This book offers contemporary viewpoints on stress and its management to on-site educational practitioners, stress researchers, and even to management trainers. All principals secretly ask themselves if other school principals are as stressed as they are. Younger principals wonder whether they will feel less stress when they are older and more experienced on the job. Many want to find out if feeling stressed is a sign of incompetence. This book has researched and reported all these questions and more. Using a situationally anchored perspective on stress and its management in the real context of schools, this book discusses issues such as when can a coping strategy be said to be a good one?, what distinguishes superior stress management decisions in tricky situations at school from poor ones, and, is this what makes some principals more successful and others less so? These are some of the questions dealt with in this book in the context of effective management of schools. This book has researched the behaviours and styles used by successful principals in handling some typically stressful situations in their working lives and come out with some surprising discoveries.