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Michael Gilbert, Ed. D., is a former school administrator and university professor of educational leadership, with an active professional career spanning 45 years. He has been involved in researching and consulting on communication and interaction for the past 35 years.
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Foreword – Dr. Taibi Kahler
Section I. RAW MATERIALS: LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS
Chapter 1: THE BEGINNING STAGE
Chapter 2: CHAOS: THE WRINKLING OF ORDER AND LOGIC
Chapter 3: THE START OF COMMUNICATION
Chapter 4: COMMUNICATION BLUEPRINTS: DIFFERENT TOOLS FOR DIFFERENT BUILDERS
Section II.BUILDING BLOCKS: PURE EDUCATOR PERSONALITIES
Chapter 5: PURE HARMONIZER: BARBARA
Chapter 6: PURE THINKER: ALFRED
Chapter 7: PURE PERSISTER: MATTHEW
Chapter 8: PURE IMAGINER: DOROTHY
Chapter 9: PURE REBEL: ANGIE
Chapter 10: PURE PROMOTER: DOUG
Section III. PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER: BUILDING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Chapter 11: DEALING WITH CONFLICT
Chapter 12: SOLVING PROBLEM COOPERATIVELY: A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS
Chapter 13: Changing Leadership Behavior
EPILOGUE: Installing the Capstones
With Saying it Right, Gilbert has provided the definitive guide on understanding the nature, purpose, and power of interpersonal communication. Even better, this book offers a blueprint for applying this behavioral technology with all different personality types. A must-have for any leader.
— Nate Regier, PhD, CEO of Next Element; author, “Beyond Drama, Conflict Without Casualties, and Seeing People Through”
If you adhere to the fact that effective communication is a requisite skill for effective leadership, then Saying It Right: Tools for Deft Leadership is a must have reference for your library. Michael Gilbert provides his readers with a literal toolbox of techniques for effective communication. Each technique is designed to enhance leadership skills, listening skills, and help leaders engage in garble-free messaging. This book provides a blueprint for success and will serves as a tremendous resource for all who read it.
— Thomas L. Williams, EdD, Professor Emeritus Department of Teacher Education California State University, Sacramento
I have known Dr. Michael Gilbert for many years and have come to value his clear thinking and succinct way of transmitting knowledge. He is a man of integrity with a broad and deep understanding of human behaviour. If you do not know him, you will discover how he adds value, in the pages of this book. If you know him already, you will want to read this latest offering.
— John Parr, MSc, Process Communication Model Certifying Master Trainer, Emotional Assertiveness CMT, CQSW, CTA (P)
The "organizational insanity" of education institutions is played over and over again as leaders continue to look for inputs to solve problems related to gaps in program implementation and inefficiency. Michael Gilbert reminds us that the time and effort put into effective communication will do more to create and sustain thriving organizations than the abundance of programs and applications in which we so readily invest.
— John D. Tackett, EdD, Superintendent, Lonoke (Arkansas) School District