Essential School Leadership 1

Essential School Leadership


Lesson 1: An Overview of Essential School Leadership

Keith Nix provides an overview of six essential qualities and elements of effective school leadership.

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Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

Independent School Management

Harvard Business School Essentials on Leadership (First Chapter on Emotional Intelligence)

Outline of Session
Discussion Questions
  • What is the vision of your school?
  • Which of the recommended resources from this overview will help you to grow in one of the areas addressed in this overview?
  • What will the culture of your school be like?
  • How might you develop a good relationship with the board? How might you lead the board up?
  • Why should a head of school commit to learning how a school runs financially?

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