. […]

Should principals stop visiting classrooms?

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Principals are  above all supposed to be “instructional leaders” but exactly what that means — or how to be effective in that role —  isn’t entirely clear. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham looks at the research on what makes for an effective instructional leader in the post below. Willingham is a professor and director of graduate […]

What Makes an Authentic Leader?

December 14, 2013 · Mindfulness | Leadership

We listen to someone on stage. The message resonates yet we wonder if this person is really authentic. We listen to an interview and the conversation seems authentic. Yet we wonder if a similar tenor of exchange happens in the privacy of their home or office. We call individuals to be an authentic leader yet […]

Characteristics of a Good Leader [Infographic] – Business 2 Community

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Effective leadership is paramount for any organization in today’s world.  As innovation and connectivity make the world more competitive than ever, leadership can be the determining factor in which organizations make it, and which don’t.  Good leadership can make or break an organization no matter what industry you’re in.  If a leader is lacking more than one of any […]

Are You a Leader or Manager? | Connected Principals

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Most school districts claim to want to move from good to great, become world class, become a 21st century district, or fill in the slogan blank.  Getting past the cliches (and the fact that we’re 14 years into the 21st century already), effective implementation of these transformations/progressions requires progressive thinking and leadership.  Doing things the […]

Five Traits of a Good Educational Leader | Concordia University – Portland online

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There are several traits educators should strive for to become good leaders. Just like administrators, teachers need to set a good example and, although they are not the leader of the school, they are the leader of the classroom, and this is a very important role. The following are five of the most important characteristics […]

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day – Forbes

Leaders

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time.  For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.   Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure.  The process of making these decisions comes from […]

A Lesson Learned About School Leadership – Global Learning

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By Anthony Jackson on March 7, 2013 5:51 AM The latest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher focused on the challenges of school leadership. The opinion data shows that job satisfaction among principals and other leaders is at a 25-year low. Most of the dissatisfaction is attributed to outside pressures. Academically speaking, one of those […]

Top 5 Characteristics of a Leader

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Author: Jessica Hurford Job hunting these days can be frustrating: countless hours spent online searching for job openings, formatting and re-formatting your resume, followed by endless interviews. If you’re looking for a career in a management position you must be prepared to show that you possess certain traits deemed important for those in a leadership […]

What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care?

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by Michael Watkins  |   2:00 PM May 15, 2013 If you want to provoke a vigorous debate, start a conversation on organizational culture. While there is universal agreement that (1) it exists, and (2) that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational culture actually is, never […]

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