"Leadership is about fostering growth, building capacity, and collaboratively working with stakeholders to create new ideas - this takes a great deal of courage. Cathy Lassiter creates a pathway for leaders to develop that courage, and shows them how to do it with empathy. Everyday Courage for School Leaders is an outstanding read for anyone new to leadership and those who need to revitalize their thinking."
"A great resource to support leaders as they revise priorities, reflect on their mission , and reassure staff, students, and community. Through their courageous leadership we can accomplish our learning goals and achieve success."
"There has never been a time where we need more courage from educational leaders than right now. The ESSA provides new opportunities to rethink school improvement and accountability, but only the courageous need apply. Principals must be courageous lead learners willing to collaboratively inquire and develop themselves and their staff. This book tells you why and how to do this. It is a must read and a must do!"
"Dr. Lassiter has drawn upon her own experience as a principal, district administrator and national educational consultant to write a book that is relevant to the immediate needs of school leaders. She clearly knows the many challenges, obstacles, stresses, and opportunities that school leaders face daily and provides clear guidelines for the development of courageous, effective leadership that anyone can learn who wants to learn.
"It is often said, 'how goes the principal, goes the school.' In Dr. Lassiter’s second book, Everyday Courage for School Leaders, the critical role of the school principal is the focus. With inspiring examples and deeply rooted research, Lassiter demonstrates the importance of everyday courage in leading a school.
"This material is comprehensive, extensive, focused, and practical. The personal anecdotes of real principals helped to illustrate the essentials of the chapters’ main themes. This book certainly makes a strong case to point out the importance of leadership courage. School leaders need this type of thinking more now than ever before and have little in the literature from which to draw. This book will fill that void."
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