My leadership style

This evening, I was asked to contribute to a graduate level assignment on leadership; and tonight I blog my responses, which I dedicate to my principal friends. 1. What is your administrative style? This question can be answered from a variety of lenses, but I will pull from two resources in particular: 1) John Hattie, Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, whose research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning. Hattie synthesized than 800 meta-studies covering more than 80 million students over 15 years of research about…

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“I would prefer not to.”

The setup (i.e. the summary of the summary of Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener (by way of Sparks Notes ) The Lawyer, the narrator of the story, has already been surprised once before by Bartleby’s refusal to examine a document, as all scriveners (law-copyists) are required to do. Bartleby said he would “prefer not to,” and the Lawyer was so surprised that he hadn’t argued with him. A few days after this incident, there is a large document to be examined. The Lawyer calls in all his employees to work on the examination. But when he calls Bartleby to assist as well, the scrivener…

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