This leadership playbook outlines and describes a model of inspirational leadership for chiefs. It divides this work into four challenges and four imperatives that are critical to the work of leading a state education agency as well as the key behaviors and actions necessary to achieve those imperatives. The model is grounded in a set of core values for inspirational chief leadership identified by chiefs during the playbook development process. These values guide how you do what you do, and the playbook describes how to ground the work of each unique imperative. Finally, the playbook is only useful if chiefs are able to act upon it. We have therefore included tips, case studies, and resources collected from current and former chiefs to provide examples of what inspirational leadership looks like in action.