School Leader Problem-Solving Skills: Situational Judgment Tests from School Leaders is designed with the aspiring or beginning administrator in mind to help them grow in their role and become effective problem-solvers. The challenges presented in this book are real scenarios from practicing administrators. Each scenario includes answer options as well as the solutions utilized by the contributor. Additionally, the book includes a link to the Leader Acumen SELF assessment. This tool allows those to consider their leadership skillset in the context of the leader imperatives of credibility, competence, the ability to inspire, vision, and the soft skills of emotional intelligence.
Dr. Wanda Maulding Green and Dr. Ed Leonard have served in leadership roles in both the K12 and higher education for over 40 years. As current university faculty, they enjoy training practicing and aspiring leaders and are sought after for their coaching skills by both higher ed institutions as well as school districts.
About the Contributors
Chapter 1: Situational Judgment Tests
Chapter 2: Lessons on CREDIBILITY
CREDIBILITY SJTsAuthor’s Answer Options for CREDIBILITY SJT’s
Chapter 3: Lessons on COMPETENCE
Author’s Answer Options for COMPETENCE SJT’s
Chapter 4: Lessons on ABILITY to INSPIRE
ABILITY to INSPIRE SJTs
Author’s Answer Options for ABILITY to INSPIRE SJT’s
Chapter 5: Lessons on VISION
Author’s Answer Options for VISION SJT’s
Chapter 6: Lessons on EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE/SOFT SKILLS
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE/SOFT SKILLS SJT’s
Author’s Answer Options for EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE/SOFT
Chapter 7: AUTHORS’ SOLULTIONS FOR SJTs
ABILITY TO INSPIRE
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE/SOFT SKILLS
Appendix A – Small Group cards
Appendix B – LEAD Interpretation Chart
Appendix C – Leadership Orientation
Appendix D – Fun at Work
Appendix E − Self-Knowledge
Appendix F – Activities to Improve Your Leader Acumen
I am so excited to see that Dr. Wanda Maulding Green and Dr. Ed Leonard have collaborated once again to share their wisdom with our educational leaders. I have been blessed to see them in action as they guide school leaders through a process of self-reflection and goal setting. Their focus on real-world scenarios and the use of emotional intelligence to drive school culture is truly difference-making
If you're looking to improve your leadership skills, whether you're a beginner or an experienced leader, you should definitely check out this book written by Dr. Maulding Green and Dr. Leonard. It provides leadership imperatives and real-world scenarios that can help leaders evaluate their daily practices from various perspectives. It's a great resource for anyone who wants to enhance their soft skills and decision-making abilities with ease and confidence.
This text is a perfect resource for any leadership training course. Drs. Maulding Green and Leonard have once again captured real-life scenarios from practicing administrators to improve the growth of both aspiring and practicing leaders. A bonus of the text is that the assessment that is utilized with the training is included in the book. In tandem with a group or on your own, you can see how you ‘measure up’ to other administrators on the five leader imperatives of Leader Acumen.