Start Right Now

Author: Todd Whittaker
Publisher:
ISBN: 1946444359
Release Date: 2017-01-18
Genre:

Are You Ready to Take the First Step Toward Excellence? What does it take to be the very best teacher--or the very best leader? What sets excellent educators apart from their peers? And how can you join their ranks? In their work leading up to Start. Right. Now. Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul, and Jimmy Casas studied educators from across the nation and discovered four key behaviors of excellence: Excellent Leaders and Teachers... Know the Way From their content to best practices, these educators know their stuff. Show the Way Casting a bright vision for the future, these educators see possibilities where others see problems. Go the Way Leading by example is a way of life for the very best. and Grow Each Day A focus on personal and professional development helps these educators succeed. Wherever you are on your journey as an educator, choose to become even greater still--our kids are worth it. Start. Right. Now.

Start Right Now

Author: Todd Whittaker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996989684
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Genre:

In their work leading up to Start. Right. Now. Whitaker, Zoul, and Casas studied educators across the nation and discovered four behaviors of excellence: Excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day. If you are ready to take the first step toward excellence, this book will put you on the right path.

Teach Smart

Author: P J Caposey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317657132
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Education

Transform your classroom from teacher-centered to learner-centered! This book shows you how with eleven easy-to-implement strategies you can use immediately to put students at the center! Get your students geared up for success and high achievement with great ideas for providing a roadmap; giving the work back; differentiating daily instruction; communicating for your audience, not to your audience; giving students choices; planning intentional engagement; asking better questions, and so much more! For each strategy, you get a clear example of what it looks like in action, as well as a breakdown of how to make it work in your classroom!

What Connected Educators Do Differently

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317566427
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Education

Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas are widely acclaimed experts on teaching and leading and are pioneers in the education twitterverse, and now they are sharing their best practices! In What Connected Educators Do Differently, they show how being a connected educator—by using social media to connect with peers across the country and even across the globe—will greatly enhance your own learning and your success in a school or classroom. You’ll find out how to create a personal and professional learning network to share resources and ideas, gain support, and make an impact on others. By customizing your professional development in this way, you’ll be able to learn what you want, how you want, when you want. Best of all, you’ll become energized and inspired by all the great ideas out there and how you can contribute, benefiting both you and your students. Whether you are a teacher or school leader, you will come away from this book with step-by-step advice and fresh ideas to try immediately. Being a connected educator has never been easier or more important than it is right now!

Culturize

Author: Jimmy Casas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1946444766
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Genre:

Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School. Average schools don't inspire greatness--and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these "soft skills" can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of twenty-first-century learning. You'll learn... How to reach those who seem unreachable What to do when students disengage or drop out of school How to ensure your learners feel cared for and empowered How to create an environment where all learners are challenged and inspired to be their best ______ "Jimmy Casas guides readers to understand that school culture must be a daily focal point for all school leaders." --Beverly Hutton, Ed.D., Deputy Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) "No matter your title or profession, page after page of this book will inspire you." --Kayla Delzer, CEO, Top Dog Teaching Inc. "Read this book to culturize your school and to live your excellence--every day." --Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools

A Vertical and Horizontal Framework for Innovative Teaching

Author: Hassan Sabere Ed. Spec
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 9781480937024
Release Date: 2017-03-23
Genre: Education

A Vertical and Horizontal Framework for Innovative Teaching by Hassan Sabere Ed. Spec In A Vertical and Horizontal Framework for Innovative Teaching, Mr. Sabere provides a step-by-step blueprint - prescribing what, when, and how best teaching practices can be applied in order to lead to excellence in teaching and learning. When applied consistently, this book and its principles will enable educators and parents to effectively carry out the important task of teaching a new generation of learners.

