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The Listening Leader

By: Shane Safir,Michael Fullan - Foreword
Narrated by: Rachel L. Jacobs
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Publisher's Summary

LISTENING...THE KEY TO BECOMING A TRANSFORMATIVE SCHOOL LEADER  

The Listening Leader is a practical guide that will inspire school, district, and teacher leaders to make substantive change and increase equitable student outcomes. Rooted in the values of equity, relationships, and listening, this luminous book helps reimagine what is possible in education today. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in public schools, Shane Safir incorporates hands-on strategies and powerful stories to show us how to leverage one of the most vital tools of leadership: listening. As a Listening Leader, you'll feel more confident in these core competencies:  

  • Cultivating relationships with stakeholders  
  • Addressing equity challenges in your organization  
  • Gathering student, staff, and parent perspectives as rich data on improvement  
  • Fostering a thriving culture of collaboration and innovation  

The Listening Leader offers a much-needed leadership model to transform every facet of school life, and most importantly, to shape our schools into equitable places of learning. As Michael Fullan writes in the Foreword, "Read it, act on it, and reap the benefits for all."

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©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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Outsized Focus on Race

From this book's title you would imagine its focus is leadership. However, as you get into it there is a needless and gratuitous undercurrent and focus on race. I don't appreciate the bait and switch.

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  • stanborough family
  • 02-02-22

It has improved my listening skills

Great tips on how to listen carefully in all areas of leadership. It had an immediate positive influence on all my work relationships.

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  • James
  • 11-09-22

Great content, mediocre delivery

Great overview of this style of leadership, touching on and expanding many points that will be familiar to those who have some experience with modern ideas of leadership. Alternatively, a great introduction for aspiring leaders who are unfamiliar with those concepts. Usefully applied to a schooling context with a big focus on racism and tackling unconscious bias through reflection. Unfortunately the shine was taken off by a lifeless performance delivered at a glacial speed. Thank goodness for the option to listen at 1.5x speed otherwise I would not have gotten through this book.