Our schools now face a demand for productivity and accountability that is greater than ever before. Many school leaders are ill prepared to implement a system that will use real time data to monitor, manage and make the teaching/learning activity in the school more effective. This book introduces school leaders to such a system and provides the concepts and “hand on tools” that will guide them in their efforts to draw people together in pursuit of a common goal and to bring out the best performance from the people with whom they work.
This is a masterful synthesis of the seemingly separate works of five men who are highly acclaimed authorities in their individual fields. Skoglund skillfully shows us how the works of these seminal writers are not only interwoven, but when used individually or collectively, make practical contributions to the continuous improvement of any organization. (Dr. W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA and former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA))
Dr. Skoglund has developed a wonderfully practical application of some of the best conceptual frameworks for the improvement of our institutions. His years of on the ground experience in implementing these ideas makes this book remarkably useful for those trying to reform and improve their organizations. (James K. Zaharis, vice-president, Greater Phoenix Leadership)
A very thought provoking manual with authentic applications for transformational leadership. The application sections will cause the reader to explore authentic opportunities for changing organizational practice and culture. (Steve Myers, superintendent, Educational Service District 105, Yakima, WA)
Keep a journal handy to jot down any ‘ahas’, insights and inspirations that occur as you read. I assure you that there will be many. (Judy Ness, educational consultant, Seattle, WA.)
Dr. Skoglund has taken leadership development to a new level. He brings together the salient research on change facilitation, motivation and systems theory and then provides you with practical methods, using this knowledge, to elevate your own level of performance as well as the level of performance of those with whom you work.(Alice Wells, executive director, Arizona Chapter of ASCD, president, Soroptimist International)