Early Childhood Leadership

Early Childhood Leadership

Motivation, Inspiration, Empowerment

von: Lynn Marotz

32,99 €

Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: EPUB, PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781538137925
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 254

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<p><span>Early Childhood Leadership: Motivation, Inspiration, Empowerment</span><span> is a must-have book for anyone who occupies a leadership position (e.g., administrator, director, coordinator, team leader, manager, lead teacher) or anticipates doing so in the future. It addresses one of the most challenging workplace issues facing employers today</span><a><span>—</span></a><span>the ability to encourage employees’ creativity, productivity, and long-term commitment to an organization. Studies consistently show that low employee morale and high turnover rates are common in early childhood programs and, in turn, affect the quality of services provided for children and families. Unfortunately, strategies used by many supervisors to guide and manage employee behavior often contribute to employee dissatisfaction and attrition. A sound understanding of motivational theory and skills (e.g., communication, leadership, team-building, decision-making) enables effective leaders to create positive work environments, boost employee morale, and encourage positive performance. When employees believe their efforts are being acknowledged and valued, they are less likely to leave their jobs—an additional and important benefit—especially in the field of early childhood education. </span></p>
<p><span>Early Childhood Leadership: Motivation, Inspiration, Empowerment </span><span> is written in a reader-friendly style and offers a wealth of everyday strategies for creating a workplace environment that attracts and retains quality employees, motivates performance, boosts morale, and supports personnel development. </span></p>
<p><span>Table of Contents </span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 1 Early Childhood Education: A Field of Practice</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 2 The Early Childhood Education Workforce</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 3 The Role of Motivation in Organizations</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 4 The Motivational Leader</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 5 The Art of Effective Communication</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 6 Problem-solving and Conflict Management</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 7 Promoting Effective and Inspirational Teamwork </span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 8 Putting It All Together: Meaningful Motivation </span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 9 Future Leadership Challenges</span></p>
<p><span>Appendix A Employment and Labor Laws</span></p>
<p><span>About the Author</span></p>
<p><span>Lynn Marotz received a PhD in educational policy and leadership from the University of Kansas, an MEd from the University of Illinois, and a BS in nursing from the University of Wisconsin. She was a faculty member in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas, and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in administration and leadership, issues in parenting, health/safety/nutrition and young children, and foundations of early childhood education. In addition, she served as associate director of the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center (University of Kansas) for 35 years.</span></p>