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Year Published: 2013
This book takes the mystery out of leadership by illustrating the visible and invisible components of leadership. Essential questions, reflective strategies, and practical tips within each chapter will bring school librarians to their next level in leadership while they recognize the hidden leadership opportunities in daily tasks that are already central to the profession. Empowering Leadership offers lessons and examples to improve the leader within and encourage development of each librarian’s unique leadership style.
Table of Contents
Section 1. People: What Do You Say to That?
Chapter 1. Knowing Your Customers
Chapter 2. Assessing and Approaching Power Brokers
Chapter 3. Building Strong Partnerships
Chapter 4. Consensus through Managing Complexity
Section 2. Dispositions: Batman Saves the Day
Chapter 5. Confidence
Chapter 6. Coaching
Chapter 7. Humor
Chapter 8. Authenticity
Section 3. Communication: Reserved for Parties of Three or More
Chapter 9. Preparedness
Chapter 10. Clarity
Chapter 11. Silence
Chapter 12. Results
Section 4. Responsibilities: Follow the Leader
Chapter 13. Visioning
Chapter 14. Empowering
Chapter 15. Decision Making
Chapter 16. Recognizing Contributions
Section 5. S elf-Assessment: True North
Chapter 17. Reflection
Chapter 18. Innovation
Chapter 19. Evidence-Based Practices
Chapter 20. Understanding the Future
Appendix A. Index
Appendix B. Learning4Life
Appendix C. L4L Publications
About the Author
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.