Sustainable Leadership

reviewed by Richard Sorenson - 2006

coverTitle: Sustainable Leadership
Author(s): Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787968382 , Pages: 325, Year: 2006
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Change in education is easy to propose, hard to implement, and extraordinarily difficult to sustain (Hargreaves & Fink, 2006, p. 1). Sound familiar?  I am sure it does if you have spent any time in a school leadership role!  Continuous, sustainable educational improvement is possible.  However, it is most dependent on successful leadership.  Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink make such a case in their book Sustainable Leadership and further note a relevant truism: “Making leadership sustainable is difficult too” (p. 1).  This easy-to-read text is full of such principles, each of which makes the book a powerful and timely read.  This book addresses one area of school leadership that is a most important, yet often neglected subject in education today: educational improvement as correlated with leadership sustainability.  Kouzes and Posner (1995), support such an integrated concept in their classic read The Leadership Challenge by relating the following:  “There are monumental differences... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1541-1544 ID Number: 12261, Date Accessed: 4/16/2021 7:45:27 AM

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