"I loved this book! The need for resiliency is there for anyone in a leadership position, and this book provides the reader with tips and techniques on how to maintain that resiliency."
"Elle Napolitano has written the quintessential book on educational leadership. Grounded in theory, drawn from her own experience, and based on numerous interviews with school leaders Napolitano uses cohesive strategies, explicit cases, and an array of inventories designed to help school leaders reflect on their strengths as well as weaknesses. This is a must-read for every administrator."
“In Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Leadership Elle Allison-Napolitano speaks directly to each reader in a voice full of enthusiasm and spirit. As a result this book on leadership succeeds where many fail in that it actually provides the energy to go along with its strong content. The numerous leadership stories are part of the secret of this book, but, in addition, it’s the way in which Elle sits with the reader and speaks with a voice of experience that never loses its 'bounce.' She has been there, and she truly understands the power and the rewards of resil
“Public education's 21st century leaders are being challenged with the daunting task of making America's students college and career competitive in a global society. Leadership resilience is the linchpin of 21st century leadership survival and success. Allison-Napolitano’s book is an insightful guide to resilience and is a MUST read for today's leaders and aspiring leaders.”
“As a school administrator how do you stay positive and continually look for ways to improve your school in the face of mounting challenges? After reading this book you will be able to stay positive and take your school to new heights.”
“While reading the section on ‘renewal’ I was reminded of how important it is to change routines and relish in the beauty of what is around me on a daily basis. I got up from the computer, went on a quick walk in my desert neighborhood. The bonus was seeing a hot air balloon floating overhead! I would have missed it! The balloon reminded me to take a bird’s eye perspective on what might seem like vast problems and challenges. Kudos to this author!”
“Drawing on a wealth of relevant research literature, Dr. Allison provides practical strategies and tools for assessing and building resilience. Supported by case studies that will resonate with educational leaders, she presents a model of resilience as a discipline to be practiced. I highly recommend her book to support both novice and veteran leaders and their teams looking to continually improve individual and organizational capacity to ‘bounce forward.’”
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