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Bounce Forward
The Extraordinary Resilience of Leadership



© 2018 | 202 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE

Turn adversity from fearsome foe to welcome friend.

Ordinary resilience is not enough to inspire teams to greatness. Effective leaders must welcome adversity and harness it for positive change that creates results and makes life and work more joyful.

Follow stories of successful educators to discover how to harness the power of leadership resiliency in education. Find out why it matters and how you can be a catalyst for bouncing forward in your own environment. Drawing on the latest research from organizational psychology and her experiences as a transformational leadership coach, Elle Allison Napolitano helps readers by:

  • Defining leadership resiliency
  • Explaining how leadership resiliency applies in educational leadership
  • Showing you how to find it in yourself
  • Outlining steps to make your leadership resilience visible
  • Providing a rubric to gauge the resiliency of your organization

Bounce forward from adversity to lead a successful learning organization that can face new challenges and build for the future.



Bounce Forward is a wonderful book that is at once as realistic as it is inspiring. Read it and it will take you deeper into your life, past, present and future. It will bring you tears, but ultimately it will put a fresh bounce in your step.”
—From the Foreword by Michael Fullan

“Leadership resilience is the linchpin of 21st century leadership survival and success.  Allison-Napolitano’s book is an insightful guide to resilience and is a MUST read for today's leaders and aspiring leaders.”
—Anita Johnson, Executive Director
National Center for Education, Research and Technology (NCERT)

 
Foreword by Michael Fullan
 
Preface A Focus on Leadership Resilience
 
Orientation to This Book
 
Follow-Up
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction Life Is Hard
 
Learning Resilience
 
Sustaining Your Practice of Leadership Resilience
 
Be a Good Soul
 
Part I. The Exceptional Nature of Leadership Resilience
 
Chapter 1. Bounce Forward The Outcomes of Leadership Resilience
Ordinary Resilience  
Leadership Resilience  
The Requirements of Leadership: What Makes Leadership Resilience More Challenging  
The Stresses of Educational Leadership: Neither Rare Nor Unusual  
Moving on to Chapter 2: A Model of Leadership Resilience  
 
Chapter 2. A Model of Leadership Resilience
The Leadership Resilience Model  
Key Assumptions of the Leadership Resilience Model  
Using the Model: A Disciplined Practice  
 
Part II. Enabling Capacities of Leadership Resilience
 
Chapter 3. Relationships: Surround Yourself With Good Souls
A Relationship Inventory  
How Relationships Make Us Resilient  
Who Are Your Wilsons?  
Beware of Non-Resilient Individuals  
Cultivating the Leadership Resilience-Enabler "Relationships"  
Resilience as a Social Identity  
Be a Good Soul  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Chapter 4. Resonance A Resonance Inventory
A Force Field of Positive Energy  
How Resonance Enables Resilience  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Chapter 5. Renewal
A Renewal Inventory  
How Renewal Enables Leadership Resilience  
Renewal, Creativity, and Problem Solving  
On-the-Job Renewal  
Cultivating Renewal to Enable Resilience  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Part III. Leadership Resilience in Action
Introduction to Part III: Leadership Resilience in Action  
Chapter 6. Stay Calm  
First Do Nothing  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Chapter 7. Carry On
Carry On  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Chapter 8. Accept the New Reality Adjust Your Perspective
Resist Nostalgia  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Chapter 9. Want Something More
Want Something More  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Chapter 10. Instigate Adaptive Action
Instigate Adaptive Action  
Defining Moments and Wise Decisions  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Chapter 11. Reflect & Celebrate
Personal Reflection and Celebration  
Pathways to Personal and Organizational Reflection and Celebration  
Summary  
Activities and Questions for Study Groups and Teams  
 
Part IV. Leading Organizational Resilience
 
Chapter 12. Organizational Resilience Risks and Opportunities
Becoming a Resilient Organization  
The Resilience Risk Rubric: A Tool to Introduce Innovative Disruption  
The Resilience Risk Rubric  
 
Chapter 13. A Final Word: Forgive Yourself Every Day
Appendix: Films, Music, and Literature to Conjure Up Ideas About Leadership Resilience Films  
Music  
Literature and Poetry  
References  
Index  

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Eileen T. Allison-Napolitano

Elle Allison, Founder of Wisdom Out specializes in leadership development and organizational learning. Dr. Allison works with leaders, aspiring leaders, senior leadership teams, school teams and leadership coaches, to teach them the strategies, practices and tools they need to increase their organization’s capacity for sustainable change.Elle has been a teacher, principal, supervisor of school improvement, assistant superintendent, educational consultant and leadership coach. She earned her PhD. in Organizational Learning, from the University of New Mexico. She is a graduate of the National Staff Development’s Council’s Academy and is a... More About Author

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