Essentials for New Principals: Seven Steps to Becoming Successful – Key Expectations and Skills presents seven new principal steps revealing how first-year principals can develop into a successful school leaders. Moreover, essential leadership skills and key expectations are advanced to aid new principals.
Each of the seven steps are identified, clarified, exemplified, and amplified in what serves as a most informative, instructive, and compelling text.
Dr. Richard Sorenson is professor emeritus at The University of Texas at El Paso where he served as department chairperson and director of the Principal Preparation Program. During his career he has taught school-based budgeting, school personnel, educational law, and numerous other administrative leadership courses.
Chapter 1The New Principal: The Administrative Role – Then and Now
Chapter 2Step #1 – Advance Critical New Principal Skills: Develop a Plan for Success
Chapter 3Step #2 – The Leadership Absolutes Vital to Confidently Experiencing Todays Principalship, Part 1: How to Identify, Acknowledge, and Incorporate the Seven Absolutes Essential to New Principal Success
Is the Challenge an Opportunity or is the Opportunity a Challenge?
Chapter 4Step #2 – The Leadership Absolutes Vital to Confidently Experiencing Todays Principalship, Part 2: Absolute #7 – How to Successfully Endure, Transcend, and Survive the Seven Emergent Forces Challenging the New Principal Role
Standing Firm and Facing the Force of the Emerging Winds
Chapter 5Step #3 – Learn the Ropes: New Principal Expectations, Position Responsibilities, and Skill Sets to Positively Influence New Principal Leadership
Chapter 6Step #4 – Acknowledge and Understand School Norms, Traditions, and Customs: What New Principals Must Know to Survive
Chapter 7Step #5 – Recognize and Value Essential Characteristics of the Learning Community: Factors New Principals Must Know and Understand
Chapter 8Step #6 – Appreciate and Incorporate Policies, Regulations, and Procedures: New Principal Legal Responsibilities
Chapter 9Step #7 – Enhance Personal Attributes Critical to a New Principal’s Success: The Leadership Protocol
About the Author
Dr. Richard Sorenson has skillfully created an introduction for new principals. His compelling and well organized Essentials for New Principals narrative is loaded with interesting stories, captivating case studies, and helpful examples. New school leaders who put Dr. Sorenson’s principles into practice will be successful, respected, and appreciated.
In the crucial book Essentials for New Principals: Seven Steps to Becoming Successful: Key Expectations and Skills, Dr. Richard Sorenson has once again gifted both aspiring and present principals with a road map to develop the necessary skills, attributes, and responsibilities indispensable to becoming strong instructional and compassionate leaders!
Essentials for New Principals: Seven Steps to Becoming Successful – Key Expectations and Skills is a great resource for all those wanting not only to survive but to thrive in the principalship! Dr. Sorenson provides a practical approach in which new principals can maneuver not only the responsibilities of the position, but continuously grow professionally!