Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Art and Science Chapter 2: Understand the Gestalt: Everything Affects Everything Chapter 3: A Set of Leadership Tenets Chapter 4: Leadership: Definition and Beliefs Chapter 5: Effective, Exemplary Leaders Chapter 6: Instructional Leadership Chapter 7: The Age of Standards: Implications for Effective Leadership (Gary Sehorn) Chapter 8: Management Chapter 9: Intentional, Analytic Decision Making Chapter 10: Delegating Chapter 11: Analysis Prior to Decision-Making Chapter 12: Elements of Leadership Chapter 13: Goals: Planning, Organizational, Individual Chapter 14: Power Chapter 15: Meetings and Agendas Chapter 16: Future Leaders: A Program to Identify, Recruit, and Prepare Prospective Administrator Leaders (Mike Scott) Chapter 17: The Administrative Interview Chapter 18: Time to Reflect and Recharge: Valuing Vacations Chapter 19: The Gestalt Leader Conclusion Appendix 1: Strategic Plan Outline Appendix 2: National Association of Secondary School Principals' Assessment Center References About the Authors
Pete Lorain has been a student of leadership and been in many leadership positions, both formal and informal. He has held many positions in education: high school teacher, counselor, and vice principal; middle school principal; district director of high schools and middle schools; and Human Resources Director. Pete has worked with schools, districts, and state and national associations in school improvement, strategic planning, personnel, and all aspect of middle school education. He is a past president of Association for Middle Level Education and as AMLE Transition Chair Pete conducted two executive director searches.