How to Lead When You re Not in Charge

Author: Clay Scroggins
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310531586
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Religion

"This book will be one of the most, if not the most, pivotal leadership books you'll ever read." - Andy Stanley "If you're ready to lead right where you are, this book can show you how to start." - Dave Ramsey "Read this book! The marketplace is full of leadership messages, but this one is a stand out." - Louie Giglio Are you letting your lack of authority paralyze you? One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority and learn to unleash their influence wherever they are. With practical wisdom and humor, Clay Scroggins will help you nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization. And he will free you to become the great leader you want to be so you can make a difference right where you are. Even when you're not in charge. X

School Culture Recharged

Author: Steve Gruenert
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416623458
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Genre: Education

Why do some schools succeed while others struggle? Why do policies and programs often fail to deliver what they promise? In this follow-up to their insightful School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It, authors Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school’s culture and staff. Written as a standalone guide, School Culture Recharged clarifies the difference between culture and climate and zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including * Moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; * Using the school’s culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; * Maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and * Developing organizational habits--rules and rituals--that can contribute to positive change. For education leaders at all levels, this book delivers a compelling message: Understanding and harnessing the transformative power of school culture can propel your school into the kind of place where teachers want to work, administrators can focus on what matters most, and students can thrive.

Renegade Leadership

Author: Brad R. Gustafson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781506334226
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Education

Get ready to be a renegade with this how-to leadership guide. We’re all looking for the next best tech tool, but why don’t we have the same progressive appetite for pedagogy that we have for technology? Renegade leadership may be the answer we need. Merging best practice with innovation, renegade leadership is student-centered, intertwining equity, culture, and technology. Using research, vignettes, and renegade profiles, this book challenges you to lead in the digital age by: Applying transformational tenets of connected pedagogy Increasing your leadership in curriculum, cultural proficiency, and school improvement Leading staff meetings, planning professional development, and improving student learning Don’t miss the free podcasts, flipped book study, and more on the Renegade Leadership website.

Shifting the Monkey

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 9781936763115
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Education

Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these “monkeys” back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization.

A World class Education

Author: Vivien Stewart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416613749
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

In the 20th century, the United States was the world leader in education--the first country to achieve universal secondary education and the first to expand higher education beyond the elite class. Now other countries are catching up and leaping ahead--in high school graduation rates, in the quality and equity of their K-12 education systems, and in the proportion of students graduating from college. It is not that American education has gotten worse so much that education in other parts of the world has gotten so much better, so fast. Designed to promote conversation about how to educate students for a rapidly changing and increasingly borderless and innovation-based world, this comprehensive and illuminating book from international education expert Vivien Stewart is not about casting blame; it is about understanding what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools--at the national, state, and local level--might do differently and better. Here, you'll consider * How the U.S. education system fares against emerging international standards of excellence. * The policies, practices, and priorities of the world's best-performing systems, along with specific ideas for adapting these approaches for U.S. schools. * The common factors characteristic of high-performing and rapidly improving systems. * New models of 21st century teaching and leadership and ways to modernize curriculum, instruction, and assessment. * How technology and international exchange can help the United States close performance gaps and reach new levels of excellence and equity. Learning goes both ways, Stewart writes. Other countries have learned a great deal from the United States, and now it is time for American educators to open their eyes to other nations' globally-minded and future-focused practices, leverage existing assets, and create a truly world-class education system for this generation of students and generations to come.

A School Leader s Guide to Excellence

Author: Carmen Farina
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325060924
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Education

"The first priority for school leaders is to understand that problems cannot define a vision nor become its end point. Instead, they are opportunities to include stakeholders in formulating the vision." - Carmen Farina and Laura Kotch This updated edition of A School Leader's Guide to Excellence models exactly how current Chancellor of New York City Public Schools, Carmen Farina, and former Executive Director of Professional Development for the New York City Department of Education, Laura Kotch, transform struggling schools and make good schools great. Carmen and Laura "believe that conversations and collaboration work better than competition and isolation, and that excellence can be shared and replicated. The building blocks of what works well in one classroom or school can be exported to build consistency and community across classrooms and schools." Their plan shows precisely how to envision success and share your plan, collaborate inside your building and outside it to build the momentum for change then focus everyone's energy toward accomplishing even your highest goals.

