Stanton Middle School, OH
Lasting organizational improvement and effective leadership blossom in climates of compassion, trust, and productive relationships. The authors describe the key to true organizational transformation in the one-on-one conversations and relationships that take place in a school. Personal transformation, one person at a time, is the key to building a team of educators who are heading in the same direction for the best interests of students, teachers, and administrators. This exploration of the Humane Dimension of school leadership illustrates the lasting effects of transformed school cultures.
Transforming the Culture of School Leadership melds research, theory, and the spiritual aspects of education leadership to demonstrate how to encourage personal transformation. Giancola and Hutchison draw on a combined 50 years of classroom and school experience to relate their observations about the Humane Dimension including:
" Developing a team before developing a vision
" Creating a climate of Win/Win consensus building, negotiating, and decision-making
" Helping team members become leaders
" Implementing curriculum-driven staff development