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  2. 2. LEADERSHIP BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE  ADLI ALIMI BIN ABDUL RAHMAN is the Secretary of The Parent and Teacher Association (PTA), the school prefect’s teacher and the advisor of the Junior Doctor Club.  I like to use democratic and path-goal leadership styles to make my lesson a fun lesson. I want my pupils to learn by themselves and cherries the knowledge they gained.  But sometimes I were forced to use autocratic leadership style to make sure my learning objectives were achieved. It is due to sometime my pupils react over the limit and disturb the learning process.
  3. 3. LEADERSHIP BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE  Hartini Ahmad is a pre school teacher at primary school since 2007.  The first week, I found difficulties to make sure children listened with my instruction in the classroom.  Then i discovered that i had to take different approaches to handle the children easily. I used democratic style.We will enjoy the learning happily in the class without bounderies.
  4. 4. LEADERSHIP BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE  I found that children likely enjoy because they exposed learning at the sametimes when playing together like in game.  However, i think i must use autocratic style sometimes. It helped me in controlling the stuborn children. So, they quit little bit listen to me and follow my instruction given to them.  During the 4 years, I found that leadership style i used in teaching and learning make me faced with global children today smoothly, efficiently and effectively which lastly producing good quality children next day.
  5. 5. LEADERSHIP BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE  Nurul Atikah bt Noor Azamin, the teachers of School Prefect and teachers Advisor of Police Cadet for afternoon session.  I've always worked with other teachers. In addition, I also give instructions to the prefect to ensure that the school disciplinary is committed.  Therefore, I've been using the system of democracy in making all solutions. Usually the teachers will discuss together before making any decision related to school discipline.
  6. 6. LEADERSHIP BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE Meanwhile, for police cadets, I also prefer to adopt a democratic system because I will join police cadet teacher advisor for the morning session. Usually we will discuss before a decision is made because it involves many parties.
  7. 7. LEADERSHIP BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE Rohani binti Ahmad- involved in co-ordinator of uniform unit and teacher librarian. I used democratic style because can invites co operation among members , discussion, sharing ideas, views and opinion. Can build creativityof others, make discussion togethers, two way communicate reduce conflict and increase work efficiency
  8. 8. LEADERSHIP BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE Siti Rozaimah Binti Bakhtiar is a counseling teacher at Maahad Tahfiz Sains Darul Aman, Kulim Kedah since 2012.  Democratic leadership style sharing and learning from other experiences  Autocratic leadership style Making decision
  10. 10. WHAT IS LEADERSHIP? It is a process by which one person influences the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors of others. Leaders set a direction for the rest of us; they help us see what lies ahead; they help us visualize what we might achieve; they encourage us and inspire us. D. Quinn Mills , 2005
  11. 11. WHAT IS LEADERSHIP? A leader is one or more people who selects, equips, trains, and influences one or more follower(s) who have diverse gifts, abilities, and skills and focuses the follower(s) to the organization’s mission and objectives causing the follower(s) to willingly and enthusiastically expend spiritual, emotional, and physical energy in a concerted coordinated effort to achieve the organizational mission and objectives.
  12. 12. The Ant Leadership Paradigm is a set of leadership style and characteristic display by the ants that can be learn by us to make our organization excel in future. This paradigm focus on team work and what a small creature or a small organization can achieve by using the style and characteristic of the ants. The aim of this paradigm is to explore the true nature of ants so that we can benefit from all of the great characteristics of ants.
  13. 13. “ONE FOR ALL & ALL FOR ONE”  The leader is the source of strength in the organization as the queen ant to its colony. The leader reflect the whole organizations as he/she is the main policy maker of the organizations.  At the same time, the leader must take care their followers as they are the heart of the organization. There is no leader if there is no followers. A good leader will take care his/her follower as they own family.  The great leader according to our paradigm is the one who is able to connect tightly with his/her follower and influence them to achieve the organizational goal. He/she will do it together with the follower with very great teamwork and cooperation.
  14. 14. The life of Ants  Like all insects, ants have six legs. Each leg has three joints. The legs of the ant are very strong so they can run very quickly. If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse. Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight. An ant brain has about 250 000 brain cells. A human brain has 10,000 million so a colony of 40,000 ants has collectively the same size brain as a human.  The job of the queen is to lay eggs which the worker ants look after. Worker ants are sterile, they look for food, look after the young, and defend the nest from unwanted visitors. Ants are clean and tidy insects. Some worker ants are given the job of taking the rubbish from the nest and putting it outside in a special rubbish dump! Each colony of ants has its own smell. In this way, intruders can be recognized immediately. Many ants such as the common Red species have a sting which they use to defend their nest.