The Leader The Teacher amp You

Author: Siong Guan Lim
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781783263790
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Former Head of the Singapore Civil Service Mr Lim Siong Guan now shares his diverse experiences and fresh insights on leadership in his exclusive new book, The Leader, The Teacher & You. As a former Permanent Secretary in ministries, including the Ministry of Defence, the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Finance, and former chairman of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board, the indefatigable public servant has contributed greatly to Singapore's success, introducing innovative policies and practices at each turn, which have greatly enhanced drive and performance across the board. Most notably, he is known for his pursuit of excellence, especially in spearheading the Public Service for the 21st Century (PS21) movement, to develop organizational excellence. From Singapore's early years of government to its emergence as a prosperous metropolis, Lim has served the nation tirelessly through the years. In The Leader, The Teacher & You, Lim puts forth a fresh take on the notion of leadership as other-centered, with the focus on enabling others to be the best they can be. This noble vision of leadership is elaborated and built upon through the sharing of his experiences, in particular the memorable lessons and deep-seated convictions he has had while serving under Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime Minister, and Dr Goh Keng Swee, Singapore's First Deputy Prime Minister. Different types of leadership, such as personal and position leadership are touched upon as the author encourages leaders to take an active role in empowering those they lead and spurring them on to excellence. Coming from a man who has helmed many distinguished organizations, Mr Lim's insights on core values essential for organizational excellence are also not to be missed. The book offers practical and down-to-earth advice for leaders in all walks of life. For leaders who genuinely care for the people they lead and hope to make a difference in their lives, this book will be a crucial guide. Contents: The Teacher:My TeachersOpportunities and ObligationsLearning by DoingSystems for SuccessGovernance and PS21Culture and ValuesThe Leader:LeadershipThe Pursuit of ExcellencePosition LeadershipPersonal LeadershipChallenges:Be YourselfBe the Best That You Can BeBuild Your Life with Pride and DignityLearn by DoingThink … and Think AgainPursue Excellence ConstantlyLearn to be a Part of an OrchestraConstantly Prepare for the FutureKnow Where You Want to Get toChoose to See the Best in OthersEmpathise with OthersBelieve that There is a Better Way Readership: Professional, academic, student and lay public interested in the topic of leadership and governance. Key Features:The book is written by a prominent author, the former head of the Singapore Civil Service, who served in government under the founding fathers of Singapore, and lived through the economic and social transformation of Singapore from independenceThe book introduces a new take on leadership (“other-centred leadership”) and excellence (“being the best you can be”)The book provides new insight into the foundational beliefs and values that make for strong nations and organizations, where success and survival are two sides of the same coinKeywords:Leader;Teacher;Leadership;Potential;Influence;Best;PS21Reviews: “Everyone — regardless of profession — will benefit from reading this uniquely designed and highly original book. It is full of human insights, and it has a deep understanding of successful leadership, an appreciation of selflessness as the key to our collective future, an awareness of history's relevance to our lives and an unflinching emphasis on excellence. Siong Guan Lim is one of the most outstanding public servants in any country, and after finishing this book, you will know why.” Senator Bill Bradley Former U.S. Senator and a Managing Director at Allen & Co. United States of America “The Leader, The Teacher & You is a riveting and thoughtful study on leadership based on theory, principles, and experience by a former Head of the Civil Service and one of Singapore's most successful and admired public servants, Siong Guan Lim. It should be read by every student of politics and public policy, and anyone who aspires to play a leadership role. The book which as the author says is ‘part biography, part commentary, and part exposition,’ is loaded with insights into how to work with people, deal with reality, motivate an organization, achieve results, anticipate change, and ensure relevance of the organization. For those who have long puzzled over how Singapore has been able to achieve so much with so little and in short time, it is public servants such as Siong Guan Lim who have made the partnership between the civil service and the elected politicians so fruitful. Through his fascinating account of how he