Reframing the path to school leadership : a guide for teachers and principals

| January 20, 2011

Title: Reframing the Path to School Leadership : A Guide for Teachers and Principals

Authors: Bolman, Lee G. and Deal, Terrence E.

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, c2010.

Call No.: LB2805 .B58 2010

About the Authors:

Lee Bolman is an author, scholar, consultant and speaker who currently holds the Marion Bloch Missouri Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

He has written numerous books on leadership and organizations, including the forthcoming Reframing Academic Leadership (expected 2011), with Joan Gallos.  His books with Terry Deal include The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power (2006); Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership (1991, 1997, 2003; 2008); Leading with Soul: an Uncommon Journey of Spirit (1995; 2001);  Reframing the Path to School Leadership (2002; 2010); Escape from Cluelessness: a Guide for the Organizationally-Challenged (2000);  Becoming a Teacher Leader (1994); and Modern Approaches to Understanding and Managing Organizations (1984). Bolman and Deal’s books have been translated into more than ten languages.  His publications also include numerous cases, chapters, and articles in scholarly and professional journals.

Lee consults and lectures worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities and schools. He holds a B.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. Prior to assuming his current position, he taught four years at Carnegie-Mellon University  and more than twenty years at Harvard.  His administrative roles at UMKC include  Interim Dean of the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, and chair of the department of Organizations, Leadership and Marketing.  At Harvard he served as director and principal investigator for the National Center for Educational Leadership and for the Harvard School Leadership Academy, with a total of $3 million in external funding.  He was also  educational chair for two Harvard executive programs — the Institute for Educational Management and the Management Development program.

He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Joan Gallos, the youngest of his six children, Bradley, and an irrepressible Cockapoo, Douglas McGregor.

Terrence E. Deal is the Irving R. Melbo Professor at University of Southern California’s Rossier School. He is an internationally known lecturer and author who has written numerous books on leadership and organizations. In addition to those written with Lee Bolman, he is the coauthor of Corporate Cultures (with Alan Kennedy, 1982) and Shaping School Culture (with Kent Peterson, 1999).

From the Publisher:

Powerful mental tools for navigating the complicated issues of everyday school life!

Ideal for new and experienced educators, this second edition of the bestseller presents dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how reframing challenges can generate tremendous potential for classroom and school leadership. This updated edition provides leadership lesson summaries, solid strategies, and reflective questions that help teachers and principals grow in their practice through the use of four defining lenses:

  • Political: individual versus group power
  • Human resources: individual needs and motives
  • Structural: clear goals and responsibilities
  • Symbolic: culture, meaning, belief, and faith

On the Web: http://www.leebolman.com/bio.htm