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Governing for Greatness Series - Nov 10, 2016 - INCS Conference

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Jim Goenner speaks on his "Governing for Greatness" series November 10, 2016 at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS).

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Governing for Greatness Series - Nov 10, 2016 - INCS Conference

  1. 1. Jim Goenner, Ph.D Don Cooper Governing for Greatness
  2. 2. Goals for Session KIDS!!! Strengthen Your Ability to Lead & Govern Challenge Conventional Thinking Inspire Hearts & Minds Have Fun! 1 2 4 5 6 3 Define Greatness © National Charter Schools Institute
  3. 3. RELATIONSHIPS “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” © National Charter Schools Institute
  4. 4. democratize verb | de·moc·ra·tize | di-'mä-krə-,tīz (1) to make (a country or organization) more democratic (2) to make (something) available to all people; to make it possible for all people to understand (something) — Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
  5. 5. Schools Powered by Epicenter 2015-2016 IMPACTING 530,000+ Students 1400+ Schools | 6 © National Charter Schools Institute
  6. 6. The Five Temptations of a CEO Invulnerability Over Trust Harmony Over Conflict Certainty Over Clarity Popularity Over Accountability Status Over Results © National Charter Schools Institute
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  9. 9. Framework for Greatness Good, Not Great Inflection Point Good, Not Great Matched-Pair Selection Comparison Cases Good–to–Great Cases GAP © National Charter Schools Institute
  10. 10. Deliver Superior Performance Make a Distinctive Impact Achieve Lasting Endurance Great Organizations… © National Charter Schools Institute | 12
  11. 11. “““ _____???_____ is the enemy of great.” Jim Collins © National Charter Schools Institute
  12. 12. The Flywheel © National Charter Schools Institute
  13. 13. Building for Breakthrough © National Charter Schools Institute
  14. 14. “““Greatness...is largely a matter of conscious ___???______ and discipline.” Jim Collins © National Charter Schools Institute
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  17. 17. Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act 1 2 3 4 Encourage the Heart5 | 19 The Leadership Challenge © National Charter Schools Institute
  18. 18. | 20 Model the Way1 © National Charter Schools Institute
  19. 19. The Most Consistently Admired Characteristics of Leaders: | 21 Honest Forward-Looking Competent Inspiring The Leadership Challenge © National Charter Schools Institute
  20. 20. How Credibility is Earned •  “Practice what you preach.” •  “Walk the talk.” •  “Make actions consistent with your words.” •  “Put money where your mouth is.” •  “Follow through on promises.” The Leadership Challenge © National Charter Schools Institute | 22
  21. 21. How Leaders Earn Credibility “DWYSYWD” | 23 The Leadership Challenge © National Charter Schools Institute
  22. 22. | 24 Inspire a Shared Vision2 © National Charter Schools Institute
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  25. 25. Exercise: Start with WHY… What’s Your Team Building? © National Charter Schools Institute
  26. 26. KIDS & FAMILIES Authorizers Boards Schools & Ed Providers © National Charter Schools Institute
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  30. 30. Aligning for Greatness Develop a Relationship of Mutual Trust & Respect Set Clear Performance Expectations – No Surprises! 1 2 3 Establish a Shared Vision & Values | 32 © National Charter Schools Institute
  31. 31. Shared Values Guide Actions & Behaviours TEAMWORK •  We recognize that no one of us is as good as all of us. •  We will put the team’s goals before our own. •  We will collaborate. •  We can be relied upon to fulfill commitments. •  We are accountable for ourselves and to each other. •  We will celebrate our successes and have fun. | 33 © National Charter Schools Institute
  32. 32. Board Responsibilities12 © National Charter Schools Institute
  33. 33. | 35 12 Responsibilities of a Charter School Board 4 1 2 3 ENSURE all students are being prepared for success in college, work and life. ENSURE the public’s money and resources are well stewarded. ENSURE the organization is run by a great leader and infused with a positive culture and learning environment. ENSURE the terms of the charter contract are fulfilled and the organization is prepared for renewal. © National Charter Schools Institute
  34. 34. ENSURE the organization is run by a great leader and infused with a positive culture and learning environment.3 © National Charter Schools Institute
  35. 35. A Simple Way to Frame Roles Boards = To Ensure Management = To Execute Ch. 7 pg. 45-50| 37
  36. 36. Leadership Pyramid © National Charter Schools Institute
  37. 37. What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be? Level 3 Leader •  Organizes people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of predetermined objectives. © National Charter Schools Institute | 39
  38. 38. What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be? Level 5 Leader •  Ambitious first and foremost for the cause, the organization, the work — not themselves. •  Displays a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will. © National Charter Schools Institute | 40
  39. 39. Winners Want to be Associated with a Board/ Authorizer that… •  Knows its purpose and why it exists •  Understands it is the highest authority in the organization •  Knows it represents the public •  Is disciplined in its role and behaviors and those of its individual members •  Is trustworthy and predictable © National Charter Schools Institute | 41
  40. 40. Winners Want to be Associated with a Board/ Authorizer that… •  Uses its authority to empower, not strangle •  Ensures the organization is effective and efficient •  Has high expectations and measures performance •  Is unafraid to judge, but does so fairly •  Continuously earns credibility © National Charter Schools Institute | 42
  41. 41. | 43 ENSURE the organization continuously improves and stays viable. ENSURE the organization is true to its vision, mission and values. ENSURE the organization operates legally and ethically. ENSURE goals are clear and people and programs are wisely empowered, supported, evaluated and held accountable. 8 5 6 7 12 Responsibilities of a Charter School Board © National Charter Schools Institute
  42. 42. ENSURE the organization is true to its vision, mission and values.5 © National Charter Schools Institute
  43. 43. | 45 ENSURE the board and its members are positive ambassadors for the charter idea! ENSURE the board recruits, orients and develops its members and its capacity to govern. ENSURE the board adopts and properly maintains its governing policies. ENSURE the board speaks with one voice. 12 9 10 11 12 Responsibilities of a Charter School Board © National Charter Schools Institute
  44. 44. Order at: http://NationalCharterSchools.org/services/
  45. 45. | 47 Challenge the Process3 © National Charter Schools Institute
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  48. 48. | 50 Enable Others to Act4 © National Charter Schools Institute
  49. 49. | 51 ““We believe boards that govern for greatness ask wise questions and measure things that really matter.” Dr. James Goenner National Charter Schools Institute “ © National Charter Schools Institute
  50. 50. WHAT REALLY MATTERS Ensuring all students are prepared for success in college, work and life. © National Charter Schools Institute
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  52. 52. Data Driven vs Data Informed © National Charter Schools Institute
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  54. 54. Key Renewal Questions 56 Academic Financial Organizational Is the educational program a success? Is the school financially viable? Is the organization effective and well run? © National Charter Schools Institute
  55. 55. | 57 Encourage the Heart5 © National Charter Schools Institute
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  57. 57. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” © National Charter Schools Institute
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  60. 60. VIEW THIS SLIDE DECK ONLINE AT WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG LET’S FLY!

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