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By Douglas B. Reeves

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ISBN-13: 9780787964030

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''A useful, compelling, thoroughly-researched publication that demystifies management for faculty leaders. hugely recommended.''— Mike Schmoker, writer, effects and the consequences Fieldbook''A thought-provoking e-book that in actual fact delineates the connection among very good college management and more desirable scholar studying. Reeves is robust, sensible, and profound. This publication should be required examining for all leaders in our district.''— Dr. Terry Thompson, superintendent, Wayne Township, Indianapolis, Indiana''Once back, Doug Reeves is going to the guts of the subject. during this publication he provides management shape a distinct standpoint and gives a solution to the abiding query that needs to be embedded within the notwithstanding techniques of all powerful leaders— How am i able to upload price to my lifestyles and the lifetime of others?— The book's content material will fill either your own management toolkit and provides you the skill to stick at the leading edge of luck on your association. it's a needs to read!''— Marti Richardson, president, nationwide employees improvement Council''In day-by-day Disciplines, Dr. Reeves presents a transparent, concise, enticing, and interactive consultant to what we needs to comprehend and have the capacity to do to insure that no baby if left at the back of. The bar of responsibility for person pupil growth has been raised, and this functional source outlining top practices in organizational management is on the market 'just in time'.''— Karen younger, president, studying 24-7

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Moreover, because the very nature of an educational organization is that the people involved in it are lifelong learners, there is always a distance between our achievement today and our potential tomorrow. I devote a good deal of my professional life to working with school systems that suffer from the effects of multigenerational 21 22 THE DAILY DISCIPLINES OF LEADERSHIP poverty and low academic achievement. There is never a problem in discussing whether change is necessary in such an environment, though an astonishing amount of time is wasted on discussing whether change is possible.

As the hypothesized graph indicates, more time on writing leads to lower scores on the other subjects, presumably because those other subjects were robbed of time that was squandered on writing. When confronted with a hypothesis, a leader does not respond with rapier wit, clever debating points, or administrative dogma. Hypotheses cannot be tested with leadership charisma; they can only be tested with data. In this particular example, a number of researchers (Calkins, 1994; Darling-Hammond, 1997; Reeves, 2000c) have found that the hypothesis that writing hurts performance in other areas is unsupported by the data.

These are organizational resistance and individual resistance to virtually any change effort. Organizational Resistance to Change An organization ought to be an inert being, composed of nothing but the sum of the individuals in it. But as anyone who has worked in an organization knows, there are other institutional factors at work, among them tradition, history, and feelings that THE LEADERSHIP DILEMMA 35 have been nurtured or bruised from age-old controversy. Each new innovation faces potential resistance not merely from individuals but also from the system of relationships that have developed over time.

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