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Resilient School Leaders: Strategies for Turning Adversity into Achievement
Jerry L. Patterson and Paul Kelleher
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About This Book
Resilient School Leaders answers a fundamental question: “How can leaders move ahead in the face of adversity?” Every education leader faces difficult situations and seemingly impossible odds. Where do they find the confidence and energy to keep working for what they believe in, despite setbacks and opposition?
Drawing on current research in a variety of disciplines, including performance psychology, physiology, and education, Jerry L. Patterson and Paul Kelleher first outline the three sources of resilience capacity: personal values, efficacy, and energy. Then they share the personal insights of 25 highly regarded educational leaders, including Gene Carter, Roland Barth, and Michael Fullan. These insights illustrate how leaders can increase their own resilience.
Patterson and Kelleher, lifelong educators themselves, distill their research into the six strengths that enable resilient leaders to powerfully influence organizational culture:
Premised on a belief in hope and optimism in the face of life’s storms, Resilient School Leaders offers a reliable road map for navigating through the modern-day challenges in our schools. You’ll come away from this book with renewed confidence in your ability to achieve your goals, no matter what obstacles you encounter along the way.
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JERRY L. PATTERSON is a professor of leadership studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In his more than 30 years of experience as an educator, he has served as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, elementary school principal, and high school teacher. Patterson has authored seven nationally recognized books, including two published by ASCD, Productive School Systems for a Nonrational World (1986) and Leadership for Tomorrow's Schools (1993).
PAUL KELLEHER serves as the Norine R. Murchison Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Education at Trinity University. In his 35-year career in public education, Kelleher served as a superintendent, high school and middle school principal, assistant principal, and teacher.
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