With technology, we interact with families, students, and staff 24-7–not just during the school day or working hours. Pressures and demands at work can sway who we are and how we do it into a personality that favors more likes than the authentic interactions that are needed to establish deep relationships with the students we are serving. So, we need grace more than ever. Throughout this book, you’ll read stories and strategies that will allow you to walk away with key practices and exercises that will build confidence so you can extend grace with others. School leader, author, and keynote speaker Jessica Cabeen provides frames that will empower anyone–teacher, principal, parent, or superintendent–to lead with grace:
Jessica Cabeen shares some powerful insight into how to use grace and soft skills to build relationships and find the natural leader in all of us. From the moment I opened this book, I could not put it down. I felt like Jessica was speaking directly to me, and in such a way that it was like having a welcome (yet moving) chat with a good friend. Her inviting nature and candid sharing keeps you interested and touches your heart in such a way that you want to do better. It is a book that provides such useful information, and not only is filled with Lead Forward strategies, but also ties in mindfulness with chapter ending journaling opportunities that allow for reflection and growth. I cannot wait to put some of her strategies into action! No matter what your role or job, this book should be on everyone’s bookshelf!!
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