started in his first job as an engineer in the Sewerage Department, went on to be the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, worked with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Dr Goh Keng Swee, and became successively Permanent Secretary of Defence, Education, and Finance, he recounts the crucial mentorship and inspiration provided by Singapore's leaders. He thoroughly examines what true leadership is all about. Lim moved on to become Chairman of Singapore's Economic Development Board and then Group President of GIC Private Limited, the wealth fund of Singapore. I have not read such a clear analysis of the function of leadership written so succinctly and in such practical terms. It should be on the required reading list of university courses not only in Singapore, but major universities everywhere.” Professor Chan Heng Chee Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore “The Leader, The Teacher & You makes us aware that what we do is not just for ourselves, but also for future generations. It is full of a wisdom born of a vast experience and a propensity to take the long view, while remaining acutely relevant for the immediate. Siong Guan Lim is the consummate teacher and role-models the title of the book. While there are suggestions on how to skim through selectively, I would encourage readers to read the whole book to get the true gist of the thinking that has helped to make civil servants people that count in our nation.” Mrs Belinda Charles Dean, Academy of Principals Singapore “A remarkable book … after I started reading it I simply couldn't put it down. It has great insights, is fun to read, and deserves to be widely read. It is full of practical wisdom for a wide range of people — from full time mums to business leaders. It sets out a framework for leaders based on values and culture, but also on lessons learned by having to take tough decisions. Siong Guan Lim had an outstanding career in the development of Singapore. The ability, motivation, and vision of the author and his colleagues are clearly one reason why Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew were so successful. Because of this, the book is a great insight to understanding the phenomenon of Singapore.” Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International UK “Siong Guan Lim has led and managed at the most senior levels of the Singaporean government. Any leader would love to have him at his/her side, advising, counselling, provoking, and reminding. We cannot have him with us in person, but we do have this book that extracts the lessons that he has garnered from his many years of experience. We are fortunate that he has chosen to share his wisdom in writing. I have used some of his wisdom in my Harvard Kennedy School course on Effective Implementation for more than ten years. It has stood the test of time. Now, with the advent of the book, I will borrow even more from him. My students and I are grateful.” Mr Francis Hartmann Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Originator of the Kennedy School course on Effective Implementation Harvard Kennedy School of Government USA “Academics often think of themselves as being like monks in a monastery, each person being responsible only for themselves and advancing their own careers. This book by Siong Guan Lim shows what real leadership can do to collectively achieve far more than can be done individually. This book contains the lessons and reflections of an outstanding practitioner of the art of leadership. Siong Guan Lim served in many senior positions of the Singapore Civil Service with great distinction and effectiveness. The fact that he was moved repeatedly from one senior position to another is a testament to his ability. In a society dedicated to promotion on the basis of merit, he was clearly meritorious. The book contains many important lessons and challenges based on what the author has learned and practiced himself. As he points out himself, the true testament of a leader is to look at what remains after he is gone. By that measure he did exceptionally well since the Singaporean public service and Ministry of Defence are models of efficiency and effectiveness. He points out that organizations need to change in good times and in good time so that they are not overtaken by the future. He clearly succeeded in the ones that he ran. I trust that the current leadership in these organizations will take his lessons to heart. Relative to other books I have read on leadership, this is one of the best. It is full of practical wisdom, insights and challenges. The focus on values as critical is what I have observed in the organizations I have led. I could not put it down once I started reading it. I would put it as a must read for any leader of an organization of any size. I certainly intend to use it in my leadership challenges.” Professor Daniel Hastings Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology United States of America “This book is truly unique: it