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Releasing Leadership Brilliance
Breaking Sound Barriers in Education

Foreword by Russell J. Quaglia



© 2017 | 168 pages | Corwin

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.

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"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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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
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"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

"Releasing Leadership Brilliance: Breaking Sound Barriers in Education is about big change in our schools and how to make these changes across our country—regardless of the zip code of the school. It’s purpose is to help educational leaders SOAR, finding both personal and team BRILLIANCE! A driving question, 'Are you a boss with an agenda or a leader with a vision?' The stories shared are compelling and inspiring; highlighting the powerful role of building principals who have transformed schools into places of learning where EVERYONE THRIVES! Each of these principals focused on relationships, learning teams, and a culture of caring—hug children with your words. The authors challenge educators, asking, 'Are your limiting beliefs creating barriers to reach your brilliance?' Anchored in solid research, but written from the viewpoint of caring, courageous, uplifting educators, this book is a must read."

Dayna Richardson, Executive Director
Kansas Learning Forward

"Rarely are school leaders presented with a comprehensive leadership book that addresses all the players in the educational arena—the leader, community members, instructional staff and students.  The expertise shared by the authors—a business executive and a former superintendent/leadership coach—provide exercises, tools, and resources designed to break the sound barrier of limiting beliefs for each of these populations. The stories included from courageous school leaders offer hope to practicing practitioners intent on using the expertise inside their system to bring lasting instructional change for all the students they serve.  Bravo!"

Edna Harris, Coaching for Results founding member
Coaching for Results

"Releasing Leadership Brilliance brings together work from several major educational researchers and cohesively forms practical strategies, techniques, and tools for educational leaders."

Glen Ishiwata, Retired Superintendent
Moreland School District, San Jose, CA

"The language in the book speaks directly to educators. The book contains the right mix of fact, life, and guidance. The authors have authenticity by virtue of having lived the experiences."

Neil MacNeill, Head Master
Ellenbrook Independent Primary School, WA Australia

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