This book presents real-life leadership scenarios that resulted in negative outcomes; discusses missteps to avoid; reviews current leadership literature relevant to the scenarios; and provides leadership tips, tools, and self-development exercises in order to aid new leaders in making fewer mistakes that alienate constituents and subordinates and increase the likelihood of failure.
Tamara Arnott is a licensed public school administrator and educator with twenty years of experience in public, private, non-profit, and for-profit K-12 and higher education settings. Arnott's leadership practice is dedicated to improving the environmental conditions in which teachers and students work and learn daily. Gayla Holmgren-Hoeller has more than twenty-five years in education administration leadership positions, including assistant superintendent, high school principal, assistant principal, and post-secondary administrator. Holmgren-Hoeller has mentored numerous principals, taught education administration classes at the university level, worked extensively with federal grant, and currently works in K-12 accreditation and school improvement.