What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It | Karin Chenoweth. John Hattie is back -- and once again he is marshaling the evidence needed to improve schools. Keep in mind that Hattie took the education world by storm a few years ago with his book Visible Learning: What Works Best for Learning. Visible Learning and its sister book, Visible Learning for Teachers, began to solve a knotty problem.
To wit, thousands upon thousands of education research studies -- some high-quality, some low-quality, some large-scale, some tiny -- confuse just about everyone. Individual teachers and principals have no practical way to sift through all of them on their own, which leaves educators vulnerable to fads and fashions -- in part because no matter how unrealistic the idea, some study somewhere can be used to validate it. When aggregated together, however, all those studies provide important guidance. As it turns out, pretty much any policy, program, or practice can have some positive effect for students.
And what is the one thing that has the most effect? 5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership. Here's to the Rebellious Leaders. As a leader, it’s easy to get into a pattern of repetition, of behaving as others have done before. But while this might feel safe and easy it is no way to achieve anything new or make a mark on the world. No one remembers the placeholder leaders, those who just kept things as they were. The real leaders are the ones who break with convention. They are the rebels. Being a Rebel Leader Being a true rebel leader means more than dressing down and spouting the latest buzzwords.
To be a truly rebellious leader means to look at the world with fresh eyes, thinking in new ways and acting on them. Rebellion is thoughtful, but to have an impact thought is not enough. It’s a daunting prospect, but we can take comfort in the evidence of how powerful rebel leaders are. A Long Tradition The world as we know it is founded on a long tradition of rebel leadership. Julius Caesar, whose very name became a title for those in power, started out as a rebel. Becoming a Rebel Leader Refining Rebellion Mark Lukens. The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be) It is not enough for the Internet to succeed. It must succeed inevitably. Or so many of us Internet Triumphalists in the mid-1990s thought. For, if the march of the Internet’s new values were not unstoppable, then it would surely be stopped by our age-old inclinations and power structures. The Net, as we called it then, would become just another venue for the familiar patterns of marginalization, exclusion, oppression, and ignorance.
Now I’m afraid the argument for inevitability that kept me, and others, hopeful for 20 years no longer holds. It’s a simple argument that we can all the Argument from Architecture: The Internet’s architecture is highly unusual. Premise No. 1 makes me a cyber-exceptionalist. I still believe the Net’s architecture is exceptional and reflects values that Western liberals like me take as fundamental. In short, my fear is that the Internet has been paved.
I think this pretty well captures how technodeterminism works. And it’s not just what we point at. Go ahead. Which Values Are Ethical Values? By Linda Fisher Thornton My Applied Ethics students asked a great question that I want to answer in today’s post: “Which Values Are Ethical Values?” Quick Overview Not all values are ethical values. Some values, such as efficiency, do not have an ethical component. Some ethical values involve qualities of an ethical self (such as honesty and integrity). Others describe positive and ethical behavior toward others, the environment and society. Ethical values by definition are positive and they often require that we stretch outside of our own interests to respect, protect, serve and help others. A (Starter) List of Ethical Values Our values define who we are and drive the choices we make. For more on ethical values, see ChangeThis.com publication “What Ethical Leaders Believe” and Linda’s leadership book 7 Lenses, which gives a clear picture of ethical values through 7 Lenses and 14 Guiding Principles.
Includes case examples and questions. LeadinginContext.com ©2015 Leading in Context LLC Related. Why the Best Leaders Aren't Experts | Inc.com. Smart leaders hire people who are way smarter than themselves. But how do they maintain the respect of their employees? Most leaders rose through the ranks because they were experts in a particular field. But once you're at the top, your expertise in a specific field is less relevant. You need to lead the team and you can't get hung up on not being the best-informed person in the room. Wanda Wallace, president and CEO of coaching and consulting firm Leadership Forum, and David Creelman, CEO of human capital management firm Creelman Research, write in Harvard Business Review about how leaders deal with not being an expert anymore.
"Leaders who come up an expertise track almost always derail here because they react to the challenge by relying on their core strengths: high intelligence and the capacity for hard work," Wallace and Creelman write. What you need to do is focus on what Wallace and Creelman call the generalist leadership style. Build up your relationships. Businessinsider. Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. When you think about leaders who lead authentically, and want to follow their example, you may wonder what you will have to give up -- what the price of authentic leadership will be.
Related: Authenticity Is Your Brand's Greatest Social Media Asset But that's the wrong question to ask because the fact is that when you are authentic, you are much more effective as a leader. Here are five ways you can start to step into your natural power right now. 1. People want to follow. Some leaders want their management team to come up with the strategy, reasoning that their managers will be the ones to implement it. Have you ever been in a locker room when a coach is talking to his players? Have courage. 2. Your first and foremost loyalty is to the company. Related: The Business Impact of Authentic Leadership 3. 4. 5. 6. Bold Leadership: The 4 Steps That Take Leaders To Another Level. Top 6 Qualities Of Great Leaders. The key to influence is leadership, and learning from the worlds best is key to understanding what makes a good leader. Some would argue a leader hides in all of us, whether it is winning your destination of choice when planning a holiday with friends, convincing your family they are to let you win the evening debate, helping your partner understand why they need to do what you want tonight, or influencing your boss at work to authorize the pay-rise you deserve today - at heart, everyone is a leader and knowing what counts when influencing someone into your direction of thought can result in a very effective you.
