Working Smart: Problem-Solving Strategies for School Leaders by Sharon D. KruseWorking Smart: Problem-Solving Strategies for School Leaders by Sharon D. Kruse

Working Smart: Problem-Solving Strategies for School Leaders

bySharon D. Kruse

Paperback | June 16, 2009

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Effective problem solving contributes to school leaders' ability to create lasting improvement in classroom and organizational practice. By addressing the practice of school leaders as a first concern, this book focuses on the skills required for smart, effective problem solving. Kruse first focuses on the tasks of problem solving (identifying problems, initiating actions, and evaluating results) and describes three areas (employing effective communication, designing constructive policies, and developing supportive systems ) on which school leaders should concentrate. By linking the tasks of problem solving to the work leaders do, the book provides strategies for school leaders to accomplish their goals.
Sharon D. Kruse is a professor of educational administration in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at the University of Akron, Ohio.
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Title:Working Smart: Problem-Solving Strategies for School LeadersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.12 × 6.06 × 0.51 inPublished:June 16, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:160709245X

ISBN - 13:9781607092452

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Problem Solving and Leadership Chapter 2 The Importance of Purpose Chapter 3 The Problem-Solving Cycle Chapter 4 Effective Communication: Talking about Problem Solving Chapter 5 Building Supportive Systems Chapter 6 Constructive Policy

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This outstanding book is a must read for school leaders in all settings. It is clearly written, enormously useful, and rich in ideas and strategies. The reflective questions, activities, and concrete examples enhance the books usefulness to real school leaders. It is an outstanding book for anyone who faces complex problems-and that is all school leaders.