Leading for Results
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By Dennis Sparks
Lead for change by creating learning in your school! If you are ready for a change in your school this book will help you focus on results and develop powerful thoughts, words, and actions geared toward reaching your goals. By investigating theories found in education, leadership, and philosophy, you’ll learn to create useable strategies for your school by engaging in next-action thinking.
Leading for Results consists of 26 short, interactive essays to aid leaders in reflecting on change and committing to action. Dennis Sparks, Executive Director of the National Staff Development Council, shows how school leaders can be accountable and achieve meaningful results for schools, districts, and their personal lives. Incorporating cutting-edge theories about improving the quality of leadership, teaching, and student learning, you’ll turn ideas into action by:
- Examining your assumptions and producing results-oriented thoughts, words, and actions
- Deepening your understanding of important issues related to the interpersonal challenges of change
- Engaging in next-action thinking and applying what you’ve learned
- The ability to lead for change is within you. Begin by changing yourself, then engage with others to improve teaching and learning in your school or school system.