"The authors remind leaders that the first step in motivating others is changing themselves. This practical book uses case studies, examples, and reflective activities to provide leaders with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to create school cultures in which teachers and others can find purpose, hope, enjoyment, and a sense of belonging and competency."
"The Vojteks write lucidly about school improvement, offering realistic, down-to-earth cases and well-stated approaches to change based solidly in cognitive and social psychology. They spell out in detail how school leaders can use ten motivational strategies to achieve improved student performance."
"Engaging, true-to-life stories permeate this book, making it a joy to read. This resource provides practical strategies and ideas for school leaders who want to work with their staff to achieve the goals and outcomes that will make school a place that everyone enjoys coming to every day. This would be a great book for a book study."
"The authors of this inspirational book offer a compelling, unique, and highly informed perspective on ways that administrators can motivate and inspire staff to perform at optimal levels. Dynamic and energetic school leaders, the Vojteks present ten well-defined strategies for creating conditions within a school community that will promote self-motivation and bring passion and joy back into teaching and learning."
"Schools today are charged not only with developing the whole child but also with increasing the professional capacities of faculty and staff. This is a smart and practical book that offers school leaders an innovative approach to motivating school personnel, which in turn helps create and sustain successful learning communities. School leaders can guide their staffs to higher performance levels by incorporating the authors’ concept of motivation from within and utilizing the 10 motivational strategies."