  15. 15. The life of Ants  At night the worker ants move the eggs and larvae deep into the nest to protect them from the cold. During the daytime, the worker ants move the eggs and larvae of the colony to the top of the nest so that they can be warmer. If a worker ant has found a good source for food, it leaves a trail of scent so that the other ants in the colony can find the food. Army Ants are nomadic and they are always moving. They carry their larvae and their eggs with them in a long column.
  16. 16. Shared/Team Leadership Theory  Each ant is aware of their individual duty and does their part. Ants have always captured the attention for their hard work and teamwork.  Ants have learnt how to live together successfully in colonies and survive in diverse habitat.  Ants is team workers and work together in order to achieve something great.  Ants operate in a team together empowering to achieve more. A line of ants keenly they diligently follow the ant in front.
  17. 17. Visionary Leadership Theory  Ants are driven by purpose. Having a clear long term objective or goals.  Ants prepare in their food in summer because they know that there will be a time when there will be no food to find in winter time. So they are constantly preparing for a season which is yet to come upon them.  Ants do not just eat on the spot even when they see a huge chicken or sandwich, they try to carry the food to their ant colony and save up for the rainy days.
  18. 18. Path-Goal Leadership Theory  The leader ant sources the food and leads the follower ants to the food source.  The leader ants appear to teach and repeatedly nudge the follower ants.  Ants are insects that wise, they know when to look for food, when to rest, in the summer, the ants immediately seek food and herd foods as much as possible, so that when the season gone by and they cannot work, they still have a lot of food reserves.
  19. 19. The effective Principal Attributes in Shared Leadership  Shared leadership is commonly thought of as the "serial emergence" of multiple leaders over the life of a team, stemming from interactions among team members in which at least one team member tries to influence other members or the team.  Principal should ask the subordinates to work together as a team and perform team work.  Principal should focus more on the needs of the subordinates than their own individual needs.
  20. 20. The Characteristic of the Principal in Shared Leadership Teamwork  The principal should focus on the team, rather him himself.  Working for a benefit of self can be detrimental to the overall performance of the team or the entire organization. Highly social creatures  The principal can practise how to make a decision and communicate the fact that everyone’s opinion counts.  So that, the principal can facilitates the productive discussion with the other members.
  21. 21. The effective Principal Attributes in Distributed Leadership  Distributed leadership is the sharing of leadership between two or more individuals.  Distributed leadership also primarily concerned with mobilizing leadership at all levels in the organisation not just relying on leadership from the top  Principal needs to perform peer reviews all the time. They teach each other to work and hold each other accountable  Principal need to simply place the right teachers in the right jobs
  22. 22. The Characteristic of the Principal in Distributed Leadership Empowerment  School administrators cannot be everywhere at one time. Principal distribute the leadership power between two administrators, while other schools involve teachers and parents, creating a group where there is no central leader in charge. Right person for the right job  Distributing the leadership allows administrators to focus on a few areas and really make an impact. They do a better job in a few areas than if they were over numerous activities, administrative duties, and student and teacher responsibilities. In return, administrators tend to find their jobs more fulfilling and feel like they are actually making a difference.
  23. 23. The effective Principal Attributes in Path-Goal Leadership  According to path-goal theory, leaders have a responsibility to provide their subordinates with the information and support necessary to achieve the work goals.  Leaders can engage in behaviours that help subordinates facilitate goal attainment. For example, principal can providing information and other resources necessary for the teachers to obtain goals.  Leaders can engage in behaviours that remove obstacles that might hinder subordinates' pursuit of their goals. For instance principal can remove workplace factors that reduce the chances of goal attainment.
  24. 24. The Characteristic of the Principal in Path-Goal Leadership  Have vision and mission  Principal should see the vision (intent) and agree with the mission and a strategy that will take the organisation in a needed direction.  Embedding change  Embedding change in the organization drives innovation and productivity. So that, the principal should embrace change to make the school goals achieved.  Understanding  Principal must recognize the needs of teachers and try to satisfy these needs through the workplace, reward people for achieving their goals, help subordinates identify the most effective paths they need to take to reach their goals, and clear those paths so that subordinates can reach their goals.
  26. 26. Queen Ants Queen ants are the founders of all colonies. Once mated, she can stay fertilized for many years laying millions of eggs. Some queens can lay thousands of eggs each day. They really are egg laying machines. Queen ants also have the record for the longest living of all insects, ranging from one to up to thirty years. After nuptial flight, in which winged sexual male and female ants mate, a future queen faces the harrowing challenge of founding a new colony. As the worker population increase, the queen’s careful attendance of the brood slackens and her primary role in the colony becomes egg laying and remaining alive. Rather than standing to defend her only clutch of brood queens now have a horde of daughters to defend nest, and they retreat from any signs of danger or disturbance to the nest.
