Tips for an Emerging P-20 Leader in the 21st Century

Edited by
Patricia Mitchell & Silvia Ramirez

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” — General Colin Powell

In Lessons in Leadership you will read about many inspiring, and dedicated leaders working in the American educational system. Some are just starting their careers, while others have been in the trenches for many years and have lots of experience and tips to pass on to our next generation of emerging leaders.

We hope by presenting each of these wonderful vignettes, it will perpetuate the kind of leadership in others that is needed in the 21st century. Some questions that will be answered are: “How do you get everyone on the same page?” With more baby boomers staying in the workforce, millennials and gen xers coming into the workforce, how does a leader navigate the terrain to maximize the strength of all the employees? “What are some tips that can be passed on to an emerging leader?”  “Is there a list of dos and don’ts?” “How can you get your team to embrace change?”

244 pages, 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-61170-227-9

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)


Lessons in Leadership
Contributions from 16 authors
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Lessons in Leadership Table of Contents

About the Editors

Chapter 1 ~ Leading the Actualization of Shared Dreams ~ Demerris R. Brooks-Immel
Chapter 2 ~ Most Wanted: The Obstacles Throughout the Journey to Leadership ~ Niki T. Newman-Brown
Chapter 3 ~ It’s Easy as ABC (Sort of) ~ Shelly Viramontez
Chapter 4 ~ Adventures in Leadership: The Absent Principal ~ Charles Flores, Christina Jung
Chapter 5 ~ New and Aspiring Principal’s To-Do List ~ Cynthia Rapaido
Chapter 6 ~ What will be your legacy? Lessons Learned in K-12 Teaching ~ Rebecca L. Loboschefsky
Chapter 7 ~ My Evolution as a Higher Education Leader and Follower ~ Mitchell Friedman
Chapter 8 ~ Reflective Practices ~ Hollis Pierce-Jenkins
Chapter 9 ~ Motivating the Unmotivated ~ Silvia Ramirez
Chapter 10 ~ Best Practices for Engaging and Using Multiculturalism in the University Classroom and in the Workplace ~ Susan Stryker
Chapter 11 ~ Teaming to the Top or Tumble Together: Building Strong and Effective Teams ~ Joan Torne
Chapter 12 ~ Leadership Challenges for 21st Century Police Leaders ~ Daniel Lawson
Chapter 13 ~ Silver Circles: Leading others through Teaching Leadership Qualities ~ Catherine Crouse Barnes
Chapter 14 ~ Primary Leadership vs. Secondary Leadership: When Your Best is Not Enough ~ Johnson Chandler
Chapter 15 ~ It’s Not as Easy as You Think: Tips for an Emerging Department Chair ~Patricia Mitchell




Peak Performance

A Multidisciplinary Perspective for Emerging Leaders

Edited by
Patricia Mitchell & Silvia Ramirez

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
—Helen Keller

While the term “collaboration” is being uttered in our conversations on the job, all of us are collaborating every day. As you read this book, you will see that collaboration and peak performance have taken on a significant meaning in the perceptions of the authors assembled in the writing of this book. More than ever before, there is a need for organizations to work collaboratively in order to maximize the strengths and talents of its employees.

Collaboration and Peak Performance: A Multidisciplinary Perspective for Emerging Leaders provides evidence of collaboration in action. The 16 chapters in this book draw on research, theory and the work experiences of leaders, university faculty and doctoral students. To help emerging leaders, team members, team leaders and team consultants understand what they can do to foster collaboration for peak performance, this book begins with a discussion of collaboration- a must for success and ends with how inner and outer fulfillment will lead to self-awareness—a must for collaboration. Regardless of your position, the size of your organization, or the kind of customers you serve, this book is a must read!

246 pages, 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-61170-131-9

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)


Collaboration and Peak Performance
Contributions from 16 authors

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Collaboration Table of Contents

About the Editors
About the Contributing Authors

Introduction by Patricia Mitchell, Silvia Ramirez

Chapter 1 ~ Collaboration: A Must for Organizational Success ~ Silvia Ramirez, Patricia Mitchell
Chapter 2 ~ Collaboration and Peak Performance in Action at Pike Place Fish Market ~ Mitchell Friedman
Chapter 3 ~ How Collaborative Leadership Results in Peak Performance in Organizations ~ Lily Benavides
Chapter 4 ~ Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in the Federal Government: Conflict Management Tools Toward Achieving Collaboration in a Diverse Workforce ~ Tyrone Long
Chapter 5 ~ Collaboration: Observation, Experience, and Practice in Higher Education ~ Stacey Cook
Chapter 6 ~ Like a Column of Birds: Insights in Collaboration, Community, and Peak Performance of Faculty in Start-Up University Contexts ~Betty McEady
Chapter 7 ~ Collaboration Insight: A Whole-Person Approach ~ Brian Harke
Chapter 8 ~ Multi-Generational Collaboration in the Workplace ~ Marion Moreno, Tommy Moreno
Chapter 9 ~ Bridging the Student Achievement Gap: A Collaborative Approach ~ Sandra E. Jewett
Chapter 10 ~ Fashioning Collaborative Leadership in a California Community College ~ Matthew Escover
Chapter 11 ~ The Impact of Collaboration on Learning Communities ~ Patricia Peréz
Chapter 12 ~ An Innovative Approach to Collaboration and Peak Performance: A Personal Reflection ~ Tina Hall
Chapter 13 ~ Collaborative Leadership: Leading Organization Change for Peak Performance ~ Mary Francis
Chapter 14 ~ Diversity, Collaboration and Peak Performance ~ Renée Ann Ortega-Go
Chapter 15 ~ Models of Leadership Styles and Group Dynamics: Which Ones Support Development and Cohesion? ~ Sharon McCurn
Chapter 16 ~ Self-Awareness: Collaboration and Peak Performance equals Inner and Outer Fulfillment ~ Jasvinder Kaur


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About the Editors:

PATRICIA MITCHELL is chair of the Department of Leadership at the School of Education, University of San Francisco. She received her undergraduate degree from Morgan State College, a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Dr. Mitchell received the 2015 University of San Francisco, St. Ignatian award for her exceptional service to students, the University and the community at large. This award is in recognition of creativity and commitment to the realization of the religious and moral legacy of St. Ignatian. She has authored and co-authored several inspiring and practical books on leadership.

SILVIA RAMIREZ is a native of San Francisco. As a Stanford University, University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of San Francisco alum, she continues to volunteer in her community; works as a K-5 educator and teacher trainer. She currently resides in Sonoma County with her family. Her on-going research includes Reflections on Administrative Lessons in Education, and has published several articles, co-authored and co-edited three books on the impact of leaders transforming organizations. She has also presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education and was recently recognized for her contributions to the USF School of Education.


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