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21st Century Leadership - Believe in You - A presentation delivered on May 31, 2012 at the OCSOA executive assistant conference in Niagara Falls. The focus of the presentation was the difference between positional and true leadership

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  • OCSOA Executive Assistant conference – May 31/June 1 2012 Niagara Falls Ontario The key to leadership is not in a book, not in a video, it is in believing that you can make a difference The key to leadership is in each of You Now, its Thursday morning, and some of you may have enjoyed the sights and sounds of Niagara Falls last night, so lets start by circulating that coffee through your bodies Everyone stand Now place your arms straight out in front of you palms facing the ground, rotate your hands inward so that your thumbs are facing upward Now 3 times, quickly bring your hands almost together with your arms outstretched but don’t let them touch – 3 times quickly Now repeat this 5 times quickly but let your hands come together loudly, and after the fifth time sit down quickly Great, now the coffee has circulated and the caffeine should keep you awake for my presentation, and… and when my two teenage daughters ask me how the presentation went, I can tell them that it started off with a standing ovation
  • There are 4 main learning goals for this presentation I hope that by the end of the morning session you are clear that there is a difference between positional leadership and true leadership You should be able to articulate several qualities that you feel leaders have You should be able to recognize that in each of you is the choice to take on a leadership role And finally, I hope that you will each remember a minimum of 1 quotation that you can reflect upon over the next two days
  • There are many authors who have written about leadership – what is important is not their lists, ie. 7 habits of Covey, or 6 secrets of Fullan, but the action that their message inspires you to act on We will spend the next hour reading the pages from each of these popular leadership books - Just kidding – the coffee started to perculate in you when I said that, didn’t it
  • OK – how about instead of reading lecture notes from business texts, we do some activity – hot yoga anyone? - No, ok, I’ll try another activity
  • Alright, so now I found something that we may have lots of interest in, but it will have to wait
  • OK – everyone standing again, you don’t have show as much energy as these 4, but lets start by standing
  • You can Sit Down if you can answer yes to this question Have you ever wanted to kill your boss? Have a look at whose sitting down, and if you’re rooming with them, I suggest you keep the bathroom light on tonight!
  • OK – most of you are still standing You can sit down, if maybe you haven’t considered killing your boss, but you have considered inflicting some minor pain on them, maybe just a broken arm or a broken leg, or inflicting some mental anguish on them
  • OK – we still have a few people standing Please have a seat if you agree that your director, or superintendent, or manager, would be considered in your Board to have positional power - OK, for anyone left standing, there are no prizes for the last person standing, so go ahead and have a seat!
  • In the introductions it was mentioned that one of my responsibilities is for learning and technology Along with that portfolio comes specialized equipment to make cool things, like master room keys for hotels - what – why are you looking worried?
  • Based on the answers to your previous questions, its clear that most if not all of you like your bosses - I use the word “boss” loosely, since in most Boards there is a supervisory responsibility but collegiality is equally important
  • Forgive me For the upcoming tribute to several Directors
  • Now, back to that master hotel keycard While many of you were out last night enjoying the sights and sounds of the Falls, I checked out several of your rooms to see what “artifacts” I might find in your rooms – related to Leadership of course - Well, look what I found in the Niagara Catholic room!
