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Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail

November 2018 | 152 pages | Corwin
Introduction: Making the World Go Round
Chapter 1. The Nature and Need for Nuance
Nuance: A Subtle Difference in or Shade of Meaning, Expression, or Sound  
Surfacers vs. Nuancers  
Leonardo da Vinci: The Patron Saint of Nuance  
Nuance: Never More Needed Than Now  
The Nature of Nuanced Leadership  
The Nuanced Leadership Framework  
Chapter 2. Jointly Determined: Be Right at the End of the Meeting
The Prevalence of Bad Leadership  
Joint Determination  
Case Example One: Bastow Institute—The Problem of Declining Levels of Principal Well-Being  
Case Example Two: Districtwide Transformation to “Deep Learning”  
Case Example Three: Garden Grove Unified School District—School Turnaround  
Case Example Four: Turning Around Persistently Failing Schools  
Benjamin Adlard Primary School: England  
Conclusion: Integrative Leadership  
Chapter 3. Adaptability: Learn and Lead in Equal Measure
Case Example Five: Rescuing Education From Technology  
Case Example Six: The Toronto District School Board  
Malloy’s Startup  
Process and Content  
Chapter 4. Culture-Based Accountability: Trust and Interact
The Fruitless Pursuit of Top-Down Accountability  
Ingredients of Culture-Based Accountability  
1. Use the Group  
2. Precision Over Prescription  
3. Feedback: Collaboration, Candor, and Autonomy  
4. Trust and Interact vs. Trust but Verify  
5. See the Forest and the Trees  
6. Accountability as Culture  
Examples of Natural Accountability Linked to Results  
Case Example Nine: Queensland, Australia  
Case Example Ten: Whittier Unified School District, California  
Culture Counts  
Chapter 5. Nuanced Leaders and the World
More Macro  
Learners and Change Agents: Attack Inequity and Thrive on Every Level  
Being and Becoming a Nuanced Leader  
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