is written and packaged like the numerous self-help books on leadership with tips and challenges, but its objective is not to teach someone how to get ahead and be successful by learning leadership techniques. At its heart is a simple and yet profound message — that to lead, one has to inspire people to aspire beyond themselves. Messages like ‘at the heart of every human being is a desire for meaning and purpose in life’ is a call for true values-based leadership, and a selflessness that is reflected by the book's fundamental premise: to be a good leader, one has to be a great teacher. Through examples from his own very public record of service to the nation and written in a way that is very accessible to young people, Siong Guan Lim is himself a teacher-leader. The one message that resonates through the book is his observation that ‘time passes and people die, but principles and values are what live on.’ Young Singaporeans should absorb the book's messages into their daily lives, and by so doing they will become the selfless teacher-leaders, which Siong Guan Lim is the best example of.” Mr Ho Kwon Ping and Ms Claire Chiang Founders, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Singapore “We live in a wicked world. The conventional wisdom is that, in order to succeed, one has to be ruthless and unprincipled. Siong Guan Lim's extraordinary success is proof that a man with deep religious convictions and high moral principles can be a successful leader. What is Siong Guan Lim's leadership style? He is a leader with a tough mind and a warm heart, a leader who teaches and develops those who are members of his team. This is a wise and inspiring book.” Professor Tommy Koh Chairman, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore Singapore “As a life-long student of philosophy, I have been struck how scarce wisdom is in our world, even though it has been revered throughout the ages. This is why Siong Guan Lim's book is special. It is probably one of the wisest books I have read about the Singapore experience. At the same time, its principles have universal applicability. Hence, I have no doubt that every reader will benefit from reading it. And the world will become a better place if his wise insights are universally applied.” Professor Kishore Mahbubani Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and author of The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World Singapore “Siong Guan Lim's book is a fascinating and uplifting read. He evolves an original exposition on the many facets of leadership from his more than 30 years of distinguished public service to Singapore. I recommend it as essential reading for managers be they placed in the private or public sector. Of greatest relevance to me personally was ‘Part I: The Teacher’ culminating in the chapter on ‘Culture and Values’ — valuable for those of us leading organizational change and development. Siong Guan's conviction that today's challenges demand values-driven solutions resonates sharply and persuasively. This book is organized to lovingly teach you how to lead yourself and your people to be the best that everyone can be.” Mr Philip Ng Chief Executive Officer, Far East Organization, and Chairman of the Singapore University of Technology and Design Board of Trustees Singapore “An extensive collection of great quotations and life principles by Siong Guan Lim has provided me with personal inspiration and valuable professional insights as a CEO of a company whose continued success depends on its people. As every principle is intelligently articulated, reading this book will surely motivate and encourage all leaders.” Mr Takeshi Niinami Chief Executive Officer of Lawson, Inc. Japan “The Leader, The Teacher & You: Leadership Through The Third Generation is a reflective account on teacher leadership by Siong Guan Lim, a former top civil servant with an illustrious career. Unlike many other books on the subject, he imparts thoughtful advice and perceptive lessons on leadership through easy to understand anecdotes and quotes from distinguished leaders such as Singapore's founding fathers Mr Lee Kuan Yew and the late Dr Goh Keng Swee. This is an essential read for anyone looking to make a positive impact in the lives of others, regardless of age, background, or occupation. His advice is applicable to people from all walks of life, whether one is a civil servant, a business leader or a student.” Dr Stephen Riady Executive Chairman OUE Limited Singapore “This book captures much of what is important in life from a leadership perspective. Having lived in Singapore and having been a regular visitor since the early 1990's, I have added much to my understanding of why the country has been so successful. A country run by leaders at all levels who exhibit the aspects of great leadership captured here, who really are ‘catalysts for change,’ and who never stop trying to be the best they can be, has every reason to be successful … and this works in the private sector too!” Mr John G Rice