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3Leadership Through Empowerment Raymond J. McNulty, PresidentInternational Center for Leadership in Education
4Why Empowerment?Aren’t the leaders trained to do this leadership stuff?Don’t complex problems demand a complex set of specialists to solve them?I am a teacher, parent, student, community person, business person.. ……I have my role you have yours!
5Expertise can sometimes be a road block to problem solving Expertise can sometimes be a road block to problem solving. Experts see their points as critical to resolution, without sometimes valuing the thinking of others.
6“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Shurnyu Suzuki
7Why good spread sheets make bad strategies. We live in a world obsessed with science, predictability and control.If we can’t measure it, it doesn’t count!
8We must consider the possibility that if we can’t measure something, it might be the very most important thing!
9Mary Dunn’s kindergarten is a busy place Mary Dunn’s kindergarten is a busy place. While she works with John in one corner of the room, Sally spills her paints in another. Sally begins to cry softly. Linda, another student, comes over to Sally, puts her arm around her, and then helps to clean up the paint.
11Principal Arlene Gore always includes a session in her faculty meetings for teachers to raise issues. Today, Chuck Green complains about how the students don’t move along in the hallways between classes. This causes large groups blocking the way, loud rough housing, and potential intimidation for younger students. Arlene asks everyone to take a few minutes to write down why he or she thinks students behave in this way. After sharing in small groups and then in the full group, about six teachers volunteer to form a team to study the situation. One teacher suggests that one or two of the worst offending students be invited to work with the team. This idea meets with a mixed reaction.
12Agenda Role of Empowerment Self-Knowledge, Vision, Mission Relationship ClimateCourageConflict Resolution
15Quad D Students say, “I got it!” Teachers facilitate the learning…. Students commit it to memory
16School leadership is a disposition for taking action School leadership is a disposition for taking action. Quadrant D Leadership is the collaborative responsibility for taking action.
17Developing teachers’ and students’ capacities is clearly important. Quad D Leadership cannot be implemented unless people are empowered to act.Developing teachers’ and students’ capacities is clearly important.
18Quad D Leadership Framework Vision65432Empowerment112345
19C D A B Four Quadrants of Leadership Adaptive Visionary Leadership KNOWLEDGEHighABLowAuthoritativeLeadershipCollaborativeLeadershipLowHighAPPLICATION
20Four Quadrants of Leadership 6DC5Increasing Student LeadershipKNOWLEDGE43Increasing Staff Leadership2BA112345APPLICATION
21Increasing from A/C to B/D Quadrant D LeadershipIncreasing from A/C to B/DCreate and empower leadership teams around groups of students and school functions.Facilitate team building activitiesListen and validate ideas from others.Be open to new possibilities.Be willing to credit others for success.Involve and listen to students in school practices.Consistently tap and develop future school leaders
22What does empowerment look like at the highest levels?
23It’s not us against them! Talking with kids…It’s not us against them!
25Empowering the students Day of Pink: A day to stand against bullying, harassment, and discrimination25
26Period 1 Day of Pink is a day of action, born when a youth in a high school in Cambridge, Nova Scotia was bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school. His fellow students decided to stand up to bullying; and hundreds of students came to school wearing pink to show support for diversity and stopping discrimination. What do you feel makes you different or unique? Have you ever felt this puts you at risk for being bullied or harassed?
27Empowering the students Quick-Writes: (3-5 minute writings)Describe a time you have been made fun of or harassed for being or looking different. How did you deal with it?Have you ever teased or made fun of someone for being or looking different, or witnessed someone else doing this and didn’t speak up? Write about why you think you did that, and thinking back, what should you have done?27
28Quad D leadership is self- maintaining through the empowerment of everyone, creating leadership density
348 Key Empowerment Points Tell me my role, tell me what to do and give me the rulesDiscipline those who are out of lineGet me excitedDon’t forget to praiseDon’t scare meImpress meGive me some autonomySet me up to winMelissaRaffoni
35AgendaRole of EmpowermentSelf-Knowledge, Vision, Mission
36Leaders (position type) must know a lot about themselves before they can empower others.
37What are your…Beliefs and ValuesPrejudicesFearsSkillsWeaknesses
38When you know yourself, you can begin to embrace a process to establish a mission, vision and set of values.
39Quad D Leadership Framework Vision65432Empowerment112345
43From Butler Tech Is it ethical? Can we afford it? Will it improve student performance?Will it improve student satisfaction?Will it improve staff satisfaction?Will it improve stakeholder satisfaction?
44Agenda Role of Empowerment Self-Knowledge, Vision, Mission Relationship Climate
45Being honest and supportive is empowering to self and others Respect the empowered people. Things will go wrong. Laugh and move on.
46Agenda Role of Empowerment Self-Knowledge, Vision, Mission Relationship ClimateCourage
47CourageBe true to your beliefs.Leadership takes heart and stomach.If you empower them to lead, then trust them to lead.
48Agenda Role of Empowerment Self Knowledge, Vision, Mission Relationship ClimateCourageConflict Resolution
49Conflict Resolution Be clear who will have the final say. Seek advice, opinions and data.Do they need training in consensus and decision making?
51Consensus is…Finding a proposal acceptable enough that all members can support it .No member opposes it.
52Is not…A unanimous vote – a consensus may not represent everyone’s first priorities.A majority vote – in a majority vote, only the majority gets something they are happy with.Everyone totally satisfied.
53Requires… Time Active participation of all group members Skills in communication: listening, conflict resolution, discussion facilitationCreating thinking and open-mindedness
54Decision Funnel Manager/Leader Level Team Member Lay out process and criteria by which decisions are to be reached. Embrace the decisions.Accept responsibility for decision-making process.1Participation and acknowledgement of consensual process.Work on outcome till it feels right. Embrace the decision.2Active participation. Voice opinions. Support decision.Listen and discuss participant’s input. Make decision.3TimeNeededCommitmentTo DecisionListen to input. Make clear decisions.Voice opinions on time.4Give a direct command.Listen carefully.5
55Should we allow cell phones in school? How you ask a question is important?Should we allow cell phones in school?
56Ask open ended questions rather than yes or no questions. Such as, why do you suppose students want to use their cell phones?
58Leadership Leverage Points Coherent VisionInstructional LeadershipEmpowermentGoal FocusDecisions Based on Reliable DataCurriculum and InstructionProfessional DevelopmentFidelity of ImplementationTrustCommunicationRelationships
59Leadership Through Empowerment Raymond J. McNulty, PresidentInternational Center for Leadership in Education
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