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Essential Lessons for School Leaders: Tips for Courage, Finding Solutions, and Reaching Your Goals by [Joseph Murphy]

Essential Lessons for School Leaders: Tips for Courage, Finding Solutions, and Reaching Your Goals Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Joseph Murphy is the Frank W. Mayborn Chair and associate dean at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University, where he was the William Ray Flesher Professor of Education. In the public schools, he has served as an administrator at the school, district, and state levels. He has authored or co-authored eighteen books including Understanding and Assessing the Charter School Movement and Leadership for Literacy. He lives in Tennessee.


"I found Murphy’s book to be one of the best and most practical sources of wisdom on leadership I have ever read.” Author: Tom Burnham, State Superintendent of Education Published On: 2011-03-08

“Murphy has distilled and perceptively packaged a career′s worth of insight, experience, and analysis into a set of productive guidelines for organizational and personal excellence" Author: James W. Guthrie, Senior Fellow and Director of Education Policy Studies Published On: 2011-03-08

“This is a unique and wonderful book, riddled with marvelous insights and full of uncommon wisdom. Murphy drills straight to the core of great leadership” Author: Terry B. Grier, Superintendent of Schools Published On: 2011-03-08

“This publication includes a variety of thought-provoking insights, in the form of short quotes and explanations, to guide school leadership practices. The topics selected are current and appropriate for education leaders in the 21st Century! The examples are easy to read, relevant, and would be useful for school or district-level administrators. The book could also be a useful tool to generate discussion among aspiring or practicing educational leaders." Author: Gayle M. Cicero, Coordinator of School Counseling Published On: 2011-04-06

… gems of wisdom drawn from a master who has both practiced and studied leadership. The positive version of Murphy’s Law! Read five lessons a day and you’ll be a better leader in less than a month.

Author: Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus and Author Published On: 2011-04-07

Joe Murphy′s latest book is another masterful compilation of common sense, research knowledge, and leadership wisdom. This book takes the mystery out of sound and effective educational leadership and communicates its salient precepts in a down-to-earth, practical manner that not only imbues a leader with much-needed guidance, but greatly enhances one’s opportunity for success as well. The book’s organization reflects a clever, relevant, and elegant structure that is enjoyable to follow and hard to put down.

Murphy’s Essential Lessons for School Leaders is one of those unusually uncomplicated, powerful, straightforward, and authentic books that any sensible school administrator looking for what really works in school leadership needs to have on their personal library shelf.

Author: William K Poston Jr., Professor Emeritus Published On: 2011-04-08

"Those of us who know Joe Murphy as a national colleague will be surprised, delighted, amused, and poked into re-thinking our own leadership experiences in schools and colleges. I’m glad Joe shared his wisdom with the rest of us. These practical and pithy little “nuggets” of life, learning, and leadership are the real ISLLC standards."

Author: Fenwick W. English, R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership Published On: 2011-04-13

"Essential Lessons for School Leaders includes 140 brief vignettes, each one exploring a differing leadership topic. Emotion is 60% of what attracts people to a product. From the first essay forward, Joe Murphy seizes the reader’s heart and mind with riveting themes."

Author: Richard Sorenson, Associate Professor Published On: 2011-04-13

"Joseph Murphy has distilled his life experiences into this collection of lessons that cover a broad range of topics from details of professional practice to larger philosophical perspectives on school leadership. The lessons are entertaining, thoughtful, and pragmatic enough that rookie school administrators as well as seasoned veterans will find something valuable for their professional growth."

Author: Daniel J. Gutchewsky, Associate Principal Published On: 2011-04-19

"This book captures all the lessons I have learned about educational leadership over the years in a simple and clear way. I have a principal on an improvement plan now and it could have been written from this book. This truly helps me know I am on the right track." Author: Christopher Shaffer, Director, High School Campus Published On: 2011-04-22 --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 1325 KB
  • Publication Date : August 5, 2014
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 161 pages
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Publisher : Skyhorse; Reprint Edition (August 5, 2014)
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00KV1MJT8
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 3 ratings