Keep the Change:Leadership Lessons for Difficult Times By Pete Meslin email@example.com (714) 424-5080
Change is the essential process of life. Mr. Spock
These are unprecedented times for certain. It seems like we reach a new level of unprecedented every couple of months. In this world, you are darned if you do and darned if you do something else. But the costs are too great to chance being darned if you don’t.
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VISION • Where do we want to be? • Paint the Picture. • Keep Painting It. • Measure behavior vs. • your core values • your organization’s core values • where you want to be • Use goals as benchmarks toward your vision.
Leadership Philosophies That Work • Responsible Risk-Taking • Assertive not Aggressive • Hard on the Issues, Soft on the People • It’s About the Kids • Process Driven • Fair, Firm, Consistent, & Transparent
Making Change Soliciting “Buy In” • “Boss’s” Support. • H.R. / Classified Personnel • Union Support • The Opinion Leaders • PIO • Your “partners.”
Making Change Setting The Tone • Banned Phrases • Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain • Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone • Showing People You Care • When Things Go Wrong • Leaders Learn • Others Mourn
Making ChangeExpect Resistance • Staff Resistance • School Resistance • School Services Resistance • Resistance From Above • Advice From President Wilson • All Feedback is Good Feedback
Hire or Create “Owners” • Hiring is perhaps the most important decision you’ll make. • Involve “them” in decisions. • Bring them out of their comfort zones. • Force them to get the answers. • Praise them for completing the task.
Celebrate Successes • As a Motivator!! • Start of School Event • Look Back Occasionally • One on One Compliments • Super Star Awards • A touching story • Share successes • As publicity & as a team-builder
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Teddy Roosevelt
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