Praise for Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader
"This is a must–read for aspiring and practicing school leaders. Rob Evans provides a uniquely insightful look into what it takes to be a successful school leader the qualities, characteristics, and behaviors which are necessary to meet today′s challenges and obstacles." Tom Scott, Ed.D., executive director, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents
"This book confirms the importance and power of leadership. The insights gained through an understanding of ′the secrets′ act as a true compass for all who are entrusted with the youth of America in our schools." John E. Deasy, Ph.D., former superintendent of schools, Prince Georges County Public School District, Maryland
"What an extraordinary and insightful gift this book is to aspiring, current, and future school leaders! Rob Evans has moved away from general and simplistic concepts about leadership to give us timely and unique insights into the complex and highly nuanced facets of leading schools. . . . Evans has, in his own wonderful way, shared with us wisdom gleaned from working with school leaders all over the country." Reveta Bowers, head of school, The Center for Early Education
"Filled with Evans′s typical astute observations and spell–binding anecdotes, this book will help any school leader re–center and focus on getting the impossible done with grace and confidence." Patrick Bassett, president, National Association of Independent Schools
"Rob Evans′s spoken words have had a powerful influence on the personal and professional lives of so many educators I encounter. So will these written words! Highly recommended for all school leaders." Roland S. Barth, author, Learning by Heart
1. The First Secret: When You Go to See the Wizard, Take Toto.
2. The Second Secret: They′ll Never Understand.
3. The Third Secret: Change Is What It Means.
4. The Fourth Secret: Bite Off What You Can Chew.
5. The Fifth Secret: Be Your Best, Bold Self.
6. The Sixth Secret: Nourish to Flourish.
7. The Seventh Secret: From Savvy to Wise: Look Out for Number One.
Robert Evans, Ed.D., is a clinical and organizational psychologist and director of the Human Relations Service in Wellesley, Massachusetts. A former high school and preschool teacher, he has served as a consultant to hundreds of schools throughout the United States and around the world offering training and long–term support for teachers, administrators, boards, and parents. He is a contributor to key educational publications, including Education Week, Educational Leadership, and Phi Delta Kappan and the author of the books The Human Side of School Change and Family Matters (both from Jossey–Bass).