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May 10, 2016 14:15 ET

New Resource Delivers Key Strategies for Improving Leadership in K-12 Education

BLOOMINGTON, IN --(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced the release of a new title -- From Leading to Succeeding: The Seven Elements of Effective Leadership in Education by Dr. Douglas Reeves.

Throughout the resource, Reeves offers guidance on how to tell the difference between best and worst leadership practices, confronts prevalent leadership myths and shares proven strategies for overcoming the many challenges educational leaders face.

"The best leaders are known not only for what they achieve during their tenure, but also for what endures long after they leave," said Reeves. "The revolving door of senior leaders suggests that many of these exceptionally qualified professionals offer extraordinary purpose and passion for their education systems, but their ideas lack the sustainability to endure."

He continues, "If we expect leaders and everyone else on the staff to improve, we must first establish a culture in which there is room for improvement ... that is the greatest challenge we must face."

Ideal for a book study, the title examines the best research available on leadership and presents a framework that K-12 administrators can use to assess and strengthen their leadership practices individually and as a team.

"Once again, Douglas Reeves uses his expertise in research and practice to provide education leaders with evidence-based strategies for maintaining the seven classic elements of successful leadership: purpose, trust, focus, leverage, feedback, change and sustainability," said Dr. S. Dallas Dance, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. "When used effectively, these strategies lead to authentic student learning outcomes, which can be leveraged through all levels of administration and staff."

Paula A. Cordeiro, Dammeyer Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership and Education at the University of San Diego, also praised the title, stating, "Douglas Reeves delivers a straightforward, clear, insightful analysis that captures the essence of school leadership in the United States, but this is a valuable guide for school leaders in any country. I can't wait to share it with the leaders I work with in Africa, India and South America."

From Leading to Succeeding: The Seven Elements of Effective Leadership in Education is now available to order at

About the Author

Douglas Reeves, PhD, is founder of Creative Leadership Solutions. He is author of more than 30 books and 80 articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness and has worked with organizations throughout the world.

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Solution Tree delivers unparalleled professional development to schools and districts around the world. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a comprehensive range of services and products including events, district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses, and more.

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