Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success (review)

Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success (review) when they say on page 84, "Others ignored the admonition to bury emotions and shared their passion for their work, their excitement, happiness, and sometimes their despair and sadness." In education, teachers, leaders, and those who interact with students in schools should express their emotions in a healthy way on a regular basis because it helps to demonstrate to students how to handle their emotions properly, which is an important life skill they need to learn. An important lesson that administrators, faculty, and teachers can glean from this book is in regard to relational leadership. The relational leadership trait that women demonstrate provides a collegial sense of community, compared with the traditional top-down approach. The old adage "There is strength in numbers" comes to mind with this attribute. If a school or university is struggling with an issue, coming together for a common purpose or goal to alleviate it may help to turn things around if that is not the usual method of operation. Another lesson to be learned from the authors is about the importance of cognitive shifts: "To create transformational change, it is necessary to step outside the situation, make sense of it, and reframe the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of General Education Penn State University Press

Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success (review)

The Journal of General Education, Volume 61 (1) – Mar 22, 2012

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when they say on page 84, "Others ignored the admonition to bury emotions and shared their passion for their work, their excitement, happiness, and sometimes their despair and sadness." In education, teachers, leaders, and those who interact with students in schools should express their emotions in a healthy way on a regular basis because it helps to demonstrate to students how to handle their emotions properly, which is an important life skill they need to learn. An important lesson that administrators, faculty, and teachers can glean from this book is in regard to relational leadership. The relational leadership trait that women demonstrate provides a collegial sense of community, compared with the traditional top-down approach. The old adage "There is strength in numbers" comes to mind with this attribute. If a school or university is struggling with an issue, coming together for a common purpose or goal to alleviate it may help to turn things around if that is not the usual method of operation. Another lesson to be learned from the authors is about the importance of cognitive shifts: "To create transformational change, it is necessary to step outside the situation, make sense of it, and reframe the

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Published: Mar 22, 2012

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