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Goenner and Lambertson -- Formula for Replication -- Plan + Prepare + Execute -- OAPCS 2014 Conference -- 141016

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Goenner and Lambertson -- Formula for Replication -- Plan + Prepare + Execute -- OAPCS 2014 Conference -- 141016

  1. 1. WINNING FORMULA FOR REPLICATION = PLAN + PREPARE + EXECUTE OHIO ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS OCTOBER 16, 2014 SHERRY A. LAMBERTSON JAMES N. GOENNER, PH.D
  2. 2. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 2 Goals for Today Challenge Your Thinking Sharpen Our Focus Discuss Replication & Reach Share Resources 1 2 3 4 5 Have Fun!
  3. 3. RELATIONSHIPS “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  4. 4. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  5. 5. National Charter Schools Institute • The Institute is a values-driven, nonprofit organization founded in 1995. • Our mission is to strengthen the performance and productivity of the charter schools sector. • We coach and consult with boards, schools, authorizers, support organizations and policymakers. • Our team is composed of passionate professionals. • We seek to understand, honor and support our clients. • We believe in and strive to uphold the Golden Rule. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  6. 6. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG THIS SLIDE DECK IS ACCESSIBLE AT
  7. 7. WHICH ORGANIZATIONS WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG HAVE MASTERED REPLICATION?
  8. 8. WHICH ORGANIZATIONS HAVE UTILIZED REPLICATION TO EXPAND THEIR INFLUENCE? WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  9. 9. Reforming Education WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Student Learning Divergent Roads 9
  10. 10. THE ROAD NOT TAKEN “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG - Robert Frost
  11. 11. WHAT REALLY MATTERS Ensuring all students are prepared for success in college, work and life. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  12. 12. What is worth replicating?
  13. 13. The Road to Greatness Good, Not Great Inflection Point Good, Not Great Matched-Pair Selection Good-to-Great Cases GAP Comparison Cases
  14. 14. What Is Greatness? Superior Performance WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Distinctive Impact Lasting Endurance
  15. 15. “Good is the enemy of great.” Jim Collins
  16. 16. Collins’ Good-to-Great Framework OUTPUT RESULTS INPUT PRINCIPLES STAGE 1: DISCIPLINED PEOPLE Level 5 Leadership First Who, Then What STAGE 2: DISCIPLINED THOUGHT Confront the Brutal Facts The Hedgehog Concept STAGE 3: DISCIPLINED ACTION Culture of Discipline The Flywheel STAGE 4: BUILDING GREATNESS TO LAST Clock Building, Not Time Telling Preserve Core, Stimulate Progress DELIVERS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE Relative to Its Mission MAKES A DISTINCTIVE IMPACT On the Communities It Touches ACHIEVES LASTING ENDURANCE Beyond Any Leader, Idea or Setback
  17. 17. Sharpening Your Focus
  18. 18. The Flywheel
  19. 19. Building for Breakthrough
  20. 20. “Greatness . . . is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” Jim Collins
  21. 21. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG What are Systems? • Processes for predictably achieving goals • Based on specific, orderly, repeatable principles and practices • They leverage time, money and abilities • They are deliberate, intentional and practicable How Successful People Grow by John C. Maxwell
  22. 22. What systems are currently in place in your organization that would help replicated the successful practice
  23. 23. The Most Consistently Admired Characteristics of Leaders WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Honest Forward-Looking Competent Inspiring
  24. 24. How Leaders Earn Credibility • “They practice what they preach.” • “They walk the talk.” • “Their actions are consistent with their words.” • “They put their money where their mouth is.” • “They follow through on their promises.” • “They do what they say they will do.” WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG The Leadership Challenge
  25. 25. The Five Temptations of a CEO WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  26. 26. Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act 1 2 3 4 5 Encourage the Heart Kouzes and Posner WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 26
  27. 27. Which of the Principals of Exemplary Leadership have you already applied to the idea worth replicating? 27
  28. 28. “Doing everything keeps us so busy we don’t have time to think about what is really important to us.”
  29. 29. Where Do You Spend Time? First Things First
  30. 30. Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization
  31. 31. 1: Build a Cohesive Leadership Team Cohesive teams develop trust,eliminate politics and increase efficiency by… • Knowing one another’s unique strengths and weaknesses • Openly engaging in constructive, ideological conflict • Holding one another accountable for behaviors and actions • Committing to group decisions. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  32. 32. Healthy organizations minimize the potential for confusion by clarifying… • Why do we exist? • How do we behave? • What do we do? • How will we succeed? • What is most important — right now? • Who must do what? WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 2: Create Clarity
  33. 33. 3: Over-Communicate Clarity Healthy organizations align their employees around organizational clarity by communicating key messages through … • Repetition: Don’t be afraid to repeat the same message again and again. • Simplicity: The more complicated the message, the more potential for confusion and inconsistency. • Multiple Mediums: People react to information in many ways; use a variety of mediums. • Cascading Messages: Leaders communicate key messages to direct reports; the cycle repeats itself until the message is heard by all. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  34. 34. Organizations sustain their health by ensuring consistency in… • Hiring • Managing performance • Rewards and recognition • Employee dismissal. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 4: Reinforce Clarity
  35. 35. “The single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health. Yet it is ignored by most leaders even though it is simple, free, and available to anyone who wants it.” WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Patrick Lencioni The Advantage
  36. 36. Resources for Pursuing Greatness Good-to-Great Diagnostic Tool www.jimcollins.com/tools.html The Advantage Comprehensive Check List www.tablegroup.com Institute for Excellence in Education www.ExcellenceInEd.org Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy www.imsa.edu WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG IIT Boeing Scholars Academy blogs.iit.edu/boeing_scholars/ Chicago Scholars (88% to-and-through college in 6 yrs.) www.ChicagoScholars.org Project Lead The Way www.pltw.org
  37. 37. “Set the standards higher for yourself than others would set them for you.” John Maxwell
  38. 38. What is one thing you are going to commit to doing as a result of our time together?
  39. 39. THANK YOU! VIEW THIS SLIDE DECK ONLINE AT WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS INSTITUTE | 711 WEST PICKARD STREET | MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48858

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