Thrive Through the Five: Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead through Challenging Times (Paperback)
We're defined by our failures only if we let ourselves be.
In today's stressful climate of education budget shortfalls, ever-evolving academic standards, and widespread cultural transformation, how can educators find the confidence to become the leaders they hope to be? Thrive through the Five helps school leaders navigate that challenging 5 percent of work (and life) when things are really, really hard. The goal of this book is to not just help readers survive through those moments, days, and seasons, but to lead through them and truly thrive.
The superintendent of Gunter ISD, a growing school district an hour north of Dallas, Dr. Siler offers a refreshingly honest account of the challenges and pitfalls of leadership. Coupled with her infectious optimism, her wisdom and insight invite educational professionals to take the next best step and move confidently-even through the toughest times.
Winner of 2021 Eric Hoffer Reference Category
2021 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award Finalist, 2021 Eric Hoffer Short List and 2021 Montaigne Medal Finalist
"Thrive through the Five transforms challenges into positive opportunities and achievement. It's a must-read for school leaders." -Jon Gordon, New York Times best-selling author of The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership
"In Thrive through the Five, Dr. Siler uses her own experiences and expertise to provide practical, relevant insights into how all school leaders can thrive in those difficult times. This should be required reading for anyone who dares to be a great leader." -Kevin Brown, EdD, executive director, Texas Association of School Administrators
"Thrive through the Five is a great story of one leader's journey to find a way through the parts of our jobs that don't always bring us the most joy, but often take up the most time. The quotes will inspire and the process will clearly help you navigate the 5 percent that has such an impact on our world both emotionally and physically as leaders." -Joe Sanfelippo, PhD, superintendent, Fall Creek School District, and author of Hacking Leadership