In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by today's school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. Reeves contends that program overload not only taxes leadership resources, but actually hurts rather than improves student performance. Drawing on recent research findings, this book shows how leaders can pare down from a proliferation of initiatives to dertermine what is truly most important based on their local concerns, challenges, populations, and other school factors. Identifying a specific set of leadership practices that are more strongly associated with improvments in student achievement, Reeves provides explicit guidelines for how school leaders can improve their most critical leadership decisions.
Finding Your Leadership Focus
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University