We welcome author and Lake Bluff District 65 Superintendent Dr. Lisa Leali discussing her book:
LEADING THROUGH CHAOS: TEN STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL LEADERS DURING CRISIS
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 2, 2022) $30.00
Tuesday, November 14th from 6:00PM to 6:45PM
at Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Books available for purchase and signing
Refreshments will be served
RSVP at 847-234-4420
Organizational crisis and chaos create drama that is complicated, layered and difficult to unravel without a roadmap. New leaders, especially those who find themselves in an organization in crisis need to hear how others have experienced that challenge and managed to emerge trusted, supported and having moved the entire organization to a new and better place without losing themselves in the process. This book provides a crisis identification checklist, ten strategies for managing chaos and reflection questions to support the leader’s health and wellness. Utilizing the familiar story of the Wizard of Oz and specifically Dorothy’s experience as a young, female, new leader, anchors the work and provides a familiar and comforting backdrop for managing this extraordinarily difficult and specific leadership challenge.
Lisa Leali has been a central office school district administrator for almost 15 years and a Superintendent of Schools since July of 2020. Her experience in diverse educational settings and roles has given her a unique perspective on school and district leadership at many levels, and the challenges leaders will face in the future.