Titel: Leadership, Myth, & Metaphor: Finding Common Ground to Guide Effective School Change
Autor/en: Daniel Cherry, Jeffery M. Spiegel
CORWIN PR INC
Januar 2006 - kartoniert - 120 Seiten
Use the creative energy of metaphor to clarify and make your leadership vision a reality!
How do you see yourself as an educator? How would you describe yourself as a leader? Have you ever considered using metaphors to reframe your leadership practice, vision, and mission? Often, leaders stumble when asked to articulate their values, ethics and purpose. This book illustrates the significance of leadership archetypes and metaphoric reframing in understanding and facilitating organizational change.
Leadership, Myth, & Metaphor reports on the findings of a professional development study-funded by the Gates Foundation-of over 250 superintendents and principals, celebrating educators' unique individual core values while acknowledging their shared intrinsic beliefs, including:
o A commitment to a cause beyond oneself
o A devotion to an ethic of care
o A desire to improve the condition of society
o A wish to make a significant impression on student and adult lives
o A conviction to inspire others to seek their full potential
o Awareness of yourself on a personal and professional level leads to a deeper consideration of your mission as a leader and your purpose in life.
Foreword by Michael Fullan
About the Authors
Introduction: The Spirit of Leadership
1. The Touchstone: Standard Bearer and Institutional Anchor
2. The Advocate: Proponent of a Cause Beyond Oneself
3. The Parent: Everyone's Icon of Moral Leadership
4. Metaphoric Reframing: A Vehicle for Creative Leadership
5. Road Maps to Organizational Success
Finding Common Ground
Resource: ISLLC Standards
Dan Cherry is co-founder of Deconstructing the Box, a consulting group that specializes in Leadership, Organizational Change, and Technology. He most recently was the director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Leading with Technology (NHSALT) program funded through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dan is also a member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) faculty and has been recognized as an expert in improving instruction through the use of technology. As an educator, Dan has ten years experience as a classroom teacher, seven years experience as a Technology Director, and five years working at the state level for the New Hampshire Department of Education. Dan has been recognized as a Distinguished Speaker at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference and he has presented many national education conferences. After hours, Dan spends time with his 10 year-old son Aaron, his 5 year-old daughter Danielle, and his wife of 13 years Sandra. His hobbies include coaching Little League Baseball and youth basketball, playing his string bass, singing in church, community theatre, and cheering for the Buffalo Bills!
"Anything that causes administrators to be reflective about their leadership style is helpful. This book was instructive and enjoyable as it challenged readers to come up with a personal metaphor for their leadership styles."