Journey to Success

Journey to Success

Navigating the Treacherous Slopes of Working with a Variety of People

Steven A. DiStefano


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In Journey to Success: Navigating the Treacherous Slopes of Working with a Variety of People, educational administrators find themselves on a journey through the universe to find the keys to successful leadership. By embracing certain qualities, carrying out specific actions, and refraining from making the same mistakes that others—from a variety of places, both real and imaginative—have made, anyone who has educating others as their primary goal will find success through an analysis of those who have trekked through adversity.

This journey begins here. Destination: Atlantian Fields. Mission: to build a school district from the ground up. Accompanying us on that journey are several people. Some have worked as school administrators while others spent their entire careers in the classroom. Each is seated next to some fictional characters from another dimension, who somehow have a strange parallel to them.

While digesting a mixture of humor, reality, and imagination, all current and future leaders will find a portal to a successful career by embracing a set of recommended qualities and appropriate action steps. Through a careful analysis of the experiences of real and fictional leaders and characters, educational administrators will be able to extract key elements of effective leadership and walk away with a greater sense of how to effectively navigate both short- and long-term conflicts.


Steven A. DiStefano:

Steven A. DiStefano has been an educator in upstate New York for nearly thirty years, spending more than half of it as a high school principal. He currently resides in the same community of the high school he has led for the last twelve years.