Vice Chairman, General Electric, and President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Global Growth and Operations USA “This is an extraordinarily valuable book. Siong Guan Lim and Joanne Lim have managed to do the unusual, which is to create a narrative that is both educational and readable. The writers have elegantly drawn out important experiences and learnings from Siong Guan's long and varied career, and have made them memorable. But this is more than a story of a remarkable career and personal journey but the context, the development of a country whose primary asset is its people, means that the insights are endorsed by the success of a nation.” Sir John Rose Chairman, Holdingham Group, and former Chief Executive Officer, Rolls Royce Inc. UK “One of the most insightful books in German literature is the novel The Buddenbrooks of Thomas Mann. It describes the decline of a family. Again and again looking at dynasties or business houses, we witness the seemingly unavoidable descent from great heights of success to failure. How can this be prevented? The answer is selfless and competent leadership! The young look for role models and guidance, which can only be provided by elders who by their achievements and their life show them that there are lofty goals worth striving for. Read this book for ideas and ideals.” Mr Urs Schoettli Consultant on Asian Affairs and former Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland) in Beijing, Hong Kong, Delhi, and Tokyo “Siong Guan Lim has been at the helm of many organizations critical in the transformation of Singapore into an economic powerhouse, from the civil service to the Economic Development Board to GIC, the fund manager for Singapore's foreign reserves. As autobiographical as it is motivational, The Leader, the Teacher, and You is a must-read for executives, public servants, and students of East Asian development. Yet the wisdom of its general insights, as well as the humility with which they are delivered, will be an inspiration for any reader.” Dr Toni Schönenberger Chief Executive Officer, UBS Wolfsberg, and Chairman, stars Foundation Board Switzerland “The transformation of Singapore has often been credited to the leadership of its succession of Prime Ministers. However, behind them are other leaders who do the actual grunt work and make things happen. This book tells the remarkable story of one such man, Siong Guan Lim, the son of a taxi driver, starting his career as a sewerage engineer and rising to be the Head of the Civil Service, having served as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, as well as Permanent Secretary for the Defence, Education, and Finance Ministries along the way. And today he sits as Group President of one of the largest global sovereign wealth funds. There are fascinating insights into the way he led innovative changes in the government departments he served. After three decades, there are countless nuggets of wisdom here for us to learn from. There are many things that I admire about Siong Guan — his appetite for learning, courage to accept new appointments, his ability to lead wholesale management changes, and so on. But most of all I admire his humility, his empathy, and his ability to encourage and inspire others to do the best they can. Reading his story made me wish I had worked for such a leader and mentor.” Dato Dr Kim Tan Chairman, SpringHill Management Ltd. UK “Siong Guan Lim was Head of the well-known Singapore Civil Service. His book is full of aphorisms that are aimed primarily at the empowerment of people in a large complex organization and the role of an enlightened leadership. He ends the book with a quote from Laozi — ‘As for the best leaders, people do not notice their existence.’ The entire civil service of Singapore could do very well for themselves, but more importantly for Singaporeans, by taking a refresher course through reading this book. Civil servants today must take the risks of constructive change. The lessons of the book could prevent the stasis that dominant ruling parties undergo as witnessed with the KMT in Taiwan and the LDP in Japan.” Dr Tommy Tan Chief Executive Officer, TC Capital Singapore “One learns how to do something, but one can also do in order to learn. This is a book by a dedicated Singapore civil servant who did both by following able leaders who were also great teachers. Drawing lessons from a lifetime's work, he offers advice to all those who wish to succeed in serving their society with integrity.” Professor Wang Gungwu Chairman of the East Asian Institute and University Professor, National University of Singapore Singapore “This book was written by my good friend Siong Guan Lim based on his observations and experience in his public career since 1969. It reflects his lifestyle, wisdom, life, and beliefs. With keen insight, he describes the behaviour of human groups, for example, by using the image of GEESE in a thoughtful and persuasive way. While each society may need a slightly different