School Leadership from A to Z:
How to Lead Well Without Losing Your Way
More and more school leaders are struggling with the ever-expanding expectations and associated stressors of the role. As a result, legions of educational leaders are limping into work every day—or worse, walking away altogether.
In School Leadership from A to Z, Bradley James Davies hopes to turn the tide and bring more joy and wellness back to the principal’s office. Through a series of short, alphabetized essays, Davies draws on his two decades of serving elementary, middle, and high schools as a teacher, coach, and administrator to bring you the best practices, most effective approaches, and tried-and-true tricks of the trade. Via stories of his struggles and successes, Davies’ refreshingly funny insights offer a way forward toward a place where both leading and living well need not be as rare as a copy machine that never breaks down.
School Leadership from A to Z is a must-read insider’s peek behind the curtain of the good, bad, and ugly of school leadership. Part how-to, part memoir, this humble and humorous guide will help school leaders in every stage of their career take their work to new levels.
Praise for SCHOOL LEADERSHIP from A to Z
"School Leadership from A to Z is a treasure house for anyone who has ever stepped into a school environment. Davies writes with a great sense of humor, yet it is balanced with words of wisdom that educators can identify with...It's a must-read for anyone concerned with education and with the challenges it presents to those who work behind the scenes."
-Readers' Favorite Official Review
"This book is a must-read for school leaders. As a former principal and superintendent, I am so grateful that this important message of the human side of school leadership is out there. The author, with his self-deprecating, often hilarious, and honest vulnerability reminds principals and aspiring school leaders that the struggles and frustrations they face are not unique to them."
"As a former school administrator who got out of the profession, I would recommend this book to anyone in a school leadership position...Although it covers some difficult topics, this book is an easy and humorous read - it makes the reader want more. If I had this book prior to my resignation from admin, I might have been happier and lasted longer."
"An easy, flowing read with deep substance, hilarious stories and quips, and practical, easy-to-digest advice. Davies skillfully weaves real-life stories together with reflections and practical advice. Highly recommend!"
"This book is so well written and is full of tips that can be put into practice immediately as well as thought-provoking personal anecdotes that helped me to really reflect on my work as a leader."
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A Midlife Crisis Book??? :-)
America & the Art of Wienermobile Maintenance???
And then...maybe my most helpful book yet???