- Leadership at all levels should have a consistent focus, develop capacity, and collaborate together to make the system work. These leadership levels include:
- For change to take place and be sustainable, you can’t do it with a few leaders.
- Current leaders must mold and develop new leaders so the new leaders can become the next generation of leadership.
- If leadership on all levels is consistent, the capacity to lead is developed, and new leaders are refined; there will be a culture of leadership development that is consistent, coherent, and moving in the same direction.
- I hope Fullan will discuss who are these leaders and what effective leadership looks like in a future video in this series. Indeed, if you look at any organization, there often is a clear disconnect of what leadership means and what it looks like. I like Fullan continues to talk about the leaders capacity because the capacity to lead is often missing in many leaders today.
- I am a huge supporter of teacher leadership and building the capacity to lead among those who choose not to take traditional leadership roles.
Leadership at ALL levels of the system—school, district, and state— is essential for reform to happen. Getting the lion’s share of these three groups focused on compatible agendas, building capacity, and developing other leaders who can carry on is the key to sustainability.
– Michael Fullan
Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos is a series of 22 short clips, 2-3 minutes each delve into a variety of educational topics . These videos include real life examples suitable for teachers, principals, and administrators. The videos are designed and filmed to illustrate ‘motion leadership in action’.
What are your take-a-ways from ‘Leadership at All Levels’?