Todd Whitaker is a Professor of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is a former teacher and principal and has written over 30 books and has presented to hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Ryan Donlan is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Department at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is a former teacher, principal, and superintendent, and is an authority and trainer in promoting positive human relations, leadership development, and school improvement. Sam Miller is Superintendent of the Solon Community School District in Solon, Iowa. He is a former teacher, coach, and principal, and serves as a consultant in leadership development and school improvement.
The secret of effective leadership can elude even the best principals. In The Secret Solution, How One Principal Discovered the Path to Success, a principal travels a journey through four distinct leadership styles as he works to transform a school.
Chapter 1 The Big Night A Call From The Boss Shiny New Office First Faculty Meeting Parent Meeting Reading Department Meeting Chapter 2 Roger Rookie's First Makeover: The Hibernator The Bullies What Superstars Do Second Faculty Meeting The Principal Survey Teachers Lounge The Coffee Klatch Roger Rookie's Deep Thoughts Chapter 3 Roger Rookie's Next Makeover: The Glad-Hander Seminar Problem Phoning A Friend Belly Up Pointing the Finger At Others Unintentional Consequences Boundaries and Bullets Last Day Before Break Checking On The Newbie Mid-Year Evaluation Teachers Lounge The Coffee Klatch Roger Rookie's Deep Thoughts Chapter 4 Roger Rookie's Third Makeover: The Thumb Back At Anywhere Student Issues On Patrol Another Meeting, Thumb-Style Thumbland Murmers Teachers Lounge The Coffee Klatch Principal's Evaluation Roger Rookie's Deep Thoughts Interlude Summer Sunshine Chapter 5 Roger Rookie's Final Makeover: The Pathfinder Unfinished Business Closed-Door Meeting Out And About Building Leadership Team Meeting New Business As Usual Balancing Climate With Accountability Concluding Year Two Teachers Lounge The Coffee Klatch Back To The Big Night ... "That's a Wrap" Roger Rookie's Deep Thoughts