LEADING YOUR TEAM
TO GREATNESS
NORTH CAROLINA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE
JIM GOENNER, PH.D.
JASON SARSFIELD
JULY 31, 2014
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National Charter Schools Institute
• The Institute is a values-driven, nonprofit organization
fou...
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Goals for Today
Share a Framework for
Greatness
Strengthen & Support
Leaders
Inspire Hearts & Min...
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THIS SLIDE DECK IS ACCESSIBLE AT
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RELATIONSHIPS
“People don’t care how
much you know until they
know how much you care.”
The Road to Greatness
Good, Not Great
Inflection
Point
Good, Not Great
Matched-Pair
Selection
Comparison
Cases
Good-to-Gre...
“Good is the
enemy
of great.”
Jim Collins
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Superior Performance
Distinctive Impact
Lasting Endurance
What Is Greatness?
Collins’ Good-to-Great Framework
OUTPUT RESULTS
STAGE 1: DISCIPLINED PEOPLE
INPUT PRINCIPLES
Level 5 Leadership
First Who,...
Sharpening Your Focus
The
Flywheel
Building for
Breakthrough
“Greatness ... is largely
a matter of conscious
choice and discipline.”
Jim Collins
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
“Know
Thyself”
The First Person You Lead Is Yourself
Who Said…
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The Most Consistently Admired
Characteristics of Leaders
Honest
Forward-Looking
Competent
Inspiri...
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How Leaders Earn Credibility
• “They practice what they preach.”
• “They walk the talk.”
• “Their...
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Model the Way
Inspire a Shared Vision
Challenge the Process
Enable Others to Act
1
2
3
4
Encou...
Leadership
Pyramid
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Level 5 Leaders
• Ambitious first and foremost for
the cause, the organization,
the work — not th...
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
How clear is your organization about its ...
Vision
Mission
What is the organization really tryin...
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WHAT REALLY MATTERS
Ensuring all students
are prepared for success in
college, work and life.
“Doing everything
keeps us so busy we
don’t have time to think
about what is really
important to us.”
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
The Power of Clarifying Values
TEAMWORK
• We recognize that no one of us is as good as all of us....
Where Do You
Spend Time?
First Things First
Four Disciplines
of a Healthy
Organization
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
“The single greatest advantage
any company can achieve is
organizational health. Yet it is
ignore...
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
Cohesive teams develop trust,eliminate
politics and increase efficiency by…
• Knowing one another...
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
Healthy organizations minimize the
potential for confusion by clarifying…
• Why do we exist?
• Ho...
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
Healthy organizations align their employees around
organizational clarity by communicating key me...
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
Organizations sustain their health
by ensuring consistency in…
• Hiring
• Managing performance
• ...
WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
Resources for Pursuing Greatness
Good-to-Great Diagnostic Tool
www.jimcollins.com/tools.html
The ...
The Five
Temptations
of a CEO
“Set the standards
higher for yourself than
others would set them
for you.”
John Maxwell
THANK YOU!
NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS INSTITUTE | 711 WEST PICKARD STREET | MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48858
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  1. 1. LEADING YOUR TEAM TO GREATNESS NORTH CAROLINA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE JIM GOENNER, PH.D. JASON SARSFIELD JULY 31, 2014
  2. 2. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  3. 3. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 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.
  4. 4. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Goals for Today Share a Framework for Greatness Strengthen & Support Leaders Inspire Hearts & Minds Answer Questions Have Fun! 1 2 3 4 5
  5. 5. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG THIS SLIDE DECK IS ACCESSIBLE AT
  6. 6. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG RELATIONSHIPS “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
  7. 7. The Road to Greatness Good, Not Great Inflection Point Good, Not Great Matched-Pair Selection Comparison Cases Good-to-Great Cases GAP
  8. 8. “Good is the enemy of great.” Jim Collins
  9. 9. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Superior Performance Distinctive Impact Lasting Endurance What Is Greatness?
  10. 10. Collins’ Good-to-Great Framework OUTPUT RESULTS STAGE 1: DISCIPLINED PEOPLE INPUT PRINCIPLES 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 MAKES A DISTINCTIVE IMPACT ACHIEVES LASTING ENDURANCE Beyond Any Leader, Idea or Setback On the Communities It Touches Relative to Its Mission
  11. 11. Sharpening Your Focus
  12. 12. The Flywheel
  13. 13. Building for Breakthrough
  14. 14. “Greatness ... is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” Jim Collins
  15. 15. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG “Know Thyself” The First Person You Lead Is Yourself Who Said…
  16. 16. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG The Most Consistently Admired Characteristics of Leaders Honest Forward-Looking Competent Inspiring
  17. 17. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 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.” The Leadership Challenge
  18. 18. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 19 Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act 1 2 3 4 Encourage the Heart5 Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders Kouzes and Posner
  19. 19. Leadership Pyramid
  20. 20. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Level 5 Leaders • Ambitious first and foremost for the cause, the organization, the work — not themselves. • Display a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will.
  21. 21. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG How clear is your organization about its ... Vision Mission What is the organization really trying to accomplish? Is it compelling? Will it make a significant difference? How will the organization proceed with making this vision a reality? Values What are the core things the organization will use to guide and evaluate all of its actions and behaviors?
  22. 22. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  23. 23. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG WHAT REALLY MATTERS Ensuring all students are prepared for success in college, work and life.
  24. 24. “Doing everything keeps us so busy we don’t have time to think about what is really important to us.”
  25. 25. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG The Power of Clarifying Values 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.
  26. 26. Where Do You Spend Time? First Things First
  27. 27. Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization
  28. 28. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG “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.” Patrick Lencioni The Advantage
  29. 29. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 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. 1: Build a Cohesive Leadership Team
  30. 30. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 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? 2: Create Clarity
  31. 31. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 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. 3: Over-Communicate Clarity
  32. 32. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Organizations sustain their health by ensuring consistency in… • Hiring • Managing performance • Rewards and recognition • Employee dismissal. 4: Reinforce Clarity
  33. 33. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 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 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
  34. 34. The Five Temptations of a CEO
  35. 35. “Set the standards higher for yourself than others would set them for you.” John Maxwell
  36. 36. THANK YOU! NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS INSTITUTE | 711 WEST PICKARD STREET | MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48858 VIEW THIS SLIDE DECK ONLINE AT WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG

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