Coaching Educational Leadership
Building Leadership Capacity through Partnership
- Jan Robertson - New Zealand Coaching and Mentoring Centre
"Jan Robertson's splendid book not only articulately advocates the necessity of leadership coaching, but sets out what good coaching can, and should, look like."
—Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education
Coaching Educational Leadership is about building leadership capacity in individuals, and in institutions, through enhancing professional relationships. It is based on the importance of maximizing potential, and harnessing the ongoing commitment and energy needed to meet personal and professional goals.
Based on more than a decade of research and development, nationally and internationally, Coaching Educational Leadership brings you the empirical evidence, the principles, and the skills to develop your own leadership and that of your colleagues.
- Challenges you to critically reflect on your leadership and professional relationships
- Offers practical activities and exercises
- Describes leadership coaching based on reciprocal processes
- Seeks to connect theory and practice
- Provides a basis for workshop activities in coaching, appraisal, and mentoring
Coaching Educational Leadership assists educators who believe in the development of leadership at all levels to dialogue effectively with professional colleagues for the improvement of leadership practice.
A good book for all who with to delve in to the world of Coaching and educational leadership.
The specific Educational Leader focus of this book will help those who can see the value of coaching within the leadership setting and have a strong interest in the wider application of professional reflection. It clearly addresses the practical side of coaching (how to ask different questions, when to keep quiet etc. and this will build confidence). Personal professional growth is at the heart of this book. The case studies are instantly recognisable as situations that occur on a regular basis and as such provide pragmatic models.
Very useful book
Excellent text, essential bookshelf material
I found this text very helpful in pulling together theory into practice. The way in which this is done is very accessible. Students who have read the book (and raved about it) say that having read it, a lightbulb comes on. Praise indeed
Comprehensive range to share with students on coaching module...will use the chapters on leadership and action research in particular.
Some interesting material contained here (a good read!) but not directly appropriate for the course I am considering at the moment.