Management by wandering around (MBWA) is the catalyst that brings teachers, aides, parents, and administrators together in the pursuit of excellent schools. MBWA is an active person-to-person process that relies on deeds, involvement, and participation to create better schools. The leader who embraces MBWA does not just talk about his philosophy, he lives it. The MBWA leader possesses an honest awareness of self and how he affects others. He creates and clarifies new visions. He encourages and empowers others to join in the quest to capture visions and transform them into reality. The MBWA leader is aware of the power, worth, and value of people. He actively pursues the school's mission with people.
1 The MBWA Building Blocks of Excellence: Caring, Openness, Trust, and Authority of Expertise 2 MBWA and Your Leadership Style: The Critical Fit 3 MBWA with Purpose and Meaning 4 Promoting the Improvement Ethic 5 MBWA: What to Look For 6 Dealing with Unmet Expectations: The Marginal Teacher 7 MBWA Essential Skills 8 Appendices: A: Twenty-five Steps to Moving from Win-Lose to Win- Win B: Elementary School Parent Survey C: Jr. High Parent Survey D: Catalina Foothills School Evaluation E: Teacher Self-Assessment Inventory of Skills and Interests F: Catalina Foothills Sc