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Releasing Leadership Brilliance

Breaking Sound Barriers in Education
By: Simon T. Bailey, Marceta F. Reilly

Foreword by Russell J. Quaglia

Drawing on their expertise in business and education, the authors provide a simple, sustainable framework that will help you move your school from mediocrity to brilliance.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506346960
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2017
  • Page Count: 168
  • Publication date: February 26, 2018

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What separates good leaders from brilliant ones?

How do you successfully move your school or district from mediocrity to brilliance? Drawing on their vast expertise in the business and education worlds, the authors provide a simple and sustainable framework that will help you overcome educational inertia to reach new heights of achievement. The authors use the four forces of flight as a powerful metaphor:

  • Weight: Reveal your Personal Brilliance through self-discovery
  • Lift: Expand Collaboration Brilliance through collaboration with all stakeholders
  • Thrust: Drive Team Brilliance by encouraging smart risks and designing potent changes
  • Reduce Drag: Tap into Student Brilliance by unleashing imagination, resilience, and hope

With relevant case studies and tangible tools and techniques, Releasing Leadership Brilliance will show you how to make deep, lasting change in your school or district.

Download the free study guide at releasingleadershipbrilliance.com

"It’s unbelievable that this compact book could hold that much information and examples in only four chapters. Great read! Great examples! This book is a call to action. I’m unable to read this book and not want to try something new!"
Delsia Malone, Principal
W. E. Striplin Elementary, Gadsden, AL

“The quest to find our best selves, live our best lives, and shine with our own brilliance is the heart’s desire of every human being. NASSP supports Great Leaders in every school who are committed to the success of each student. Through this commitment we provide resources to school leaders as they journey to develop themselves, their teachers, and their students. NASSP enthusiastically endorses this book. This book is a brilliant light.”
Dr. Beverly Hutton
NASSP Deputy Executive Directer/Chief Program Officer

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Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey teaches influencers how to improve themselves and change the world. As an executive advisor, career mentor, and keynote speaker, he doesn’t take people where they want to go; he guides them by providing strategic steps to where they need to go. He inspires through relevant stories and thought-provoking, evidence-based research, breaking through the motivational paradigm that causes individuals to stretch and produce results. His wisdom and expertise enabled an Orlando-based health care system to be acquired and a division of a hospitality company to be ranked No. 1 for customer service by Expedia.com.

An experience with Simon goes beyond feel-good content to real-life deliverables that impact lives. He connects with any audience on many levels with a relevant message that resonates. He has 28 years of business experience with six different companies and is the former sales director for the world-renowned Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort®. Since leaving Disney, he has spoken to more than 1,000 organizations on six continents. Speaker Magazine cited him as one of the top twenty five “hot speakers” shaping the profession.

Simon has authored seven books including Release Your Brilliance, which is published by HarperCollins and ranked No. 17 of the top 100 books being read by corporate America, according to 800CEORead.com. His newest book Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You, Inc. is receiving rave reviews and tangible results. He is a regular columnist for American City Business Journal, which is read by 11 million unique readers in 43 markets throughout the United States. He has shared his expertise at Microsoft, The Conference Board, Cigna, WalMart, Chevron, Mass Mutual, and Cargill.

Simon holds a master’s degree from Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key Honor Society. He is a graduate of the Rollins College Executive Management Certificate Program, one of the top 25 best private graduate business schools in the United States. He resides in Windermere, Florida, with his wife and two children.

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Marceta F. Reilly

Consulting Description

Marceta Reilly, PhD, has 42 years of experience in education, moving from teacher to principal to school superintendent in Kansas. Her vision and passion were to create schools that were welcoming to students and families, and centers of learning and success for the entire community.

Dr. Reilly is now a leadership coach and has the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation. She is a founding member of Coaching for Results, Inc., and dedicated to partnering with school leaders who are doing transformational work. She uses coaching conversations to help her clients gain insight and confidence, and she helps build their capacity to be extraordinary leaders, based on their individual, innate strengths.

Dr. Reilly regularly conducts workshops about coaching conversations. She is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences, and has been invited to present these ideas to audiences in China (2007) and India (2009).

Learn more at http://marcetareilly.com/leadership-that-inspires.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Applying the Physics of Flight to the Educational System

Chapter 1: Personal Brilliance—Knowing Yourself Gives You “Weight” for Flight

Chapter 2: Collaborative Brilliance—Broadening the Vision Gives You “Lift”

Chapter 3: Team Brilliance—Building Capacity to Collaborate Gives You “Thrust”

Chapter 4: Student Brilliance—Soars When You “Reduce Drag”

Chapter 5: Breaking Sound Barriers

Are you ready to join the I-Break-Barriers Community?

Appendices of Exercises in the Book

Recommended Reading List





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