  • I found one of your members travels with a lovely framed photo of their newly appointed director,Jodi DiRocco – Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Very appropriate for a Catholic organization, I found one of you travels with a special prayer card of your director, Bill Gartland – Eastern Ontario Catholic
  • Back to that gang from Niagara Catholic – a lovely framed photo of their Director John Crocco – Niagara Catholic Now when you look at that photo, if you’re like me, you think, Bond…James (click to reveal photo of Sean Connery) and note the resemblance And in another room, I found a lovely movie poster on the wall, featuring Catherine McCullough – Director of Sudbury Catholic
  • Back to that gang from Niagara Catholic – a lovely framed photo of their Director John Crocco – Niagara Catholic Now when you look at that photo, if you’re like me, you think, Bond…James (click to reveal photo of Sean Connery) and note the resemblance And in another room, I found a lovely movie poster on the wall, featuring Catherine McCullough – Director of Sudbury Catholic
  • My hunt for leadership artificats continued and I cam across a complete photo album with photos of John Kostoff – Director of Dufferin Peel Catholic In another room I found a creative person amongst you who was creating a CD Cover for songs by their favourite artist, Brian Beal – Director of Education Simcoe Muscoka
  • Now the next room, was someone I know quite well, and they had brought with them, their favourite calendar featuring pin-up boy Julian Hanlon – Director of Ottawa Catholic School Board The next room was a little scary since I wasn’t sure if they were planning on killing their boss - Bruce Rodrigues – Toronto Catholic – chopped up photos of Bruce were strewn across the bed
  • I quickly left that room, and found a lovely collection of magazines including one that featured Director Greg Reeves – PVNC (I noticed they didn’t try to use the full name of the Board as it wouldn’t fit on the cover) The next room one of your members was working on their stamp collection featuring, Paul Wubben – St. Clair Catholic
  • Some more disturbing treasures, an all access pass for Director John Stadnyk – Huron Superior Catholic And yet someone else who had a lot of time on their hands and was working on a puzzle of their director, Michele Arbour – Renfrew Catholic You’re probably getting worried that I’m going to cover all of the Directors, but as with most technology, my magic keypass crashed, so I couldn’t get to any more rooms, but I have submitted a help desk ticket
  • Clearly based on what I found in your rooms, your bosses have positional leadership roles, but they also have leadership skills But, not everyone outside of education likes their bosses and some don’t think their bosses are good leaders
  • If you look on Amazon or Chapters, you’ll find lots of books on leadership and bosses Look at some of these titles, Superstar Leadership model- Good boss, bad boss, which one are you Recycle your boss – 99 ways to put a bad boss to good use
  • 101 ways to kill your boss Bad bosses, crazy coworkers, and other office idiots
  • Dealing with the Boss from hell – the guide to life in the trenches Good Boss – Bad Boss – How to be the Best and learn from the Worst
  • How to work for an Idiot – survive and thrive without killing your boss Good Bosses Gone Bad – How to survive the workplace when your Boss Sucks!
  • A survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses – Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers and Other Managers from Hell I hate my Boss – How to survive and get ahead when your boss is a Tyrant, Control Freak, or just plain Nuts
  • And just to show that the distinction between positional power and leadership is not confined to print media, there are many websites like this one: My Boss is an Idiot. Com – Tell Them About It I contrast this with the lovely OCSOA bar on the left – A faith-centered community of learners called to serve and shape the future of Catholic Education
  • And another website – My Stupid Boss.com – let off some steam at My Stupid Boss.com - Stories about bad bosses – I had to crop this one because of the language used in some of the stories
  • Your turn, but I’m only giving you one minute so talk fast – Who do you think of when you think of a leader Share some of the examples
  • Table discussion – Who do you think of when you think of a leader Share some of the examples
  • Table discussion – many people probably came up with political leaders, religious leaders, and people in formal positions of power – but other examples included personal examples of leaders.
  • So based on some of the examples we’ve just heard – where do you fit into the leadership picture –When it comes to leadership, what’s your role?
  • The importance of leadership in our Catholic School Boards You are the leaders – you are the ones that make a difference - You each have Directors, or Managers, or Superintendents who are leaders based on position but their personal attributes are what make them an effective / outstanding leader - we have teachers, custodians, EAs, students, administrators, office administrators and each of these defines a position but not necessarily a leadership position – but each of these can be a leader, and each of you can make a difference in the life of a colleague, the life of a parent or in the life of a student
  • So if I were to write a book on leadership, I would call it: You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader… but if you have a title, it doesn’t mean you’re a leader! But – it’s too late, the book’s already been written Click to show – You Don’t need a title to be a leader And The Leader who had no Title
  • So if I were to write a book on leadership, I would call it: You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader… but if you have a title, it doesn’t mean you’re a leader! But – it’s too late, the book’s already been written Click to show – You Don’t need a title to be a leader And The Leader who had no Title
  • So if I were to write a book on leadership, I would call it: You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader… but if you have a title, it doesn’t mean you’re a leader! But – it’s too late, the book’s already been written Click to show – You Don’t need a title to be a leader And The Leader who had no Title
  • Chapter 4 begins with this quote from Martin Luther King Jr. Add – but to me this doesn’t capture true leadership – this captures pride and excellence in ones work, regardless of what the work is
  • In my book, my chapter 4 would use this quote (read quote) It is about action and service to others that I believe makes each of us a true leader
  • In my book, my chapter 4 would use this quote (read quote) It is about action and service to others that I believe makes each of us a true leader
  • So the question that comes is – Are you in it alone as a leader?
