Sustainable Leadership

Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education

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In Sustainable Leadership, Andy Hargreaves and Dean Finkaddress one of the most important and often neglected aspects ofleadership: sustainability. The authors set out a compelling andoriginal framework of seven principles for sustainable leadershipcharacterized by Depth of learning and real achievementrather than superficially tested performance; Length ofimpact over the long haul, beyond individual leaders, througheffectively managed succession; Breadth of influence, whereleadership becomes a distributed responsibility; Justice inensuring that leadership actions do no harm to and actively benefitstudents in other schools; Diversity that replacesstandardization and alignment with diversity and cohesion;Resourcefulness that conserves and renews leaders' energyand doesn't burn them out; and Conservation that builds onthe best of the past to create an even better future.

This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library inEducation—a series designed to meet the demand for new ideasand insights about leadership in schools.

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ANDY HARGREAVES is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education inthe Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He is the authorof numerous books including Learning to Change from Jossey-Bass.

DEAN FINK is an independent consultant with experience in morethan thirty countries. A former teacher, principal, andsuperintendent, he is the author or coauthor of five books onleadership and educational change.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Jun 27, 2012
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Pages
344
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9781118429211
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English
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Education / General
Education / Leadership
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Urban School Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass LeadershipLibrary in Education series.

"This important book provides compelling examples of howeffective leaders can have hope, see progress, and achieve successfor all children in the schools and districts theylead."—Richard Riley, former United States Secretary ofEducation

"Tom Payzant is one of the few people who could provide such acomprehensive, useful book for educational leaders at all levels.This very practical book is grounded in the important experiencesand impressive judgment of one of our nation's most successfulschool superintendents"—Jon Schnur, co-founder and CEO, NewLeaders for New Schools

"Tom Payzant is one of the finest urban educators of ourgeneration. Urban School Leadership is compelling, crisp, andwise—providing a clear path for those dedicated to improvingthe trajectory of children's lives."—Timothy F.C. Knowles,executive director, Center for Urban School Improvement, Universityof Chicago

"Urban School Leadership is a must read for anyone interested inthe landscape of urban public education in America."—BeverlyHall, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools

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`This collection of pithy analysis and insightful solutions will be easily assimilated by school leaders, policy makers and community stakeholders who will, with relative ease, be left eager to recontextualise the wisdom within to their own unique circumstances' - ESCalate

`School leaders and teachers know a lot more than they think they do. So, what prevents the release of that creative energy? Look, no further than this thought provoking collection of essays from world leading scholars. It treats us to a kaleidoscopic view of what we do know, what we ought to know and what we urgently need to do to harness the power of sustainable leadership. Policy makers, please take careful note!' - John MacBeath, Professor Education Leadership, University of Cambridge

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