The Transition into Leadership

For a number of educators the step into leadership is a logical one. They are excellent practitioners and it seems reasonable that a great leader of children will be a natural leader of a school. However, this is not always the case as the demands of school leaders are great, and without adequate training, people can become burned-out and lost to education.

Not all leaders are born with the skills to lead. Many develop their skills through years of study and observation. There are countless resources available to aspiring leaders. Here are a few books and online resources I would recommend. This is not an exhaustive list, but a wonderful starting point. If you would like other suggestions please email me.

Good to Great
Improving Schools from Within
Leading Change in Your School
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Art of School Leadership