This book explores the balancing act of at least three tightropes of educational management: managing relationships, managing power and managing identity, and explores the connection between personal and professional identity with the role and responsibilities of the job. Most of the chapters are about specific strategies to support daily work. An emphasis throughout is on responding to conflict, how to do consensus building, and how to manage polar opposites. Other strategies include: how to assess instruction, planning for the future and leading change. The activities and strategies are practical, useful and immediately applicable when confronted with those confounding dilemmas, ambiguities, dichotomies and enigmas that constitute the tightrope of life as a School Principal.