Description : Leading in a Culture of Change: Personal Action Guide andWorkbook is an essential companion to Michael Fullan'sbestselling book, Leading in a Culture of Change. Thispractical guide is designed to help leaders in all sectors(corporate, education, public, and nonprofit) manage and driveproductive change within their organizations. The workbook is filled with illustrative caseexamples, exercises, and resources that you can use withindividuals or groups. It will help you (and any changeagent) integrate the five core competencies—attending toa broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process,cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a visionand context for creating coherence in organizations—andempower you to deal with the issues of complex change.
Description : "At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees." --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation "Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples, he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations." --John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation "In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftly combines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights in organizational change and leadership. The result is a compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations." --John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership "Michael Fullan's work is remarkable. He masterfully captures how leaders can significantly improve their learning and performance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances in which they practice. A tour de force." --Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego City Schools "Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate and foreign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge from each into an exemplary template for improving leadership in both." --Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change.
Description : Lead With Me, 2nd Edition provides courageous principals with the tools for partnering with teachers in the student learning and improvement process. This practical guide explains the skills teacher leaders need and offers advice for principals who wish to engage teachers in learning these skills. Packed with stories and examples from educators in the field, this second edition explores how to: Build mutual trust and accountability with teachers and faculty Encourage and facilitate professional development Carefully manage the distribution of power and authority by involving faculty members in decision-making. The revised second edition provides a variety of helpful tools—PowerPoint presentations, reflection questions, activities for professional learning sessions, and annotated lists of additional resources—that can be downloaded as eResources: www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138785588.
Description : Aligning theory with practice, chapter-by-chapter activities and discussion questions examine the critical role of a strong learning community in implementing effective school reform, with a focus on Blanksteins six guiding principles:Common mission, vision, values, and goals Systems for prevention and intervention Collaborative teaming for teaching and learning Data-driven decision making and continuous improvement Active engagement from family and community Building sustainable leadership capacity With the Facilitators Guide to Failure Is NOT an Option™, you can effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of Blanksteins principles. It is an ideal resource for school principals, district administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers, and perfect for groups of any size-pairs, small workshops, and large seminars.
Description : Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores theconcept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and preparesstudents in teacher education courses and programs to conductresearch in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensiveexperience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher trainingand teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guidesstudents through the background, theory, and strategy required tosuccessfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the booktackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the secondpart provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry researchprojects across a range of school settings, content areas, andteaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics suchas: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding theteaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power andvoice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on moderndevelopments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfullyguides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand theimportance of their involvement in studying and researching theirclassroom settings, giving a better understanding of how theirbeliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.
Description : This book is a practical guide to "reading" the culture of organizations and to understanding the implications of culture for organizational effectiveness. Beginning with an explanation of the theories of organizational culture, the book provides guidance on collecting information, leading students through qualitative research methods of observation, interviewing, and analyzing written texts. Students come away equipped to apply cultural insights to fostering diversity, supporting organizational change, making leadership more dynamic, understanding the link between ethics and culture, and achieving personal growth.
Description : Written as a leadership guide for practicing and future leaders, this handbook will guide each reader through ten chapters that include frameworks, tools, and exercises to develop collaborative leadership.
Description : Exploring Leadership For College Students Who Want to Make aDifference, Student Workbook This companion to the third edition of ExploringLeadership is designed to help you deepen your understanding ofleadership and develop your leadership potential. The workbookincludes tools to enhance your exploration of the RelationalLeadership Model, and exercises to guide your learning. You willdiscover how to lead with integrity and interact productively withteams and groups, develop a clear understanding of complexorganizations, and cultivate strategies for dealing with change. Inaddition, the workbook includes provocative discussion questions,journal prompts, and space for reflective writing. Praise for Exploring Leadership: StudentWorkbook "I would say that this is a must for all student leaders... theperfect companion to Exploring Leadership, complete withengaging activities and thoughtful prompts." —Vernon A.Wall, director of business development, LeaderShape, Inc. "Just what the field of leadership education is craving! Thisworkbook is filled with resources to situate the content in such away that students will have the greatest opportunity to advancetheir understanding of the study and practice of leadership."—Craig Slack, assistant director, Adele H. StampStudent Union – Center for Campus Life, University ofMaryland; director, National Clearinghouse for LeadershipPrograms "This workbook reflects the collective expertise of the verybest leadership educators from across the country. Whether used asa classroom supplement or as a facilitation tool in experientialcocurricular programs, the Student Workbook is a must-haveand provides critical tools for personal development and leadershiplearning." —T.W. Cauthen III, assistant dean ofstudents, The University of Georgia