A HANDBOOK FOR HELPING YOUR SCHOOL ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS
"Tom Sergiovanni has done it again...given all of us in this embattled, adrift profession something to provoke, inspire, and hang onto. I′d recommend this timely and consequential volume in a heartbeat!"
Roland Barth, founding director, Harvard Principals′ Center
"In this age of accountability, when school administrators are more likely to wrest compliance than build commitment, Tom Sergiovanni reminds us that effective leadership is moral, purposeful, and collaborative. In this fine book, Sergiovanni not only builds a compelling case for value–added leadership, but also shows how to make it happen."
Susan Moore Johnson, Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Any principal, teacher, or superintendent who seeks to ′Strengthen the Heartbeat′ will find her own quickened by this remarkable text that mines essential truths and virtues while so clearly connecting trust, vision, culture, and leadership to student and school success. Sergiovanni′s new work offers hope and larity in a time of conflicting agenda and puzzling priorities."
Linda Lambert, professor emeritus, California State University, Hayward
"Tom Sergiovanni never lets us down, each successive volume bringing us closer to the moral, social, and intellectual purpose of school education and the nature of leadership which sustains it. This book is a timely reminder of just how powerful leadership can be when its focus is on learning."
John MacBeath, professor of educational leadership, Cambridge University