Joseph F. Murphy is the Frank W. Mayborn Chair of Education and associate dean at the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University, and has served in public schools as an administrator at the school, district, and state levels. Karen Seashore Louis is Regents Professor and Robert H. Beck Chair of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Unquestionably, this book and model are well-grounded in research, and the authors have made a conscientious effort to share the foundations of their thought. As a professor in a leadership preparation program, I have already suggested this book to students, colleagues, and practicing administrators in both leadership and other fields.--Teachers College Record
"The highlight of the book is the support for the importance of building relationships, which the authors call "the heart of Positive School Leadership."--School Administrator