Do you have vision, humility, self-awareness, integrity, commitment and do you help others? If so, according to the infographic below, you might just be a great leader in the making! Be a Leader Who Can Admit Mistakes. This might sound obvious, but if you want to build a more engaged workforce you need to, well, engage. That means, whether you are a CEO or a frontline manager, you need to be working hard to connect, face-to-face, with your people. That can mean anything from walking around and making pit stops in offices and cubicles to holding town hall discussions with your teams and staying to answer questions afterward. But most leaders simply can’t make time to sit down with every person in the company, in every office around the world, on a regular basis. It’s mathematically impossible. So what should leaders do instead? In my experience as CEO of Red Hat, I’ve learned to keep the lines of communication open and find ways to connect with associates when I can, either in person when the opportunity presents itself, or virtually via email and other electronic correspondence.
Being a leader doesn’t mean that you’re always right or that you won’t err. I speak from experience. Change Management and the Culture of Innovation. Today I was lucky enough to present at BETT Asia all about Change Management and the Culture of Innovation. I discussed my experience with change management in schools and suggested some steps that I follow when effecting and leading positive change in my institutions. As promised I have written a brief summary of my talk and have included the links I shared, some of the slides and more information about what we discussed today. I hope you enjoy and for more information about my speaking engagements please click here. I began by introducing the concept that I follow. This magnificent clip summarises the way I categorise staff (in my head) to help enable uptake of an innovation. We discussed the various elements of the 3 carriages and how every school has people in each carriage.
I introduced John Kotter’s concept of “The 3P’s of Leading Change” – Know your Product, Know your People and Know your Process! We finished up the session linking everything back to this video. Craig Kemp. Become a Stronger Leader by Asking Yourself These Three Questions. 10-small-things-people-always-overlook-which-actually-matter-success. The quality of your life comes down to the quality of your habits. No success can happen overnight though it sometimes seems so. Every success is made out of little things, little habits which you do regularly every single day, every week.
Success is not that difficult if you decide to take one step at a time. Doing little things, small habits consistently with all your heart makes you efficient every single day and the compound effect of doing so will bring success in your life. So, what are small habits which matter to success? 1. Every morning as soon as you go out of your bed and before you start thinking of all your emails you have to open take just 10 minutes to quietly sit down and focus your mind on the goals and good things you would like to achieve in your life.
This little habit won’t take much of your time but will make you start your day with a fresh mind. 2. 3. When you start your working day do your most important thing first. 4. 5. Success leaves clues. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Four Lessons for Life, Leadership, and Learning: A Tribute to the late Grant Wiggins. Grant and I first met at my hometown bagel shop. He was kind—and maybe curious—enough to answer my e-mail, which had this subject line: Hopewell high school dropout, now urban school leader. I was desperate yet optimistic. As a young leader of a new charter school for overage and undercredited youth in St. Louis, I needed all the help I could get. Who better than an education icon who coached soccer and played music in my small hometown? Growing up, I had no idea that an education legend lived nearby. I am sure we saw each other from time to time.
That first get-together turned into many. The lessons Grant shared over coffee and bagels became cornerstones of my professional and personal identities. Be authentic. The education world will remember Grant for his championship of authentic learning and assessment. “Do not ever lose the vision and passion.” This ended the note Grant sent me after our first get-together and has remained a truism ever since. Plan with the end in mind. Businessinsider. As we start to head toward summer, many people look forward to vacation and a pace that begins to slow down, but not entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs know that when it’s hot outside, the heat is on just as strong internally. Summer is a great time to push hard and develop not just your business skills, but your leadership skills.
In fact, it was in the summer of 1899 that industrial giant Henry Ford left his position as chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company’s headquarters to concentrate on automobile production. Ford knew that he needed to leave the safety of his position to explore life as an entrepreneur on his own terms. While we know Ford as one of the great inventors of America, if you’ve ever studied his leadership skills, they too are truly astonishing. Leadership, like entrepreneurship, is an often aspired-to position, but it’s rare for most to actually achieve and display true leadership capabilities. Related: 12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently 1. 2. 3 + 4.
If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking. Andrew Nguyen George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader. It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical level. And it wasn’t their weakness — he worked with a highly competitive bunch. It wasn’t even his elegant and distinguished British accent — his British colleagues were persuaded right along with everyone else, and none of them had his track record of persuasion.
George had a different edge, which wasn’t immediately obvious to me because I was listening to what George said. His power was in what he didn’t say. George was silent more than anyone else who spoke, and often, he spoke last. I say “anyone else who spoke” because there are plenty of people who remain completely silent — they don’t say anything, ever — and they are not persuasive. You have to use silence with respect. Understand the 4 Components of Influence. We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the roles that positional power, emotion, expertise, and nonverbal signals play.
These four aspects of influence are essential to master if you want to succeed as a leader. Take positional power. If you have it, influence becomes a relatively simple proposition. People with power over others tend to talk more, to interrupt more, and to guide the conversation more, by picking the topics, for example. If you don’t have the positional power in a particular situation, then, expect to talk less, interrupt less, and choose the topics of conversation less. What do you do if you want to challenge the positional authority? Passion often links with expertise, the third aspect of influence. Can you manage influence only using this fourth aspect?
The Age of Revolution: 10 Lessons for Leaders of the Change Generation. 1) Follow Your Internal Compass and Empower Others to Do The Same Deep down everyone knows the direction they should go in, however, fear and uncertainty can often paralyze the strongest ambition. You must learn to listen and trust your internal compass if you are to ever discover your own potential. By living a life that is authentic to whom you are or wish to be, you will indirectly empower everyone you come in contact with to discover their own strength.
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