My professor for my current Master’s class, Dan Major, a retired middle school principal, shared with us some texts from his professional library. I respect a list put together by a man who has led decades of educators and students. I included Amazon links.
The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player by John Maxwell
Attitude 101 by John Maxwell
Relationships 101 by John Maxwell
The Heart of a Leader by Ken Blanchard
Finding Your Leadership Style by Jeffery Glanz
20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them by Marilyn Grady
What Great Principals Do Differently by Todd Whitaker
Survival Skills for the Principalship by John Blaydes
The Principal as Instructional Leader by Sally Zepeda
The Emerging Principalship by Linda Skria
Leading Learning Communities: Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do by the National Association of Elementary Principals
School Leadership that Works by Robert Marzano
Change Leadership by Tony Wagner (This one was highly recommended!)
10 Traits of Highly Effective Principals by Elaine McEwan-Adkins
So what titles would YOU recommend?