Getting to the Heart of Leadership: Emotion and Educational Leadership

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The book contains examples of how school leaders experience emotion and meaning in their daily interactions. Through stories, the reader can experience how school climate depends on the personal emotional quality of the leader, and his/her interface with other social relationships in the school. The book discusses personality and life history, dealing with difficult people and situations, shame and loss, and the future of leadership. All of these are shown through practical examples - primary and secondary case studies as well as through school leaders' reflections on the influence of their life history on leadership and emotion.

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Dr Megan Crawford is Professor and Director of Plymouth Institute of Education and was formerly Reader in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and Deputy Head of the Faculty. . Her research encompasses principal preparation, teacher development, and emotion and leadership. She teaches on Masters and Doctoral programme and is especially interested in the relationship between theory and practice. Megan is a National Leader of Governance in England, and has been a governor at six primary and secondary schools. She is currently Chair of Governors of an outstanding secondary school which she has been with since it was a green field.  She is on the Executive of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS www.belmas.org.uk.), and was its Chair from 2009-11 Megan has worked internationally in diverse places including Canada, Japan, and Iceland. Megan’s previous book on emotion and leadership was published in 2009.

 

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'[This is] a very accessible book that is written in an engaging and fluid style...Its strong points are the leadership voices that flow through the book and are both captivating and informative and do so much to link theories and ideas to practice...In summary this an excellent book, well worth the read' -
Professor Brent Davies,
The University of Hull Business School

'This book makes an important contribution to the literature on educational leadership and should help to shift the emphasis from rational and accountability-related models to an explicit recognition of the importance of emotions to effective leadership' - Educational Management Administration and Leadership

'[This book] contains a wealth of case studies and vignettes to help leaders be more aware of the ways in which emotion impacts on their practice, and to develop a productive and sustainable set of emotional responses, experiences and leadership tools' - Headteacher Update

'The format is succinct and the language accessible so that the book directly engages with the reader...Given the increasing demands placed on the role of leaders and the importance of both developing and sustaining leaders for education, this book is timely in recognising the challenges facing the sector...Aspiring and emerging leaders in education and beyond will find this book informative and enlightening' - Management in Education

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Book Description Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book makes an important contribution to the literature on educational leadership and should help to shift the emphasis from rational and accountability-related models to an explicit recognition of the importance of emotions to effective leadership - Educational Management Administration and Leadership [This book] contains a wealth of case studies and vignettes to help leaders be more aware of the ways in which emotion impacts on their practice, and to develop a productive and sustainable set of emotional responses, experiences and leadership tools - Headteacher Update This is a highly readable and engaging introduction to both the importance and power of emotions in the life and work of headteachers. While leaders emotions have been badly neglected in the literature, the rich body of evidence the author shares with readers indicates how central such emotions are to sustaining improvement efforts in schools. - Professor Ken Leithwood, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada The affective side of leadership is often forgotten as school heads and leaders strive for excellence and accountability.This extremely important book brings to the forefront the emotional attachments of leadership, the interpersonal relationships, and self-awareness that are at the core of leadership action and decision making. The case stories and reviews of multiple perspectives and theories provide the reader with a rich and essential resource - Ellen B. Goldring, Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Vanderbilt University .The book is framed to illuminate how headteachers experience, and talk about, emotion and meaning in their daily interactions, and sets out to understand how emotion impacts on their leadership. (author s introduction) Understanding the close relationship between leadership and emotion is essential for school leaders in creating, modifying and sustaining the emotional coherence of the whole school. Megan Crawford aims to help school leaders understand why emotion is such a powerful component of leadership. The author examines how school leaders experience emotion and meaning in their daily interactions, and presents a reflective journey, concentrating on the personal side of school leadership.The author shows how school climate depends on the personal emotional quality of the leader and his/her interface with other social relationships in the school, covering areas such as difficult people and situations, shame, loss and drawing on primary and secondary case studies, school leaders reflections and the influence of their life history, school context and emotional epiphanies. This book is for practising educational leaders and managers, tutors and students on Masters courses, EdD courses, and on programmes such as the National Professional Qualification for Headship, its equivalent for Children s centres, and other national programmes in educational leadership and management. Bookseller Inventory # AAX9781847871695

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