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What Every Principal Should Know About Ethical and Spiritual Leadership



October 2005 | 120 pages | Corwin

Flex some moral muscle to strengthen lifelong learning and achievement!

Values-based leadership has an exponential impact-from the classroom and campus to the community and beyond. By championing solid instruction in ethical problem solving and embodying moral ideals, principals can make a meaningful difference in students' current and future success.

This third volume of a seven-part leadership series offers practical strategies infused with passionate insights about principals' vital role as spiritual leaders empowered to boost achievement. Research-based yet inspirational, What Every Principal Should Know About Ethical and Spiritual Leadership equips new and veteran administrators with the tools and reflective prompts needed to become esteemed role models. Included within are: best practices for upholding the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of leadership; five essential virtues for leading with conviction; and tactics for resolving real-world ethical dilemmas.

By focusing on these often-overlooked aspects of leadership, the author provides an invaluable sounding board for principals to shape their own beliefs-driven decisions and actions. Key concepts are readily accessible through such features as:

  •  "Before We Get Started" questionnaire and response analysis
  •  Case study and accompanying reflective questions
  •  "What You Should Know About" section framing each chapter
  •  Self-assessment resource for determining strengths in ethical and spiritual leadership

Other titles in this leadership series:

What Every Principal Should Know About Leadership 
What Every Principal Should Know About Operational Leadership 
What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Strategic Leadership 
What Every Principal Should Know About Collaborative Leadership 
What Every Principal Should Know About Instructional Leadership 
What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership


 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Questionnaire: Before We Get Started...
 
1. Introduction
Case Study and Reflective Questions

 
 
2. Best Practices in Leading Ethically, With Moral Purpose, and With an Awareness of the Spiritual
Maintaining Assumptions About Ethics

 
Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Organization

 
Affirming 3 Qualities for a Moral Life

 
Following 7 Spiritual Gateways

 
Becoming a Holistic Educator

 
Conclusion

 
 
3. Leading With Soul and Conviction: Five Essential Virtues for Effective Leadership
Exhibiting Courage

 
Maintaining Impartiality

 
Demonstrating Empathy

 
Judging Ethically

 
Remaining Humble

 
Conclusion

 
 
4. Approaches to Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Utilizing the Rest Model

 
Attending to the Five Principles of Ethics

 
Raising 12 Questions When Making a Decision

 
Conclusion

 
 
Conclusion: The Moral Imperatives of School Leadership
 
Resource A. Realities of Ethical and Spiritual Leadership: In-Basket Simulations
 
Resource B. Assessing Your Role as an Ethical and Spiritual Leader
 
Resource C. An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources
 
References
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1


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ISBN: 9781412915885
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