Empowering Leadership: Developing Behaviors for Success

$36.00
ALA Member: 
$ 32.40
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-8657-8
Published: 
2013
Publisher: 
AASL
Pages: 
192
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors

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.

INTRODUCTION
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 
CONCLUSION
Works Cited 
Appendix A. Index 
Appendix B. Learning4Life 
Appendix C. L4L Publications 

Ann M. Martin

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library program services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning.