Educational Administration: Leading with Mind and Heart by Robert PalestiniEducational Administration: Leading with Mind and Heart by Robert Palestini

Educational Administration: Leading with Mind and Heart

byRobert Palestini

Paperback | September 29, 2011

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Newly appointed school administrators are often confused when faced with the prospect of having to assume a leadership role in a complex organization like a school or school system. Where does one start? An effective method would be to systematically examine the vital components that make up an organization. A system of organizational diagnosis and prescription will lead to a comprehensive and integrated analysis of the organization's strengths and weaknesses and point the way toward possible improvement. The new edition of Educational Administration: Leading with Mind and Heart suggests such a sequential and systematic approach. Utilizing it effectively can produce dramatic results.
Robert H. Palestini has been an educator for almost fifty years, serving as a high school science teacher, principal, superintendent of schools, and university dean. He is currently dean emeritus and professor of educational leadership, as well as the founding executive director of the Educational Leadership Institute and Center for Ca...
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Title:Educational Administration: Leading with Mind and HeartFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.05 × 6.07 × 0.94 inPublished:September 29, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610483979

ISBN - 13:9781610483971

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Organizational Structure in SchoolsChapter 2 School CultureChapter 3 Organizational LeadershipChapter 4 Motivating and Rewarding IndividualsChapter 5 Effective CommunicationChapter 6 Conflict ManagementChapter 7 The Strategic Planning ProcessChapter 8 Effective Decision MakingChapter 9 Power and the Negotiations ProcessChapter 10 The Change ProcessChapter 11 Leading With HeartChapter 12 Organizational Diagnosis

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There is no better way to learn about leadership than to examine case studies looking for the habits of mind and heart that enable leaders to make a difference. That's just what Robert Palestini does in Educational Administration, taking readers on a journey through the vital components of an organization like a school and the leadership skills needed to effectively administer such an organization. Anyone interested in educational leadership and organizational development should find much to like in Palestini's new book.