In times of uncertainty, people are primarily concerned with meaning and tend to intensify the quest for meaning in life and in work. An important area of need in schools is for hands-on tools that can help leaders to create meaning for themselves and those they lead. This book is an attempt to highlight issues of human need in work, particularly in schools, and to suggest some ways in which they can be attended to.
Lystra M. Richardson is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Part 1: Challenges of School Leadership Chapter 4 1 The External Context Chapter 5 2 The Internal Context Chapter 6 3 The Nature of School Leadership Part 7 Part 2: The Value of Poetry Chapter 8 4 What is Poetry? Chapter 9 5 Uses of Poetry Chapter 10 6 The Value of Poetry Part 11 Part 3: The Relevance of Poetry in School Leadership Chapter 12 7 Perceptive Leadership Chapter 13 8 Leading with Attention and Insight Chapter 14 9 Enhancing Communication Chapter 15 10 Epilogue Chapter 16 References Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Author