What makes a good leader?
- Role Model
- Active Listener and Effective Communicator
- Future Focused
- Visionary - knows where to .. or can appreciate it
- HOMS: Habits of the Mind - Open to continuous learning
- Walks the Talk
- Undertakes regular PD
- Encouraging and Supportive
- Set goals for self and others
- Acknowledges strengths and weaknesses in self and others.
- Give constructive advice
- Fair / Consistent
How do I increase the impact of these devices?
- Hold a Future Focused Pedagogy staff meeting addressing how eLearning can support, enhance and bring about student engagement.
- Develop an eLearning Strategic Plan with staff aligning the devices and tools with the school charter, values, key competencies and vision. Invite key staff to become a committee.
- TOD or Staff Workshops introducing the tools available and how they align with pedagogy and the NZ Curriculum.
- Online surveys to gather current state data and desired future state.
- Take key staff to visit other schools demonstrating BEST PRACTICE
- Allow release time for Key Staff to up skill their teams etc
- Key staff to begin running staff workshops during planned fortnightly meetings.
- Enforce the strategic plan.
University of Kent Leadership Style Calculator
- is dogmatic and inflexible
- is subjective
- is feared
- is self serving
- sticks strictly to the "company line."
- communicates to impress their superiors
- trusts staff with minimal supervision
- is supportive and encourages initiative
- encourages staff to work together towards common goals.
- has honesty and integrity
- their motivation not just based on gain for themselves or power as an end in itself
- has self confidence
- has belief in the abilities of others
- has sensitivity to others feelings
- is fair towards all
- has drive: this encompasses achievement, motivation, ambition, initiative, energy, tenacity and resilience
- has relevant skills and knowledge
- has a positive mood
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
Unlike top management at Enron, exemplary leaders reward dissent. They encourage it. They understand that, whatever momentary discomfort they experience as a result of being told they might be wrong, it is more than offset by the fact that the information will help them make better decisions."
"He tells you what you want to hear, he tries to talk you up, he tries to give you the belief and you go there to do the work for him. He knows what I can do. Before the game he told me 'King, listen to me, do your magic - you are the best'. When you hear that from your coach, you want to do something for him."Kanu talking about Harry Rednapp to BBC Sport
You don't manage people, you manage things. You lead people.We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington."