Stand Tall to Think Differently and Lead Successfully

Stand Tall Leadership shows readers how to maximize their influence and connect with their school community so you can get the results that you want to see. It's full of easy-to-understand real-life examples and ideas that you can start immediately. Become the Stand Tall Leader that you know you can be! 

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Meet the Author

Steve Bollar, a.k.a. Stand Tall Steve, is an educational thought leader, former Superintendent of Schools, principal, author and a school culture and motivation expert.  He is known for his quick wit, creative thought, and humorous personality. 

Steve openly shares his knowledge, experiences and creativity with others. He currently speaks to students, staff and communities throughout the country about how to think differently about schools, education, and life.


Stand Tall Book Reviews

A "How To" Manual

"Stand Tall Leadership is a "how to" manual for anyone who wants to make a real difference in their school.  The ideas, insights and easy-to-implement strategies raise this book to a level that is head and shoulders above the rest. Say something interesting about your business here."

 Tracey Severns

Teach 4 Results

A Book Filled with Ideas

"Steve is at it again!  A book filled with ideas Steve Bollar style - coming at you relentlessly.  Bring a pen and be ready to underline idea after idea to improve the climate and culture of your school." 

Phil Boyte

Author of School Culture 

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A Must-Read

"This book is a must-read. Steve has created a practical, thoughtful, one-of-a-kind approach to the significant issues that educational leaders face each day. He challenges all of us to "stand tall" and make positive choices that will empower the human development of all students." 

Tom Cody

Top 20 Training, School Consultant & Author

Other Books

Based on his incredibly popular keynote, “Ideas Ideas Ideas” showcases the most effective best practices from Steve Bollar’s vast educational experience.  From a Joke of the Day to make students groan and relax, to having a Thank You Day when staff and students show their appreciation for each other, this book will jump start any school’s efforts and inspire others to find out more.  You can’t take his entertaining personality home with you, but you can take these ideas and enjoy the good humor and belief in positivity that shines through in his writing.


Games, Dancing, Cheering, Recognition! Renaissance Rallies bring together students and staff to have a great time and celebrate students for academics and character, along with staff and faculty members that helped make those achievements happen. Steve Bollar and Tina Dietrich have several decades of combined experience organizing and leading Rallies in their schools, and they share everything you need to know about how to make them awesome - this book will prepare you to host your own Renaissance Rally.