type of leader, there are some basic requirements that make a superior leader. Some leaders, while they are leading their people, are brilliant and exemplary with a clear vision for the future. But once they leave, the group may face an abrupt slowdown or even chaos. Siong Guan clearly states that such leaders are not the best ones. Not leading from the front, nor from the side, nor from behind, but ‘from within’ is what makes the best leader, he writes. There is so much truth in his statement that the leader must seek to be like the teacher, where the true measure of success is how well the student can surpass the teacher. Siong Guan and I are involved in sharing ideas on lessons for leaders of the future generation. I find his thoughts and contributions to be highly original and instructive.” Mr Hiroshi Watanabe Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Managing Director Japan Bank for International Co-operation Japan “Siong Guan Lim has written an outstanding book, and he has done this because he is an outstanding man. Lim has been on the frontlines of Singapore's rapid development over the past forty years providing vital leadership in defence, education, finance, the Prime Minister's Office, and as Head of the Civil Service. He captures the leadership lessons from his mentors — some of the founding fathers of Singapore — and the leadership lessons born of direct experience building a world-class public service. Few practitioners in the art of leadership and governance have had the experience that Lim has had, and few would be able to reflect on that experience and generate such an amazing guidebook for anyone serious about leadership and change. If you want to raise your institution, your government, or your nation to the next level of performance, then this book is for you.” Mr Dean Williams Lecturer in Public Policy, Center for Public Leadership Harvard Kennedy School of Government USA “The dearth in courageous moral leadership in our world today has left many political and economic institutions weakened and compromised. In this book, Siong Guan offers us tried and tested truths on leadership that he personally embodied throughout his time with the Singaporean Government Civil Service, Economic Development Board, and GIC. We have much to learn from him!” Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh Managing Director YTL Group of Companies Malaysia “An invaluable guide to the heart, soul, and guts of leadership from that rarest of breeds: a true Servant Leader who, in the words of Singapore's Prime Minister, ‘established an unbroken record of understanding Singapore's challenges and developing a vision of how the Public Service should respond to these challenges’ over an outstanding, 44-year career directly managing key areas of our nation's tumultuous and miraculous transformation. Having worked under his teacher-leader mentorship, I can testify to both the personal genuineness and organizational effectiveness of Mr Lim's remarkable mastery of that most difficult of management arenas: leading excellence, innovation, and change from the front as a boss, from the side as a comrade, from behind as a mentor, and finally from within as a lasting source of inspiration.” Mr Yeoh Lam Keong Social commentator and former GIC Chief Economist Singapore “Although The Leader, the Teacher & You relates Lim's 37 years as a civil servant in Singapore, the lessons apply universally to all sorts of readers. Hong Kong readers, including businessmen, should find useful lesson in this book.” Sunday Morning Post, Hong Kong

The Principled Principal

Author: Jeff Zoul
Publisher:
ISBN: 1946444588
Release Date: 2018-01-26
Genre:

Jeffrey Zoul and Anthony McConnell know from personal experience that the role of school principal is one of the most challenging and the most rewarding in education. Using relatable stories and real-life examples, the authors reveal ten core values that will empower you to work and lead with excellence.

Excellence in Leadership

Author: John White
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830868909
Release Date: 2011-07-27
Genre: Religion

Short deadlines Not enough staff Tight budgets Personal attacks External opposition Internal conflicts A huge task Every leader faces these problems. But as Christians, should we solve them by using the secular strategies of best-selling management books? Or is there another way? John White says there is. Nehemiah provides the model we need for excellence in leadership. From the way he overcame obstacles, we find practical solutions for surmounting the problems we encounter. From the way he achieved his goals, we learn how to accomplish the work God has called us to. With the wisdom and biblical insight John White is known for, he shows how to be action-oriented and prayer-oriented, a firm leader and a servant, a realist and a visionary. This book confronts the crises facing leaders today. Here White inspires and guides us in our task. A book for present and future leaders.