Fullan and CollinsSynthesisFebruary 26, 2012by Ruslana WesterlundCreated for EDUC855Bethel University
Key Points from Fullan and Collins“Leadership is worth therisk because the goalsextend beyond materialgain or personaladva...
“Level 5 leadershiprequires beingclever for thegreater good. It ismy responsibility toensure that the rightdecisions happe...
What needs to change in schools? The individual                 The system “Of all the influences in      “Low morale ...
Strategic Directions for    Transforming Leadership in School    Systems (Collins and Fullan)Reconceptualize the role of s...
Hedgehogs v. Foxes We need more hedgehogs  and fewer foxes!“A hedgehog leader is like astrong consistent firewhereas the ...
The Hedgehog Concept in       Education                What are we deeply                passionate about?                ...
Change is the essence of life   Be willing to surrender what you are for           what you could become
References: Collins, J. (2005) Good to great and the social sectors. Fullan, M. (2008) The moral imperative of school le...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Westerlund Collins and Fullan Synthesis

1,340 views

Published on

A brief synthesis of Collins' Good to great and the social sector, and Fullan's Moral Imperative for Educational Leaders. Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for
what you could become
.

Published in: Business, Education
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,340
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
10
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Westerlund Collins and Fullan Synthesis

  1. 1. Fullan and CollinsSynthesisFebruary 26, 2012by Ruslana WesterlundCreated for EDUC855Bethel University
  2. 2. Key Points from Fullan and Collins“Leadership is worth therisk because the goalsextend beyond materialgain or personaladvancement.”(Fullan, 2010)“Leadership is about puttingyourself and your ideas on theline, responding effectively tothe risks, and living to celebratethe meaning of your efforts.”(Heifet and Linsky, 2002 asquoted in Fullan, 2010)
  3. 3. “Level 5 leadershiprequires beingclever for thegreater good. It ismy responsibility toensure that the rightdecisions happen –even if I don’t havethe sole power tomake thosedecisions, and even “The only way I can achieve thatif those decisions is if people know that I’mcould not win a motivated first and always for the greatness of our work, notpopular vote.” myself.” (Fullan, p. 11)(Collins, 2005)
  4. 4. What needs to change in schools? The individual  The system “Of all the influences in  “Low morale and teacher organizational climate, frustration will make it more leadership practices was difficult to introduce the greatest.” (Fullan innovation and change to talking about the Stringer, schools.” (Stringer 2002). 2002 study)
  5. 5. Strategic Directions for Transforming Leadership in School Systems (Collins and Fullan)Reconceptualize the role of school leadership – Embrace Fullan’s Level 5leadership. Recognize and work within a continuum of development. Being aware of the long –term goal – that we are moving along a continuum and that we want grater decentralization is key. Building greatness never happens in one fell swoop. Greatness is built by a cumulative process – step by step, action by action, day by day, week by week, year by year – turn by turn of the flywheel. Invest in leaders developing leaders. “the success of a leadership is not just impact on the bottom line, but on how many good leaders are left behind after the leader’s tenure” (Collins, p. 76) Improve the teaching profession. “If you are really good, you might be able to join our profession” (Teach for America principle).
  6. 6. Hedgehogs v. Foxes We need more hedgehogs and fewer foxes!“A hedgehog leader is like astrong consistent firewhereas the fox is more likea flash fire. Short term the foxlooks better, but long termthe burning fire still burnswith the passionatehedgehog.”
  7. 7. The Hedgehog Concept in Education What are we deeply passionate about? How can we develop a sustainableWhat can we be the resource engine tobest in the world at? deliver superior performance relative to our mission?
  8. 8. Change is the essence of life Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become
  9. 9. References: Collins, J. (2005) Good to great and the social sectors. Fullan, M. (2008) The moral imperative of school leadership.

×