Leadership Standards in Action
The School Principal as Servant-Leader
By (author) Cade Brumley
Publication date:16 December 2011
Length of book:166 pages
Leadership Standards In Action: The School Principal as Servant-Leader is a powerful resource for aspiring principals, practicing principals, district leadership, and university faculty. The book responsibly unpacks the metaphor of principal as servant leader to the school’s people and purpose. As a framework, the six ISLLC Standards of Educational Leadership are examined through the lens of a principal as servant leader. The text is rich with insights from a former school principal passionate about living and leading in a more caring, effective, and humanistic manner that seeks results in student learning and organizational health. Using a combination of theoretical research, practical lessons, and case story, the book illuminates the possibilities for the school principal within the reality of today’s accountability era. Topics within the book include the principalship, servant-leadership, visionary leadership, instructional leadership, organizational leadership, collaborative leadership, ethical leadership, and political leadership. This book will enrich the professional views and practice of educators willing to embark on the journey of its contents.
As the standards movement progresses, Brumley argues that unless leaders are connected to passion, purpose, and servant-leadership, they will fail. A timely and powerful reminder of what’s at the core of school leadership.