- xiv, 102 pages ; 26 cm
- Additional Authors
- Marzano, Robert J.,Rains, Cameron L.,
- "The role of the leader has simply become too expansive for a single individual. While old expectations have been kept, new ones keep getting added. In education, leaders are now expected to be proficient not only in management, but in pedagogy, instruction, assessment, curriculum, technology, current research, staff evaluation processes, data analysis and so much more. There simply are not enough hours in the day for a leader to be successful; at least not if he or she is trying to do it all alone. But all is not lost! There is a way to lead that protects the sanity of administrators, strengthens organizations and increases success. Collaborative leadership is about capitalizing on others' strengths and skills in order to enable leadership to be about "us" instead of about "me." It involves looking at leadership as bigger than a single individual. It is the understanding that it is through sharing the leadership responsibilities that success is achieved. While collaboration is people working together, collaborative leadership is about people leading together. This book is written by educators, for educators. Anyone in an educational leadership position, or desiring to be in such a position, can use this book to learn about and develop their own skillsets in regard to collaborative leadership. We recognize this and have written this book to assist with promoting positive organizational growth through the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for collaborative leadership. This book is a comprehensive look at collaborative leadership"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Understanding collaborative leadership -- Understanding yourself as a collaborative leader -- Building trust as a collaborative leader -- Visioning as a part of collaborative leadership -- Building teams of leaders -- Supporting collaboratively led teams with structures and tools -- Leading the work of collaboratively led teams -- Helping teams stay focused on the right work -- Communicating as a collaborative leader.