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  • 1. Stephen R. Covey A Presentation Discussing Principle-Centered Leadership and How It Relates to School-Based Administration http://www.melaleucablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/melaleuca-stephen-covey.jpg
  • 2. Best-Selling Author of… <ul><li>First Things First (1994) </li></ul><ul><li>Principle-Centered Leadership (1991) </li></ul><ul><li>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (1990) </li></ul><ul><li>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) </li></ul><ul><li>The Eighth Habit (2004) </li></ul>
  • 3. Principle-Centered Leaders Continually Learn . . . <ul><li>from their experiences </li></ul><ul><li>by continually seeking and reflecting </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who continually learn have a deeper understanding of their experiences and how to better manage for the future. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who continually learn may utilize technology for a professional learning network, connecting, sharing, and collaborating with other principals. </li></ul>http://www.jupiterimages.com/Image/royaltyFree/102915197#Header
  • 4. Principle-Centered Leaders Are Service-Oriented . . . <ul><li>and understand that “Life is a mission – not a career”(34). </li></ul><ul><li>and know that you must WORK with others and for others if you want others to work with and for you. </li></ul><ul><li>and believe Blessed Theresa of Calcutta who said, “the fruit of service is peace.” </li></ul><ul><li>School Administrators who serve set the example of stewardship and interconnectedness for the rest of the staff. </li></ul><ul><li>School Administrators can use technology to discover and collect information about staff needs, hopes, dreams for the future. </li></ul>http://www.christart.com/clipart/art_info/1680/
  • 5. Principle-Centered Leaders Radiate Energy… <ul><li>as cheerful, pleasant, happy ,optimistic, positive, upbeat, believing people. </li></ul><ul><li>as people who understand the effect of their own energy and how to direct it. </li></ul><ul><li>as peacemakers, humanizers, and catalysts of inspiration. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who radiate energy tap into the skill of leading by influence, not by force. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who radiate energy can motivate and inspire teachers to look outside their comfort zones to new technologies. </li></ul>http://www.jupiterimages.com/Image/royaltyFree/88640192#Header
  • 6. Principle-Centered Leaders Believe in Other People . . . <ul><li>and know that a person’s behavior does not define or limit his/her potential. </li></ul><ul><li>and create a climate of growth and opportunity. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who believe in other people create teaching/learning environments of collaboration and trust where students and staff are empowered to create. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who believe in other people will place trust in the good judgment of staff to model ethical behaviors with digital learning issues. </li></ul>http://www.jupiterimages.com/Image/royaltyFree/96175490#Header
  • 7. Principle-Centered Leaders Lead Balanced Lives . . . <ul><li>by reading, watching, observing, learning, having fun, having a sense of humor about themselves, and enjoying life. </li></ul><ul><li>by thinking in terms of continuums, not absolutes. </li></ul><ul><li>where their actions and attitudes are proportional to the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who lead balanced lives know to work, play, and not internalize every negative situation. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who lead balanced lives model sensible time-management on the time they spend on social networking sites. </li></ul>http://michaeljosephtherapy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/balancing.jpg
  • 8. Principle-Centered Leaders See Life as an Adventure . . . <ul><li>where their security comes from within and from resourcefulness, initiative, creativity, will power, courage, stamina, and natural intelligence. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who see life as an adventure value project-based learning, inquiry-driven classrooms, and challenge-based learning. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who see life as an adventure create teaching/learning environments where technology is global tool used to create, innovate, research, communicate, collaborate, and problem-solve. </li></ul>http://www.jupiterimages.com/Image/royaltyFree/98890611#Header
  • 9. Principle-Centered Leaders Create Synergy . . . <ul><li>knowing that, “The whole is always greater than the sum of the parts.” T.E.A.M. = Together Everybody Achieves More </li></ul><ul><li>acting as a catalyst for change, delegating for results, and separate people from the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who create synergy develop school environments into learning communities, challenge others to think about old problems in new ways, and inspire those around them to be more. </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who create synergy challenge students and staff to find ways use technology for more than the status quo. </li></ul>http://www.jupiterimages.com/Image/royaltyFree/96391206#Header
  • 10. Principle-Centered Leaders Exercise for Self-Renewal . . . <ul><li>by developing the following aspects of human personality: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School administrators who are effective stewards of their time, allowing for reflection and activity outside the school building, will be “healthier, stronger, and more service-focused”(39). </li></ul><ul><li>School administrators who exercise self-renewal may use a blog as a means of reflecting and connecting with other administrators. </li></ul>http://www.jupiterimages.com/Image/royaltyFree/78716124#Header
  • 11. Personal Critique of Covey’s Theory <ul><li>This set of leadership characteristics appeals to me because it connects to several concepts from Thomas Sergiovanni’s “Leadership As Stewardship” model. </li></ul><ul><li>I continually reflect back on a card I received from my eighth grade teacher who wrote, “ Your success will not be determined by the number of people you lead, but the number of people you serve.” </li></ul><ul><li>Vision, empowerment, communication, collaboration, balance, service, relational, humility, intelligence, life-long learning , and stewardship of time resources, and people’s feelings are easily translatable to the school environment. </li></ul>http://www.jupiterimages.com/Image/royaltyFree/100482811#Header
  • 12. References <ul><li>Covey, S. (1991). Principle-Centered Leadership . New York, NY: Fireside-Simon & Schuster. </li></ul><ul><li>Covey, S., Merrill, A., & Merrill, R. (1994) . First Things First . New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. </li></ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education. (n.d.). Eight Discernible Characteristics of Principle- Centered Leaders . Retrieved July 20, 2010 from http:// olms.cte.jhu.edu/26130 </li></ul>

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