  27. 27. Minor Worker Ants Minor worker ants, or simply 'workers', are the most common ant found in any colony. They are also called as carpenter ants. These sterile female ants are the smallest ant, but they do the most work. Some look after the queen and brood, some forage for food from around the nest, whilst others maintain and expand the nest. Carpenter ants prefer to establish nests in areas where wood has been exposed to severe moisture. Carpenter ant build two types of nests; parent colonies and satellite colonies. Parent colonies consist of a queen, her brood and workers. Satellite colonies consist of workers, older larvae and pupae. All moisture conditions that the ants found conducive must be corrected. If treated early, carpenter ants are seldom for serious structural damage to houses and buildings. However, these ants could cause extreme damage if they continue undiscovered for extended period. Thus, it is advisable to seek professional help in containing carpenter ant infestations. Workers can live between a few months and up to five years.
  28. 28. Soldier Ants | Major Workers | Big Heads Soldier ants are also known as major workers or big heads. They are only present among certain species that are 'polymorphic'. These sterile female ants are larger and stronger than typical workers. They protect their colony from large predators and use their strength and large jaws ormandibles to cut and carry larger objects. In harvester ant species, the soldiers use their strength to crack open hard seeds.In leaf cutter ant species, the solders cut through the thicker plants so that the minor workers can carry the clippings back to their nest. Some species have median workers that are sized between minor and major workers.
  29. 29. Winged Princess | Alate | Virgin Queen A princess is an unfertilized virgin queen, she has wings present and so is an alate flying ant. Princesses take to the skies to mate on a warm, humid summers day also known as the nuptial flight. Once mated, they scurry along the ground to find a suitable nesting place to lay their eggs. They clip their own wings and use them as a protein source to feed their new family.
  30. 30. Winged Drone | Alate | Male Ant Drones are the only male ants in a colony. They are born from un-fertilized eggs. Drones are not like typical ants. They don't do any work in their nests, and they look more like wasps than ants. They are reproductive winged ants and so are alates. They take to the skies on the same day as the princesses to mate during the nuptial flight.Once they have mated, they die. Drones will only survive a few months during the mating season. Their life is short lived, but like all ants, they play a crucial part in the ant life cycle.
  32. 32. THE QUEEN-THE PRINCIPAL Roles of principal are as follows: 1. School leader 2. Student discipline 3. Teacher evaluator 4. Develop, implement, evaluate program 5. Review policies 6. Hiring new teachers
  33. 33. THE WINGED PRINCESS-HEAD OF DEPARTMENTS 1.Leadership and management 2.Responsible for teaching and students 3.Responsible for research 4.Knowledge transfer 5.People management 6.Financial management
  34. 34. THE WINGED DRONE-SENIOR TEACHERS 1. Respect the head teacher/principal who bears the ultimate responsibilities for the school 2. Have a good relationship with teams – so that the communication becomes easy 3. As the medium of the principal and staff 4. As the medium of school and parent 5. Ensure the process of learning in the aspect of curriculum, co- curriculum and student affairs are vin the right track 6. Aware of the physical environment 7. Aware of the fiscal/fund 8. Keeps things running smoothly
  35. 35. THE SOLDIER-TEACHERS Roles of teachers are broad 1.Resource provider 2.Instructional specialist 3.Curriculum specialist 4.Classroom supporter 5.Learning facilitator 6.Mentor 7.School leaders 8.Data coach 9.leaner
  36. 36. THE WORKERS-PUPILS 1. Roles of the students including to themselves, parents, teachers, societies, religions, culture, and country 2. They should focused to their academic and ensuring they are success in their learning and career.
  37. 37. According to Hayes Mizell (2010) professional development is many types of educational experiences related to an individual’s work. Doctors, lawyers, educators, accountants, engineers, and people in a wide variety of professions and businesses participate in professional development to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that will improve their performance on the job. Many fields require members to participate in ongoing learning approved by the profession, sometimes as a requirement for keeping their jobs. Professionals often also voluntarily seek new learning.
  38. 38. The Ants’ Leadership Workshop The Ants’ Leadership Camp Focus on the theory of the leadership. Focus on the application of the theory. The first phase The second phase One day courses Three day camp In-door activities Out-door activities Participant : whole organizations Participant : Whole organizations
  39. 39. The Ants’ Leadership Paradigm let to understand the important of the teamwork and cooperation in organizations – the importance of the leader and the follower in an organizations. The amazing characteristics of the ants in achieving their goals should motivate us to apply the principal show by the ants in our organization so we can achieve our organizational goal with the feeling of togetherness and no one is leaf behind.