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"Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing" by Stephen Tierney is a book that explores the principles and practices of effective leadership in the education sector. The book covers a range of topics, including the importance of being an authentic and ethical leader, the role of knowledge and expertise in leadership, and the skills and strategies needed to effectively lead and manage schools.

Stephen also provides practical examples and case studies to illustrate key points, and offers tips and guidance for educators looking to improve their leadership skills.

The book is written in a practical and accessible style, and is suitable for educators of all levels who are looking to improve their leadership skills and build positive and effective schools.

Quotes from book:

  1. "Effective leadership is about being authentic and true to oneself."
  2. "The most successful leaders are those who are able to balance the demands of their role with the needs of their team and the broader community."
  3. "Leadership is not about being the boss, but about being a servant to others and working towards the greater good."
  4. "To be an effective leader, you must have a strong sense of self-awareness and self-regulation."
  5. "Effective leadership is about building positive relationships and creating a culture of trust and respect within the team."
  6. "Knowledge and expertise are essential components of effective leadership, as they allow leaders to make informed decisions and guide their teams to success."
  7. "Leadership is not about command and control, but about empowering others to reach their full potential."
  8. "Effective leaders are able to adapt and respond to changing circumstances, and are willing to learn and grow in the face of challenges."
  9. "The key to successful leadership is the ability to create a vision and inspire others to work towards a common goal."
  10. "Effective leaders are able to balance the competing demands of their role and create a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within their team."

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"School leaders who wish to explore their own strengths and potential should read this book. I had I had this book when I first started out in school leadership since it also gives a great example of how they can be used in a school setting.