Leadership Washington State University  [email_address]
“ Leadership Matters!” <ul><li>It matters a great deal in  leading  a learning culture where staff and students improve in...
Adult behavior changes when . . .  <ul><li>If you want to change  people’s behavior , “You need to create a community arou...
COLLABORATION IS KEY!
Leadership <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul>
“ It’s just one darn thing after another!”
<ul><li>“ The role of leader is to “mobilize people to tackle tough problems.” </li></ul>Heifetz (1994)
Every leader is telling a story about what he or she values.
What do you value?
We must adjust to changing times, but cling to unchanging principles
Unchanging Principles <ul><li>With a partner, please identify some “unchanging principles” that “leaders” demonstrate in t...
Unchanging Principles <ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Servi...
EDWARD R. MURROW -   This I Believe . . .
Leadership . . .  <ul><li>Good leaders change organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Great leaders change people. </li></ul>
Leadership is . . .  <ul><li>Management view: </li></ul><ul><li>“Doing things right.” </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership View: <...
Leadership is . . . <ul><li>“ Doing right things right.” </li></ul>Kenneth Leithwood, 2004
<ul><li>As a leader, what are the  </li></ul><ul><li>“ right things ?” </li></ul><ul><li>What evidence do you have that yo...
Leading with the “Right Work” <ul><li>“ The right work at both the school level and the district level is to do something ...
Leadership <ul><li>What is the purpose of  </li></ul><ul><li>educational leadership? </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ The purpose of leadership is the improvement of instructional practice, regardless of one’s role.” </li></ul><ul...
Leadership <ul><li>How do leaders influence the improvement of instructional practice and performance? </li></ul>
Leadership Accountability <ul><li>The necessary condition for success of school leaders in the future will be their  capac...
What is improvement? <ul><li>Improvement is increases in quality and performance over time . </li></ul><ul><li>  Richard E...
Practice must be based on a theory of action . <ul><li>A theory of action is a set of logically connected statements that ...
Leadership is . . . <ul><li>The  relentless  pursuit  </li></ul><ul><li>in the improvement  </li></ul><ul><li>of practice....
June 26, 2002  Seattle P.I. Germany ends South Korea’s dream Three-time champs will face  Brazil or Turkey in final BY JER...
Leadership   <ul><li>Break </li></ul>
Leadership Priorities <ul><li>Please select one or two leadership phrases or comments that most align with your view of le...
<ul><li>A recent report (2007) from  McKinsey & Company titled,  How the World’s Best-performing School Systems Come Out o...
Great Schools Consist of . . . <ul><li>Great teachers doing  </li></ul><ul><li>great teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>McKinsey ...
Great teaching consists of . . . <ul><li>Teachers’ knowledge and skill , </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ engagement in their o...
Students achieve when: <ul><li>there is a culture of high expectations, </li></ul><ul><li>teachers know how and when learn...
McKinsey & Company’s 2007 Report Findings . . . <ul><li>Get the right people to teach, </li></ul><ul><li>Support their gro...
The Role of Leadership in Highly Effective Schools   <ul><li>Hire well </li></ul><ul><li>Develop people </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>One child who does not learn what is needed for future success is one child too many. </li></ul><ul><li>Urquhart, ...
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  1. 1. Leadership Washington State University [email_address]
  2. 2. “ Leadership Matters!” <ul><li>It matters a great deal in leading a learning culture where staff and students improve in practice and performance. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Adult behavior changes when . . . <ul><li>If you want to change people’s behavior , “You need to create a community around them, where these new beliefs could be practiced, expressed and nurtured” (p. 173). </li></ul><ul><li>Fullan (2005) </li></ul>
  4. 4. COLLABORATION IS KEY!
  5. 5. Leadership <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ It’s just one darn thing after another!”
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ The role of leader is to “mobilize people to tackle tough problems.” </li></ul>Heifetz (1994)
  8. 8. Every leader is telling a story about what he or she values.
  9. 9. What do you value?
  10. 10. We must adjust to changing times, but cling to unchanging principles
  11. 11. Unchanging Principles <ul><li>With a partner, please identify some “unchanging principles” that “leaders” demonstrate in the performance of their practice? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the “big rocks” (leadership characteristics) you want to be sure you put into your jar (performance) each day? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Unchanging Principles <ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>Hope </li></ul><ul><li>A focus on results </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learner </li></ul><ul><li>Role model </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic listener </li></ul>
  13. 13. EDWARD R. MURROW - This I Believe . . .
