For our MSSAA assistant principal committee we agreed to read the following books for summer reading:
The Trust Edge by David Horsager and Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson. Both of these I have read in the past and recommended, but in reading them again, they definitely are timeless and great reminders of how those of us in education and as educational leaders are ultimately in a people business.
The Trust Edge provides great examples and strategies to follow the “pillars of trust” to help have the right edge to lead your organization.
Crucial Conversations is an excellent introduction to how to provide feedback and have honest conversations, which can sometimes be difficult. It provides great insight into how to make conversations fruitful and focused on continuous improvement.
Other recommended reads this summer include:
Please add in suggestions of books that other educational leaders should read.