Breaking Away from the Corporate Model integrates the core values of servant leadership into an effective formula for organizational health and school transformation. Providing strategies for transformation, Rocky Wallace follows a high school principal, John, as he extends his servant leadership model to a regional cohort of principals. The rich discussions and networking that result provides critical support for these school shepherds as they learn to more effectively serve their school communities. This book emphasizes the need to understand how the corporate mentality and impersonal business of school can easily get in the way of the heart of teaching and learning.
Rocky Wallace has served as the principal of a U.S. Blue Ribbon School, leadership consultant to principals for the Kentucky Department of Education, and currently teaches instructional leadership classes for Morehead State University.
Chapter 1 A Simpler Time Chapter 2 Black Swan Chapter 3 Paradigm Shift Chapter 4 Principal's Cohort Chapter 5 Opening Day Chapter 6 Learning to Read Chapter 7 Lifeline Chapter 8 "My Kid Can't Do Math" Chapter 9 Life Skills Chapter 10 They're Still Kids! Chapter 11 Leadership Team Chapter 12 The Road that Leads Home Chapter 13 Facing the Enemy Chapter 14 The Peril of Delay Is Costly Chapter 15 Loss of a Friend Chapter 16 The Writer Chapter 17 Learning at Home Chapter 18 Advisor/Advisee Chapter 19 A Child's Goodbye Chapter 20 Kids Know, But Do We Listen? Chapter 21 Addressing the Unfriendly Spirit Chapter 22 Talent and Potential vs. Flaws and Failure Chapter 23 Principles of Servant Leadership Chapter 24 Shannon's Tribute Chapter 25 Closing Thoughts: Unchained (The Space Between)