The Charismatic Leader: The Presentation of Self and the Creation of Educational Settings

The Charismatic Leader: The Presentation of Self and the Creation of Educational Settings

By: Dale L. Brubaker (author)Paperback

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'Future generations of educational leaders will be in debt to Brubaker for a long overdue guide to presentation of self in educational settings. The book is realistic, clear, and sensitive to the needs of practitioners on the firing line' - Lawrence Simon, Professor, Elon University 'Dale Brubaker writes that teacher and administrator preservice and inservice education programs give too little attention to cmmunication skills that will help educational professionals reach other adults. His book explains the implications of this unacceptable truth and moves the reader to do something about it' - Richard D. Amme, President, Amme & Associates, Inc. 'I heartily endorse Dale Brubaker's latest book on civilities and the presentation of self as a natural extension of his essays, commentaries and books over the past several decades' - George E. Uhlig, Professor of Education, University of South Alabama Discover the attitudes, behaviors, and skills that will help you become a more dynamic communicator in any situation! Why do some educators have the ability to inspire while others barely hold the attention of staff, parents, or seminar participants? How should you present ideas to ensure the most success in effecting change? Discover the oft-overlooked but critical civilities of leadership that will give you a distinct edge. Using vignettes and thought-provoking exercises, Brubaker illustrates the rituals, attitudes, and skills successful leaders exhibit, allowing them to make meaningful connections with audiences and foster positive and productive school cultures. The Charismatic Leader offers SAGE advice for getting the most out of every interaction, whether a one-on-one conversation, interview, or presentation,or a large group. Beginning with the 'table manners of leadership,' Dale L Brubaker pinpoints essential skills that promote the effective exchange of information and better relationships including: Listening carefully to absorb details and discover hidden messages Focusing on the task at hand to choose the most appropriate communication strategy Preparing and rehearsing for flawless personal presentation Team building using techniques that foster collaboration and motivation Make every interaction count-and build ties that will make a positive and lasting difference in your organization!

About Author

Dale L. Brubaker is Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in foundations of education from Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on education and educational leadership, including CREATIVE CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP (Corwin), STAYING ON TRACK, (Corwin), and CREATIVE SURVIVAL IN EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACIES.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Prologue: A Cautionary Tale 1. The Civilities of Leadership: Attitudes, Behaviors, Tools, and Skills The Table Manners of Leadership Concluding Advice From a Political Professional Barriers to Creating a Culture of Civilities Conclusion Suggested Readings 2. Teams, Teaming, and the Creation of Educational Settings Benefits of Teaming Creating Positive Classroom and School Environments Connecting the Classroom and School With the Outside World The Thesis Growing a Team Formation of the Core Group Key Features of the Educational Change Process Facing Team Leaders Conclusion Suggested Readings 3. Professional Development on the Presentation of Self and the Creation of Educational Settings Definitions of Professional Development Today's Management by Mandate Professional Development Revisited Basic Assumptions Underlying Professional Development Educators Have to Get to Give Curiosity and Passion for Learning Are Contagious Valuable Payoff a Critical Factor Risk-Taking and Mistake-Making Are Keys to Learning Presentation-of-Self Programs Take Time Integration of Sources of Power a Key to Decision Making Professional Development Plans Conclusion Suggested Readings Appendices References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412916967
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781412916967
  • ISBN10: 1412916968

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