  14. 14. Leadership . . . <ul><li>Good leaders change organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Great leaders change people. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Leadership is . . . <ul><li>Management view: </li></ul><ul><li>“Doing things right.” </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership View: </li></ul><ul><li>“Doing right things.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Leadership is . . . <ul><li>“ Doing right things right.” </li></ul>Kenneth Leithwood, 2004
  17. 17. <ul><li>As a leader, what are the </li></ul><ul><li>“ right things ?” </li></ul><ul><li>What evidence do you have that you are </li></ul><ul><li>“ doing the right things right?” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Leading with the “Right Work” <ul><li>“ The right work at both the school level and the district level is to do something that impacts the classroom.” </li></ul><ul><li>Waters & Marzano (2006) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Leadership <ul><li>What is the purpose of </li></ul><ul><li>educational leadership? </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>“ The purpose of leadership is the improvement of instructional practice, regardless of one’s role.” </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Elmore (2006) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Leadership <ul><li>How do leaders influence the improvement of instructional practice and performance? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Leadership Accountability <ul><li>The necessary condition for success of school leaders in the future will be their capacity to improve the quality of instructional practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Elmore, June 2006 Conference paper, OECD, (p. 6.) </li></ul>
  23. 23. What is improvement? <ul><li>Improvement is increases in quality and performance over time . </li></ul><ul><li> Richard Elmore, June 2006 Conference paper, OECD, (p. 6.) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Practice must be based on a theory of action . <ul><li>A theory of action is a set of logically connected statements that connect the actions of leaders with their consequences for quality and performance in the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>They must be stated in order to be shared, and they have to be evaluated against evidence of their success in order to be judged . </li></ul><ul><li>(Chris Argyris and Donald Schon, 1978) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Leadership is . . . <ul><li>The relentless pursuit </li></ul><ul><li>in the improvement </li></ul><ul><li>of practice. </li></ul>
  26. 26. June 26, 2002 Seattle P.I. Germany ends South Korea’s dream Three-time champs will face Brazil or Turkey in final BY JERE LONGMAN The New York Times “ South Korea was playing out a fantasy, while Germany is one of the world’s powers. Victory is a relentless expectation, not a delirious wish . While South Korea had a nation’s support, it could not match Germany’s skill and conviction.”
  27. 27. Leadership <ul><li>Break </li></ul>
  28. 28. Leadership Priorities <ul><li>Please select one or two leadership phrases or comments that most align with your view of leadership and reflect the culture of where you work, or would like to work. </li></ul><ul><li>Share with a colleague or at your table why you selected the phrase of comment. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>A recent report (2007) from McKinsey & Company titled, How the World’s Best-performing School Systems Come Out on Top, concludes that : </li></ul><ul><li>1) the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers, and </li></ul><ul><li>2) the only way to improve outcomes is to improve instruction. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Great Schools Consist of . . . <ul><li>Great teachers doing </li></ul><ul><li>great teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>McKinsey & Company (2007) </li></ul>
  31. 31. Great teaching consists of . . . <ul><li>Teachers’ knowledge and skill , </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ engagement in their own learning, and </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging and meaningful content. </li></ul><ul><li>PELP Coherence Framework (2006) </li></ul>
  32. 32. Students achieve when: <ul><li>there is a culture of high expectations, </li></ul><ul><li>teachers know how and when learning occurs, and </li></ul><ul><li>schools identify and support struggling students. </li></ul><ul><li>Urquhart, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>McREL, Changing Schools </li></ul>
  33. 33. McKinsey & Company’s 2007 Report Findings . . . <ul><li>Get the right people to teach, </li></ul><ul><li>Support their growth of their knowledge and skills, and </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that every student performs to his or her potential focused around common (agreed upon) learning beliefs. </li></ul>
  34. 34. The Role of Leadership in Highly Effective Schools <ul><li>Hire well </li></ul><ul><li>Develop people </li></ul><ul><li>Intervene early and often </li></ul><ul><li>Create a “high reliability” system </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(failure is not an option for any student) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>McKinsey & Company ( 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>One child who does not learn what is needed for future success is one child too many. </li></ul><ul><li>Urquhart, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>McREL, Changing Schools </li></ul>

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