  • We’ve certainly seen great examples of what one person can do This is a great quote – if you focus on one person at a time,- you are answering God’s calling to be a leader in the Catholic school system
  • Don’t try and be someone else It is important to have others in your network or circle of influence that are not the same as you – this way you avoid groupthink and you can take into account different points of view and perspectives
  • Tell Story of principal who influenced me in my first year of teaching Gr. 12 Entrepreneurship, I had some real tough students in that class I couldn’t wait to be finished the semester so that I wouldn’t have to deal with that class And then at a staff meeting, our principal told us the story of the starfish, and he gave us each a pin, a pin of a starfish The message I learned 21 years ago, was that I could make a difference in the life of one student, one student at a time - And I go to know some of these tough students, and I began to learn about their troubles and challenges, about fathers in jail, about no money for rent, about going home to an empty home, and I realized that the lives that some of my students were living were nothing like the life that I had grown up in, and I was determined to make a difference in their life - And the pin I’m wearing today, is from that meeting, 21 years ago, and I’ve kept it as a reminder, that I can always make the difference in the life of one other person - This video and song is based on that story
  • Now, what’s different about leadership in the 21 st Century is that it is about social networking, it is about being able to influence others and learn from others through technology and tools, and increasing your circle of influence
  • Leadership at its most basic and important level is about relationships
  • Let’s have a look at this boss and his ability to lead and serve others
  • And a quick video from a FedEx commercial
  • Your turn, but I’m only giving you one minute so talk fast – Who do you think of when you think of a leader Share some of the examples
  • Table discussion – Who do you think of when you think of a leader Share some of the examples
  • Lets have a look at this video on qualities of leadership and watch for matches with what you discussed at your table
  • Our Friend the Nightmare boss – what has he learned from the presentation?
  • Beware Information Overload when you introduce new tools and strategies
  • Explain Professional Learning network and how the tools can save time and increase efficiencies
  • Finish with these quotes – hopefully they speak to you Remember – in your call to Catholic leadership – remember the star fish – you do make a difference in the life of “one”
  • Finish with these quotes – hopefully they speak to you Remember – in your call to Catholic leadership – remember the star fish – you do make a difference in the life of “one”
  • 21st century leadership

    1. 1. Leading in the 21st Century – Believe in You!May 31, 2012 – T. D’Amico
    2. 2. Learning GoalsBy the end of this presentation you should have abetter understanding of:•True Leadership vs. Positional Leadership•Leadership Qualities•Your Role in Leadership•Quotes for Reflection
    3. 3. Leadership Authors Tom PetersPeter Drucker Stephen Covey Michael Fullan
    4. 4. Activity Time!
    5. 5. No,not that type of activity
    6. 6. Stand Up
    7. 7. Sit down if…
    8. 8. Sit down if…
    9. 9. Positional Leadership
    10. 10. Power of Technology
    11. 11. Most of you Like your “bosses”
    12. 12. Forgive me …for the upcoming “tribute” to several Directors!
    13. 13. What “artifacts” did I find in your rooms? Just Kidding! Flickr: License Some rights reserved by u m a m i
    14. 14. What “artifacts” did I find in your rooms?
    15. 15. What “artifacts” did I find in your rooms?
    16. 16. What “artifacts” did I find in your rooms?
    17. 17. What “artifacts” did I find in your rooms?
    18. 18. What “artifacts” did I find in your rooms?
    19. 19. What “artifacts” did I find in your rooms?
    20. 20. What “artifacts” did I find in your rooms?
    21. 21. Not everyone (outside of education) likes their bossSome don’t think their bosses are good leaders!
