Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success
What can 21st century educators learn from the example of a 19th century president? In this intriguing and insightful book, Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins show how the legacy of Abraham Lincoln can guide today s education leaders--principals, teachers, superintendents, and others--as they tackle large-scale challenges, such as closing the achievement gap, and everyday issues,...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 22nd 2010 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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This book is designed to be a reflective tool for educators to use in building their leadership skills, based upon the example set by Abraham Lincoln. The authors divide the book into ten chapters, each one of which addresses a skill or quality that Lincoln possessed that educators could use in their own leadership roles. Lincoln was remarkable humble, open to criticism and advice, was able to overcome personal troubles, was a lifelong learner, and a great communicator who stayed true to his vis...more
A solid book that takes examples of Lincoln demonstrating/developing leadership and then applying the principles from those examples to educational leadership today. It was a quick read, but it inspired me to engage the book through notes and questions in the margins.
One of the best books I've read on instructional leadership. I highly recommend it for anyone in a school leadership position, either at the school or district level. Lincoln's leadership practices serve as a model for current practices and as a lesson to today's leaders.
As a Director of Humanities in a school district, this book is useful due to its historical context as well as it's lessons on leadership. I loved the weaving of Lincoln's speeches into the narrative, as he was an incredible (thoughtful, and deliberate) writer from whom we can all learn.
Not really motivational or inspiring but insightful and applicable to this high school principal and student of both Lincoln and Leadership. It is a great concept for a book. It does get better and clearer and more connected as you read. Ultimately quite good.