Assessing Educational Leaders: Evaluating Performance for Improved Individual and Organizational Results (2nd Revised edition)
By: Douglas B. Reeves (editor)Paperback
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This revised edition of the bestseller by Douglas B. Reeves contains the information and tools necessary to successfully evaluate all types of educational leaders and improve individual and organizational performance. Based on research, theory, and best practices of leadership, organizational effectiveness, and personnel evaluation, this book focuses on three critical concepts: leadership has a dramatic impact on student achievement, equity, and staff morale; leadership effectiveness includes both personal predispositions and acquired knowledge skills; and, leadership evaluation is intended to improve personal and organizational performance, not merely to render an assessment.
Douglas B. Reeves is the founder of The Leadership and Learning Center. He has worked with education, business, nonprofit, and government organizations throughout the world. The author of more than 20 books and many articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, he has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series. Dr. Reeves was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Parents Choice Award for his writing for children and parents.
Introduction Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Why Leadership Evaluation Is Broken The Knowing-Doing Gap Progress in Leadership Evaluation Ambiguous Leadership Standards Incoherent Leadership Evaluations Authority-Responsibility Disequilibrium A Better Way: Multidimensional Leadership Assessment 2. Reframing Leadership Evaluation Patrick's Choice A New Vision of Educational Accountability Criteria for Multidimensional Leadership Assessment (MLA) Implications of a New Vision for Leadership Evaluation 3. Moving Beyond One-Dimensional Leadership Evaluation The Prevalence of One-Dimensional Evaluation Leadership Is More Than Test Scores Leadership Is More Than Popularity Leadership Is More Than Obedience 4. Creating an Improved Leadership Evaluation System Domains of Leadership Performance Leadership Performance Standards Multidimensional Leadership Assessment 5. Using Evaluation to Improve Performance The Capacity-Building Continuum The Challenge Continuum The Coaching Continuum The Counseling Continuum Defining Performance: The Key to Using the Continua 6. Developing a Multidimensional Leadership Assessment System Leadership Domains Leadership Performance Leadership Assessment as a Research Goldmine Organizational Goals, Values, Priorities The Performance Continuum Qualitative Information: The Lens for Understanding Quantitative Data Reflection and Self-Regulation 7. Building the Next Generation of Educational Leaders The Leadership Development Imperative Prototype for a Leadership Development System Authentic Assessment for Future Leaders 8. Leading Leaders The Coaching Conundrum: Results of Antecedents? Inquiry and Hypothesis Testing Applying MLA Throughout the Organization 9. Improving Leadership Evaluation With Multidimensional Leadership Assessment Analyze the Present Evaluation System Create Dimensions of Leadership Specify Performance Levels Field Test the Instrument at Multiple Levels Implement Throughout the Organization Share Results With Universities and Research Institutions Use MLA for Training, Recruiting, and Developing Leaders Conclusion: Finding Answers Inside 10. Hallmarks of Excellence 11. Leadership Responsibilities for Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring Resource A: The Leadership Performance Matrix Resource B: National Leadership Survey Results Resource C: Leadership Evaluation Survey Resource D: The Gap Between What Leaders Know and What They Do Resource E: Principal Evaluation Rubrics Resource F: Leadership Professional Growth Matrix References Index
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