    22. 22. These books are found under “Leadership”
    23. 23. These books are found under “Leadership”
    24. 24. These books are found under “Leadership”
    25. 25. These books are found under “Leadership”
    26. 26. These books are found under “Leadership”
    27. 27. Websites
    28. 28. Websites
    29. 29. Who do youthink of whenyou think of aleader?Your Turn
    30. 30. 1 Minute Timer End 1:00 1:01 1:02 1:03 1:04 1:05 1:06 1:07 1:08 1:09 1:10 1:11 1:12 1:13 1:14 1:15 1:16 1:17 1:18 1:19 1:20 1:21 1:22 1:23 1:24 1:25 1:26 1:27 1:28 1:29 1:30 1:31 1:32 1:33 1:34 1:35 1:36 1:37 1:38 1:39 1:40 1:41 1:42 1:43 1:44 1:45 1:46 1:47 1:48 1:49 1:50 1:51 1:52 1:53 1:54 1:55 1:56 1:57 1:58 1:59 2:00 0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04 0:05 0:06 0:07 0:08 0:09 0:10 0:11 0:12 0:13 0:14 0:15 0:16 0:17 0:18 0:19 0:20 0:21 0:22 0:23 0:24 0:25 0:26 0:27 0:28 0:29 0:30 0:31 0:32 0:33 0:34 0:35 0:36 0:37 0:38 0:39 0:40 0:41 0:42 0:43 0:44 0:45 0:46 0:47 0:48 0:49 0:50 0:51 0:52 0:53 0:54 0:55 0:56 0:57 0:58 0:59
    31. 31. Who did you think of ?
    32. 32. Where do you fit in?What’s your role
    33. 33. True LeadersYour Photo goes here!
    34. 34. You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader …But if you have a title, it doesn’t mean you’re a leader!
    35. 35. You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader …But if you have a title, it doesn’t mean you’re a leader!
    36. 36. You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader …But if you have a title, it doesn’t mean you’re a leader!
    37. 37. Chapter 4 Quote If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job Martin    well. Luther King, Jr.
    38. 38. Chapter 4 of my book would usethis quote! If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams
    39. 39. Chapter 4 of my book would usethis quote! If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams
    40. 40. Are you in it alone as a leader?
    41. 41. But I’m just one person? “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” Mother Teresa
    42. 42. Be YourselfDifferent opinions and views are important
    43. 43. Click here for YouTube Video
    44. 44. 21st Century is about NetworkingHowconnectedare you?
    45. 45. Focus on Relationships
    46. 46. He has theposition but is Click to see video he aleader?
    47. 47. Leadership by Position Click here for video
    48. 48. What Qualitiesdo you think ofwhen you thinkof a leader?Your Turn
    49. 49. 1 Minute Timer End 1:00 1:01 1:02 1:03 1:04 1:05 1:06 1:07 1:08 1:09 1:10 1:11 1:12 1:13 1:14 1:15 1:16 1:17 1:18 1:19 1:20 1:21 1:22 1:23 1:24 1:25 1:26 1:27 1:28 1:29 1:30 1:31 1:32 1:33 1:34 1:35 1:36 1:37 1:38 1:39 1:40 1:41 1:42 1:43 1:44 1:45 1:46 1:47 1:48 1:49 1:50 1:51 1:52 1:53 1:54 1:55 1:56 1:57 1:58 1:59 2:00 0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04 0:05 0:06 0:07 0:08 0:09 0:10 0:11 0:12 0:13 0:14 0:15 0:16 0:17 0:18 0:19 0:20 0:21 0:22 0:23 0:24 0:25 0:26 0:27 0:28 0:29 0:30 0:31 0:32 0:33 0:34 0:35 0:36 0:37 0:38 0:39 0:40 0:41 0:42 0:43 0:44 0:45 0:46 0:47 0:48 0:49 0:50 0:51 0:52 0:53 0:54 0:55 0:56 0:57 0:58 0:59
    50. 50. Click here to watch video
    51. 51. Click here for video
    52. 52. How can I find the time?
    53. 53. Click here for video
    54. 54. Professional Learning Network:The Ultimate Search Engine/Filter Scoop It! Twitter Social Bookmarking Web 2.0 tools
    55. 55. Click here for video
    56. 56. The World is made up of You + 1…
    57. 57. Thank You Questions? http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-educationThomas.DAmico@ocsb.ca @TDOttawa

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