Transformational Leadership & Decision Making in Schools

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Helps school leaders re-center their decision making on student achievement, mission, and goal alignment. Covers self-assessment, reflective thinking, vision and mission, motivation, and barriers to decision making.

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Dr. Robert Brower is superintendent for the North Montgomery Community School Corporation in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Besides these duties, Dr. Brower is a consultant and presenter for many educational issues. Some of these include trimester scheduling, discipline in schools, teaching on the extended period, leadership topics, decision-making philosophy, building professional staff capacity, and teaching for learning. Dr. Brower has also published articles in numerous professional journals on these topics. Dr. Brower is recognized nationally as an expert on trimester scheduling for both middle schools and high schools. He and Dr. Brad Balch invented the Transformational Leadership theory presented in this book. Dr. Brower is an entertaining presenter who mixes research with common sense. Dr. Brower’s educational career has included teaching and coaching for twenty-two years, six years as a high school principal, and four years as a public school superintendent. This is Dr. Brower’s first book but several more are in the works.

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"Public education is constantly evolving, and new challenges require school officials to be insightful, well planned, and innovative. It is because of these changing times that this book, which offers a different view of systems analysis and organizational behavior, is so valuable." (Frank Bush, Executive Director)

"Educational leaders need a basis for confident decision making. The authors have a solution for challenging times." (Kay Harmless, Interim Director, Indiana Principal Leadership Academy)

"A great read for leaders desiring to practically apply principles of sincerity, integrity, and commitment to an organization′s culture." (James Thompson, President)

"As we prepare educational leaders, Transformational Leadership & Decision Making is a must read." (Debra Lecklider, Assistant Professor)

"In my 25 years of school administration, Transformational Leadership & Decision Making in Schools is the first book that makes sense. When followed, it really works!" (Terry Russell, Principal)

"Finally-a book outlining how to ′lead′ in education, by authors whose knowledge comes frontline practice and success." (Senator Luke Kenley 2005-01-03)

"The authors provide a self-assessment to help school leaders reflect on their own effectiveness in decision making. May be of interest to school leaders, and could prompt interesting professional growth conversations. Could also be an effective resource for graduate coursework in educational leadership." (Principal Navigator, January 2007 2007-01-01)

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