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Describes how the world, Wisconsin and the expectations of public education have changed. As a result, we need to rethink educational leadership.

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  1. 1. Rethinking leadership: why it is important<br />Deb Gurke, Director of Board Governance <br />Wisconsin Association of School Boards <br />January 14, 2009<br />
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  3. 3. The Effective Leader<br />“The ability to communicate across the various constituencies of the organization (both internal and external) is the key to effective leadership.”Margaret Wheatley <br />
  4. 4. Organizational Effectiveness<br />Depends on the relationships <br />between and among team members…<br />and the staff…<br />and the community<br />
  5. 5. The Context Is Changing<br />The World,<br />Wisconsin,<br />and <br />Expectations of <br />Public Schools <br />Are Changing<br />NCLB<br />WKCE<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>Grassroots Economics
  7. 7. Smart Networking
  8. 8. Strong Opinions, Strongly Held
  9. 9. Sick Herd
  10. 10. Urban Wilderness
  11. 11. The End of Cyberspace</li></ul>©Institute for the Future and KnowledgeWorks Foundation. Used with permission<br />
  12. 12. Income<br />Making Opportunity Affordable–Wisconsin, Planning Grant, October 2008 - September 2009<br />
  13. 13. Free and Reduced Lunch <br />Wisconsin&apos;s Information Network for Successful Schools, Department of Public Instruction <br />
  14. 14. Diversity<br />Wisconsin&apos;s Information Network for Successful Schools, Department of Public Instruction <br />
  15. 15. Baccalaureate degrees<br />Making Opportunity Affordable–Wisconsin, Planning Grant, October 2008 - September 2009<br />
  16. 16. http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/<br />
  17. 17. Expectations of public education have changed<br />From inputs to outputs<br />All children can learn<br />
  18. 18. Traditional problem solving method<br />Gather Data<br />Analyze data<br />Formulate <br />a solution<br />Implement a solution<br />
  19. 19. “Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them.”<br />Laurence J. Peter<br />
  20. 20. Solving Wicked Problems<br />Gather Data<br />Analyze data<br />Formulate <br />a solution<br />Implement a solution<br />
  21. 21. Distinguishing Technical from Adaptive Challenges<br />
  22. 22. Creating and Sustaining Positive Culture<br />Beliefs – Values – Norms<br />How we act towards each other<br />
  23. 23. The Challenge<br />How do we operate as a team <br />so we can focus our energies <br />on student achievement ?<br />
  24. 24. “Well-functioning, successful teams usually <br />have chemistry that can’t be quantified. <br />They seem to get into a virtuous cycle in which one good quality builds on another.”<br />Jeffry Sonnenfeld,<br />Harvard Business Review<br />September, 2002<br />

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