In a review of McREL’s Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School on SmartBlog on Education, Fred Ende of the Putnam Northern Westchester (New York) BOCES says what the book does, that many others don’t, is “rely more on research and meta-analyses than anecdotes and experiences” to explain how to become an effective school leader.
He also describes his three most valuable take-aways from the book, including:
- You can never ask “why” too many times.
- Just because we’re focused on the right change for our schools and buildings doesn’t mean we’re employing the right behaviors to make that change.
- When we lead, we can’t just worry about the relationships we have with others. We have to cultivate the relationship development between others too.