You are here

Bounce Forward
Share

Bounce Forward
The Extraordinary Resilience of Leadership

First Edition


February 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

 

Preview this book

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

FOR SOUTH ASIA ONLY!

Originally Priced at
(Paperback)

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9789352806065
₹695.00