Some Good Reads for School Leaders

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Successful school leaders are those who inspire, innovate, motivate, empower and  create engaging school culture conducive to meaningful learning. They are always forward thinking and embrace change. They take initiative, explore uncharted territories and think out of the rigidly structured managerial box. Successful school leaders are people with a special mindset, a growth mindset. They have a set of distinctive characteristics that set them apart from the crowd. In this carefully selected collection, we are sharing with you some of the best books on educational and school  leadership written by renowned leadership authors in education. You will get to discover qualities and practices that make a successful school leader and learn more about how to use these practices in the daily management of your school and ‘ during the stressful times that accompany major change initiatives’.

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12 Wonderful Books for School Leaders

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1-  , by Michael Fullan
‘Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? One of the best-known leadership authors in education, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He shows systematically how the principal's role should change, demonstrating how it can be done in short order, at scale.’

2- , by George Couros 
‘In THE INNOVATOR'S MINDSET, George Couros encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore—and to become forward-thinking leaders.’

3- by Eric C. Sheninger
‘Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century.  Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage.’

4- , by Todd Whitaker
‘Inspire yourself and ota 5 , by Baruti K. Kafele
‘"Why do I lead?" With this deceptively simple question, best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele begins a powerful examination of what it takes to make a school community achieve the greatest success in the classroom and beyond.’

6- by Tony Wagner
‘Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators.’

7- , by Joel Klein
‘In this revealing and provocative memoir, the former chancellor of the New York City schools offers the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s dramatic campaign to improve public education and an inspiring blueprint for national reform.’

8- , by Robert J. Marzano  (Author), Timothy Waters (Author), Brian A. McNulty (Author)
‘What does research tell us about the effects of school leadership on student achievement? What specific leadership practices make a real difference in school effectiveness? How should school leaders use these practices in their day-to-day management of schools and during the stressful times that accompany major change initiatives? Robert J. Marzano, Timothy Waters, and Brian A. McNulty provide answers to these and other questions in School Leadership That Works.’

9- by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo  (Author), Doug Lemov (Foreword), Brett Peiser (Contributor)
‘Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth.’

10-, by Daniel H. Pink
‘Drawing on research from around the world, Pink ( outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.’

11- by Simon Sinek
‘START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.’

12- by James A. Autry 
‘Bestselling author and former Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry reveals the servant leader’s tools, a set of skills and ideals that will transform the way business is done. It helps leaders nurture the needs and goals of those who look to them for leadership.’