Leadership  is . . .  [email_address]
<ul><li>When you think of the word leadership, what  three words or phrases come to your mind? </li></ul><ul><li>At your t...
Leadership is . .
“ It’s just one darn thing after another!”
Leadership . . .  <ul><li>In the essentials . . .  </li></ul><ul><li>unity. </li></ul><ul><li>In the non-essentials . . . ...
 
COLLABORATION IS KEY!
<ul><li>“ Every collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>helps you grow.” </li></ul>Brian Eno, musician
Even if we have a collaborative environment – are we leading “smart:”? The Center for Educational Effectiveness
<ul><li>A school is . . .  </li></ul>“ a building that has four walls - with the future inside.” Lon Watters
 
<ul><li>“ Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Postman  </li></ul>T...
 
Questions?
 
 
<ul><li>“ Public schools are a public trust.” </li></ul>Linda Darling-Hammond
<ul><li>“ A community is known </li></ul><ul><li>by the schools it keeps.” </li></ul>Shaker Heights School District
Great Schools Consist of . . . <ul><li>“ Great teachers doing </li></ul><ul><li>great teaching.” </li></ul><ul><li>McKinse...
Manson School District
<ul><li>Leaders build capacity, </li></ul><ul><li>not dependency. </li></ul>
Capacity Building  . . .  <ul><li>involves the collective ability – dispositions, skills, knowledge, motivation and resour...
<ul><li>If you want to change  people’s behavior , “You need to create a community around them, where these new beliefs co...
“ Your bottom line  is your front line. It all comes from people”
Casey Stengel, manager of the New York Yankees, commented after winning the 1958 World Series, “ I couldn’t have done it w...
Casey Stengel – The secret of leadership . . . <ul><li>“ is keeping those who dislike me away from those who are still und...
Bobbing for Superintendents
“ Leadership Matters!” <ul><li>It matters a great deal in  leading  a learning culture where staff and students improve in...
“ Large National Study Strongly Links Educational Leadership to Student Achievement.” <ul><li>“ The rubber hits the road i...
<ul><li>“ The role of leader is to “mobilize people to tackle tough problems.” </li></ul>Heifetz (1994)
Leadership  <ul><li>“ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more, you are a leader.” </li><...
School Leadership <ul><li>What is the purpose of leadership? </li></ul>
What is the purpose of leadership? <ul><li>“ The improvement of instructional practice and performance.” </li></ul><ul><ul...
What is improvement? <ul><li>Improvement is increases in quality and performance over time . </li></ul><ul><li>  Richard E...
Leadership Accountability <ul><li>The necessary condition for success of school leaders in the future will be their  capac...
Practice must be based on a theory of action . <ul><li>A theory of action is a set of logically connected statements that ...
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
Leading with the “Right Work” <ul><li>“ The right work at both the school level and the district level is to do something ...
Leaders of Learning  <ul><li>As a leader, what are the “right things” you must do to improve learning?. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Leadership  <ul><li>Have you changed your three words or phrases or have they been reinforced through your table discussio...
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WSU Leadership Part I August

  1. 1. Leadership is . . . [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>When you think of the word leadership, what three words or phrases come to your mind? </li></ul><ul><li>At your table, share your three words or phrases. Why did you select these three? </li></ul><ul><li>Who, as a leader, influenced your thinking on these three words or phrases? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leadership is . .
  4. 4. “ It’s just one darn thing after another!”
  5. 5. Leadership . . . <ul><li>In the essentials . . . </li></ul><ul><li>unity. </li></ul><ul><li>In the non-essentials . . . </li></ul><ul><li>freedom. </li></ul><ul><li>In all things . . . </li></ul><ul><li>clarity. </li></ul>
  6. 7. COLLABORATION IS KEY!
  7. 8. <ul><li>“ Every collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>helps you grow.” </li></ul>Brian Eno, musician
  8. 9. Even if we have a collaborative environment – are we leading “smart:”? The Center for Educational Effectiveness
  9. 10. <ul><li>A school is . . . </li></ul>“ a building that has four walls - with the future inside.” Lon Watters
  10. 12. <ul><li>“ Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Postman </li></ul>The future . . .
  11. 14. Questions?
  12. 17. <ul><li>“ Public schools are a public trust.” </li></ul>Linda Darling-Hammond
  13. 18. <ul><li>“ A community is known </li></ul><ul><li>by the schools it keeps.” </li></ul>Shaker Heights School District
  14. 19. Great Schools Consist of . . . <ul><li>“ Great teachers doing </li></ul><ul><li>great teaching.” </li></ul><ul><li>McKinsey & Company (2007) </li></ul>
  15. 20. Manson School District
  16. 21. <ul><li>Leaders build capacity, </li></ul><ul><li>not dependency. </li></ul>
  17. 22. Capacity Building . . . <ul><li>involves the collective ability – dispositions, skills, knowledge, motivation and resources – to act together to bring about expected change. </li></ul>
  18. 23. <ul><li>If you want to change people’s behavior , “You need to create a community around them, where these new beliefs could be practical, expressed and nurtured” (p. 173). </li></ul><ul><li>Fullan (2005) </li></ul>
  19. 24. “ Your bottom line is your front line. It all comes from people”
  20. 25. Casey Stengel, manager of the New York Yankees, commented after winning the 1958 World Series, “ I couldn’t have done it without my players.”
  21. 26. Casey Stengel – The secret of leadership . . . <ul><li>“ is keeping those who dislike me away from those who are still undecided.” </li></ul>
  22. 27. Bobbing for Superintendents
  23. 28. “ 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>
  24. 29. “ Large National Study Strongly Links Educational Leadership to Student Achievement.” <ul><li>“ The rubber hits the road in the classrooms; that’s where the learning happens. Leadership is important because is sets the conditions and the expectations in the school that there will be excellent instruction and there will be a culture of ongoing learning for the educators and for the students in the school.” </li></ul><ul><li>The Wallace Foundation, July 2010 </li></ul>
  25. 30. <ul><li>“ The role of leader is to “mobilize people to tackle tough problems.” </li></ul>Heifetz (1994)
  26. 31. Leadership <ul><li>“ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more, you are a leader.” </li></ul><ul><li>John Quincy Adams </li></ul>
  27. 32. School Leadership <ul><li>What is the purpose of leadership? </li></ul>
  28. 33. What is the purpose of leadership? <ul><li>“ The improvement of instructional practice and performance.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Elmore, 2006) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 34. 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>
  30. 35. 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>
  31. 36. 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>
  32. 37. Leadership . . . <ul><li>Good leaders change organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Great leaders change people. </li></ul>
  33. 38. 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>
  34. 39. Leadership is . . . <ul><li>“ Doing right things right.” </li></ul>Kenneth Leithwood, 2004
  35. 40. 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>
  36. 41. Leaders of Learning <ul><li>As a leader, what are the “right things” you must do to improve learning?. </li></ul><ul><li>What evidence do you have that you are doing the “right things – right?” </li></ul>
  37. 42. Leadership <ul><li>Have you changed your three words or phrases or have they been reinforced through your table discussions? </li></ul><ul><li>What words or phrases would you add to your thoughts regarding the role of school leadership? </li></ul>

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